Thursday, February 7, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
We at ScoopFree are really impressed with many of the cute cat photos submitted via our Cat Photo Contest. Customers are submitting funny cat pictures, adorable kitten pics and photos with a bit of artistry. Case in point, the photo left, submitted by a ScoopFree/FroliCat Facebook follower is one of our favorites.
Have a great photo of your cat(s)? Enter it in the into our FroliCat & ScoopFree Cat Photo contest. You could win a ScoopFree Ultra self-cleaning litter box with 6 free ScoopFree litter tray refills or five FroliCat interactive cat toys. Visit our Facebook page to enter or post the picture with the hashtag #LoveFroliCat on Twitter for a chance to win five FroliCat interactive cat toys. See the official Twitter or Facebook rules for more details. The photo contest ends Friday, February 15th, 2013 so submit your photos soon.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Grand Prize winners will receive a ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box plus a 6-pack of ScoopFree Litter or Five FroliCat interactive cat toys. Click on the links below to find out more about prizes and how to enter.
Here is what you do.
HOW TO ENTER
Send us a unique, pretty, funny or cute photo of your cat. It must be your own cat and your own photo (anything else will be disqualified).
- go to our Frolicat page - https://www.facebook.com/FroliCat/app_95936962634 or our ScoopFree Page https://www.facebook.com/ScoopFree/app_95936962634. - Upload a photo of your cat(s) with a caption, message or product review.
- Simple follow @ScoopFree (http://www.twitter.com/scoopfree) and/or @FroliCat (http://www.twitter.com/frolicat) on Twitter.
- Next, send an original photo of your cat(s) to either @ScoopFree or @FroliCat, with a nice message about our products, how you love your cat(s) or provide a caption for the photo.
- Lastly, to include hash tags #LoveFroliCat or #LoveScoopFree for the respective page you are posting on. This tags your message as a contest entry. All valid entries (see the contest rules and regs below) will be entered to win ScoopFree & FroliCat prizes.
Submit a photo to ScoopFree’s Twitter page (@ScoopFree) and be entered to win a ScoopFree Ultra Self-Cleaning Litter Box with a 6-pack of ScoopFree litter refills. One runner-up will receive a 3-pack of ScoopFree litter.
Submit a photo to FroliCat’s Twitter page (@FroliCat) and be entered to win five (5) FroliCat interactive cat toys (BOLT, DART, POUNCE, SWAY and TWITCH). One runner-up will receive a FroliCat DART DUO.
Rules and Regulations for the Facebook portion of the contest can be found here and for the Twitter portion here.
We are looking forward to seeing wonderful pictures of our customers and fans!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box Review
Thank you, ScoopFree customer Barbara C., for the wonderful review of our self-cleaning litter box.
"Buying the ScoopFree litterbox was the best money I ever spent. We can now leave on week long trips and not have to worry about litterbox issues while we're gone. I've had mine since July of 2012 and have had zero problems with it. I pay for the blue crystal trays because I live in a 1000 square foot house and have 2 cats. I am always worried about cat odor, but I'm always asking my friends if my house smells and they always say no. It is so easy to maintain! It amuses my cats too, because at times I'll find them sitting in front of the box just watching for the rake to start :)".
Monday, January 7, 2013
ScoopFree Self-cleaning Litter Box Review
A ScoopFree Customer Testimonial
Thank you, Patti F for this review of our ScoopFree self-cleaning litter box:
"I purchased this with a Groupon. Hesitant, I was. And then I read it has to use certain litter only and you have to replace the tray. I thought to myself I am not a happy camper. And, quite honestly, the trays are not cheap. But, I will say I am truly impressed. As an animal advocate and rescuer I have to say it is amazing. The area where the cats u stay is all safe and they love it. Did I mention they are in my spare bedroom? Odors were a problem. And I have asthma, the litter dust was terrible. I can honestly say odors are no more! The cats were suspicious at first, but after the first day the didn't care. It stays clean and odor free. Seriously!!!! I am atthe end of my 3rd week, multiple cats and it is great. I even went in and scooped out the solids, mixed the remaining litter a bit to give myslef a little more time before purchasing a new tray. So that will be 4 weeks! And there is no trace of a cat or litter at all. Thank you for a great product!"
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Acclimating a New Cat in your Home:
Tips for introducing another cat into a home with other cat(s)
Adding another cat to your home may not be the Happy Homecoming you envisioned. Cats already in the home, even if for a short time, may have objections to their new roommate. Some felines may feel some “child jealousy” and fear being left out. Others may be insecure about sharing space and “parental” love with another. These feelings may even turn your indoor cat a bit crazy. Ragging sessions with hissing, scratching, and chasing is normal, but you need to take charge before it’s becomes “survival of the fittest”. Getting your cats to sign a peace treaty can take time, patience and tactfulness on your side. It might take up to several weeks before your cats become comfortable with each other. Taking it slow is not a bad idea, but here are a few steps to pave the way for multi-cat co-habitation:
· Keep the new cat in a safe in a separate room
Initial separation may bring a final happy union. Give your new cat a safe, secured, and confined room to stay in. The new cat needs this isolation to get adjusted to their new atmosphere. Make sure you keep a litter box, food, water, toys, and a scratching post in the room. It’s really very tempting to watch the immediate interactions between the two cats, but hold on! Isolate the new cat for a period of one week. During this time your new cat may experience some stress symptoms such as eye or nose discharge or diarrhea. This is normal. But, if conditions such as inappropriate elimination occur, consult your vet immediately.
· Introduce your cats to each other's smell
Smells are a significant part of a cat’s life. Felines determine emotions, physical condition and hierarchy based on smell. During the one week isolation of the new cat, start an introduction through smell by sharing the same grooming brush on your cats. You can also rub a towel over the new cat and have your existing cat smell it. Consider offering the cats a special treat with the brush or towel so that they can associate each other’s smell with something positive.
· Offer treats from the other side of the door.
Offering treats under the door from the other side also introduces a positive element to an uncertain situation. Both cats will be receive reassurance that that something good lies on the other side of the barrier between them.
· Introduce Cats in a Safe Manner
Your cats first meeting should be through a controlled introduction via a cat carrier. You may need to repeat this exercise a few times to ensure that your cats are safe and that there are no displays of aggressive behavior. If there are no acts of aggression, take turns between which cat is in the carrier and which is out. Keep the personality of your cats in mind, and socialize the cats at a pace which is suitable for both.
· Try again if the first trial was a failure
Stability might come at the cost of several trials. If negative interaction persists, then you may need to keep the new cat back into its safe room and start the introduction process again. Such reactions are normal and all you need to do this time is to allow more time at each step.
Don’t worry if you are not able to establish true love between your cats. You can at least work to develop a peaceful chemistry by allowing each other some space and respecting each other’s freedom.
Cats might appear to be creatures who love to be on their own. That’s true, but only partially. Humans, just like cats require personal time even though we love to spend quality time with our near and dear ones. Cats crave human love and attention. Spend time with them, play with them, give them fresh food and water daily, and keep their litter box clean (with ScoopFree self-cleaning litter boxes, of course!). It only takes your time and interest to keep your cats happy. Whether your cats can share a true bond or not you will always be showered with their love and affection.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Part II - Keeping your Pet Safe during the Holidays
You spent some time considering how to keep potentially dangerous holiday decorations out of the reach of your cat and dog. Now let’s talk about the main event of any holiday - the food! November and December are prime feast days in American culture. While you and your family can indulge in the foods you crave and love, dogs and cats can be seriously sickened if the ingest certain "people foods".
Yummy Delights as Tummy Troublers
Thinking of putting that wrapped box of chocolate under the tree? How about sweets in a stocking? Holidays pamper to our taste buds with little boxes of love! Baked foods and chocolates add sweetness in relationships and to our moods as well! But accept this bitter truth- you cannot afford to share this sweetness with your pampered pets. Consumption of these items has been found to be associated with seizure, heart arrhythmia, and gastrointestinal upset. It’s wise to be “cruel” and “indifferent” when you feel the urge in your pet’s eyes as you take a scoop of a chocolate soufflé. You should also be practical when placing sweets under the tree or in stockings. Just because it is wrapped doesn’t mean it is hidden. Your cats and dogs can smell right through that pretty paper.
Unfortunately, nature does not permit dogs or cats to enjoy the “human sweetness”. Cats and dogs cannot consume these holiday goodies:
- Milk & dairy products (including ice cream)
- Yeast Dough
- Macadamia Nuts
- Artificial Sweeteners
Spicy meats may be your family’s favorite holiday hor dourves (think Buffalo wings and salamis) but they are simply not meant to be used snacks for the cat or dog. These items can cause pancreatitis and certainly, an expensive trip to the Vet’s office. Also, don’t feed your pets anything meats steeped in hot sauces, garlic or onions all of these foods are toxic.
Last, but not least, keep the holiday cheer for you and your guests. Cats and dogs should never be given alcohol – beer, champagne, wine or mixed drinks. Giving a pet alcohol can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, breathing issues and even seizers.
If your pet ingests any of these items, call your Veterinarian immediately.