FAIRPORT HARBOR, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - The OurPet's Company (OTCBB: OPCO), a leading proprietary pet supply company, announces that Pet Zone® Smart Scoop® Automatic Litter Box has received a first-place rating as the top performer among top-selling automatic litter boxes after extensive review by a North American independent testing agency.
"We are extremely proud of the results," said Dr. Steven Tsengas, chief executive officer. "They confirmed that the enhancements we made were positive for the lifestyle consumer to make cat ownership easier and more convenient in the challenge of odor control, waste collection and disposal."
Smart Scoop is a convenient feline waste management solution. Using a built-in sensor, it detects when a cat uses the litter box, waits 15 minutes to give the litter time to clump, then begins its automatic scooping cycle, which rakes the box clean of clumps and deposits them into a contained waste unit that controls odor with a carbon zeolite filter. The waste unit is lined with disposable no-touch bags. When the waste unit is full, consumers simply remove the bag, tie it, and toss it. Maintaining the litter box has never been easier!
Pet Zone engineers made technological enhancements to the Smart Scoop system that include a refined motor unit for more reliable and quieter performance, internal metal gears that won't break like plastic gears in competing products, improved rake design, and enhanced litter collection performance featuring a higher, angled deflector that ensures clumps are deposited into the waste unit rather than outside the pan.
The independent testing agency found Smart Scoop is 75% quieter than other leading brands and is therefore unlikely to be distracting to consumers or startling to cats. Additionally, the system was lauded for its rugged and reliable power unit and its ability to scoop even the heaviest clumps. The Smart Scoop, it was reported, saved consumers money, too. Because the unit's "scoop and dispose" action captures only waste and not clean litter, the agency reported that Smart Scoop offered a "best value" proposition -- consumers can easily save $199 per year on the cost of cat litter when compared with the annual cost of operating competing automatic litter boxes.
Comments from a recently conducted nationwide consumer-testing panel were favorable as well. A tester from Canton, OH, remarked, "The clean-up is easy, my cats are using it with no issues, and the self-cleaning helps keep my dogs from sniffing around!" Additional panelists noted Smart Scoop's quiet operation, ease of use, odor control, and convenient operation.
Smart Scoop accessories include replacement waste bags and carbon filters along with Pet Zone Odor Control and No Stick Litter Box Sprays. The Smart Scoop Automatic Litter Box, along with accessories, can be purchased from Amazon.com.
About The OurPet's Company
The OurPet's Company designs, produces and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products worldwide. In January 2006, the company acquired Pet Zone to build upon an excellent reputation for innovation and quality with its line of doghouses, wild bird feeders and waste management solutions. The Pet Zone® brand is being launched and has been expanded to include a complete line of pet care solutions -- from toys to waste management to feeders and bowls. Information about Pet Zone may be found at www.petzonebrand.com. For additional information on The OurPet's Company, visit www.ourpets.com
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