Petmate Catcher Mat
For years I have been trying to find something that will catch the litter from a cat's paw as they get out of the litter box. I have a large litter box in a large walk-in closet. The box is in a corner, yet litter covers the entire hardwood floor. I put this mat under the litter box and no more litter scattered across the closet floor. How great is that?
September 4, 2013
THE PRODUCT WORKS WELL, MUCH LESS LITTER TRACKED OUT OF THE BATHROOM THAN BEFORE. WHEN I CLEAN OUT THE LITTER BOXES I JUST SHAKE OUT THE MATS INTO THE BOXES. I HAD TO ACCLIMATE MY CATS TO THE PRODUCT BEFORE USING THEM NEAR THEIR LITTER BOXES. TWO OUT OF MY THREE CATS WERE AFRAID OF THE MATS AT FIRST. I ACTUALLY HAD TO PUT ONE NEAR THE FOOD BOWL FOR TWO DAYS BEFORE MY ONE CAT WOULD GO NEAR IT.
October 20, 2013
Does the job!
This mat is very well made and traps the majority of litter that makes it out of the box. We use FelinePine and it can get pretty messy as it breaks down into sawdust - the mat is especially effective at trapping that.
January 28, 2014
These mats are wonderful. I ordered 2 large and 1 extra large. I confine our 2 adult male cats to a portion of the house in order to separate them from our female Boston Terrier puppy. They have the roam of a large room and one smaller room, as well as a screened in porch. They both consider themselves to be 'top cat', strutting around with their tails held high. To keep harmony and give them options I decided to provide them with 3 litter boxes, which I clean at least once a day, placed in different areas. I have tried other mats and solutions to keep down the tracking (I use Swheat Scoop and our Maine Coon often jumps out of the box with litter caught in his big fluffy paws). These mats keep this problem to a minimum. I highly recommend.
March 25, 2014
Traps all the litter from my litter box after my cat finishes using it, it really works great and has a bit of cushion when my cat jumps out of the litter box
March 7, 2014
Easy to clean, Traps a lot of litter
While not perfect, I would hate to think what my laundry room where the cat litter box is located would look like without it! Traps a lot of litter that would otherwise be tracked outside the box. Very easy to clean! If it doesn't need a thorough washing, I run the vacuum cleaner over it to pick up the trapped litter. I have two of the large size mats --- one bought from Chewy and the other from a local pet store franchise; Chewy's price was half the price of the other store!
February 1, 2014
Nice looking, good, basic mat
This is a good, large size (the large) - provides a nice buffer outside the litter box. Looks nice, dark, charcoal-ish/blueish colour, it's not too pokey (some of the litter mats I tried in a store seemed quite stiff and harsh).
Kitty was hesitant to step on it at first (I laid it out on the floor when rearranging the space) but once it was a pad in front of the box, she's had no issues.
It does catch litter, and you can grab the edge and shake it toward the middle and then shake it out to clean. The one slight downside is that it's fairly easy for litter to escape, get dragged off by a paw, etc.
The space is certainly cleaner with the mat, and it catches 80-90% of litter that comes out, but not all and it can be brushed off by paws onto the floor. It's not as easy as brushing from a smooth surface or anything, it's got the plastic small loopyish stuff, but it does happen.
December 10, 2013
Cat seems ok with it but it has a strong, rubber smell. Since it was only wrapped with a paper sleeve, I'm worried we're stuck with the smell. There needs to be a 'maybe' option for 'do you recommend this product'. If the odor dissipates, then I'll recommend. If not, I won't.
December 15, 2014