Rated 1 out of 5 by Dion1070 Does not work, big disappointment
I have a cat that recently started to pee in a certain area in the kitchen. I have tried everything to get her to stop, homemade spray deterrents, tin foil, etc. This Petsafe Sssca tPet Deterrent was my last hope. It arrived today. I installed brand new batteries and a brand new spray cartridge and set it up in the area I wanted to deter my cat. I tested it out with my hand first and after waving my hand in front of the sensor about 15 times, it finally sprayed. I tried it again with my hand and again it took about 15 times of waving my hand in front of the sensor before it would activate. Not to mention, I had to have my hand about an inch in front of sensor before it activated. Regardless, I set it up to give it a try and what do ya know, it does not work. I walked right in front of it, about 3 inches away, stood there in front of the sensor for about 4 minutes and it DID NOT ACTIVATE ! Super big disappointment, especially for the price, I will be returning it pronto.
November 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Esnonna Definitely Effective
We purchased the PetSafe Ssscat Pet Deterrent Training Aid to try to keep out four cats away from the Christmas tree. We set it on the outside of the tree facing the wall so we could walk through the room and not set off the motion detector. We have a large tree so it needed to cover a large area. I think it may have been good in our case to have two of the units because at times when one of the cats would enter the tree area the Ssscat would not spray. It did spray enough times that the use of it definitely was effective in keeping our cats away from the tree. All but one of the cats now make a wide path around away from the tree to avoid it. I reduced the rating by one star only because there were some times that it seemed like the unit should have sprayed but didn't. The main thing is though, it is an effective deterrent.
December 27, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by joyluck PetSafe SssCat Deterrent
This product seemed promising to get my cat not to counter surf my kitchen counters and my kitchen table. I was disappointed when I turned it on and it began to continuously spray from the can even when there was nothing in front of it.
I called the company up and they said they would send a replacement. So I am only giving a 3 star rating for now and will update later when I get a chance to test out the new can.
January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nico Ssstastic!
Have had this product set up by the basement door for two weeks and its still as powerful a deterrent as day one. My nine month old kitten loves to play the "run down into the basement" game. A blast of cool air from Sst had him running in the opposite direction. The sound alone startles my older cats. Within a few days my kitten stopped going near the door and has not attempted to run past me or my husband since. Worth every penny.
January 10, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cohibaman Motion sensor not very good
Purchased three of these on a friends recommendation to keep a newly acquired cat off the kitchen counters. On all three, the motion detector only worked about 20% of the time. When they did work, there was about a 5 second delay between the motion and the spray. Not much of a deterrent. Investigating other options to keep the cat off the counters.
January 2, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1cat This does keep our cat out of our fire place
This only worked the first time I set it up on the cat, but it made her jump so high that just the sight of the spray can makes her go the opposite direction.
The sensor doesn't work well and only seems to work when you put your finger on the sensor. So now my son will grab the can and spray the cat when she gets in our blinds.
December 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harrison overall best option i've seen for deterrent.
there are other products ive seen that you have to spray yourself (in training your cat, you want to have an immediate negative reaction to them doing something bad), and my cat doesnt jump up on the counters if I'm near. I also want him to know ANY time he is on the counters is not OK. That includes when I am asleep or not home. The ONLY two issue I have with this product is that there are times when it refuses to go off, and Ive experienced 1 time when the can continuously sprayed after being set off once, meaning that the can would have emptied if I wasn't there and there goes my refill. overall a good product that I recommend.
ONE TIP I OFFER IS THIS. buy some spray bottles, the kind that resemble cleaner spray bottles, and keep them filled up with water around the house where your cat likes to break rules. You can buy ones that are pretty and nice looking so you dont have ugly spray bottles laying all around the house. This way, you can stop your cat in his/her tracks when youre home so you dont have to waste ssscat air. It's also nice that you don't waste the ssscat air on people walking by.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by catsma Helps prevent cats marking
I'd tried everything I could think of to combat my problem of finding cat urine along the baseboards, particularly in corners and doorways. There is a rivalry going on between two of my cats - I'm pretty sure it's territorial. It took buying 4 of these cans and moving them in as soon as I found and cleaned the urine, but I think we are in the home stretch. The cats don't tend to go back to places where they met the activated motion sensor. I'd say it took about 3 or 4 episodes in each location before they got the message and moved to a new spot. Now they may be starting to connect the act of peeing out of the box with getting an unwelcome surprise. This product has been the only remedy that seems to come close to solving the problem. I hope that the Ssscat deterrent will continue to do the job.
Oh, and when one of the new cans failed to work properly (it seemed to be empty from the beginning) I emailed the company and they sent me another one at no charge right away. Good customer service!
January 13, 2015