One thing that all cat owners agree upon is that they love their pets, but could do without cleaning their litter boxes. A perfect cat box would be one that automatically cleans itself. There are several on the market, but none of them work as well as the Omega Paw. Many cat owners are familiar with the electronic self-cleaning boxes, which usually are quite expensive (over $50). Most of them require constant changing
of litter bags or filters, which add to the cost. In addition, the noise scares some cats from ever stepping foot in them. Most automatic boxes use a combing mechanism to scrape the waste. The problem with these is that the automatic mechanism sometimes jams, rendering the entire contraption useless. These seem ideal, on the surface, but may be more trouble to use than standard boxes.
Enter the Omega Paw. The Omega is a rounded box with a hood that fastens onto the box. At first glance, it looks like a traditional covered box that requires scooping to remove cat waste. However, inside is a unique patented grill that sifts the used litter from the rest, depositing it into a removable tray. You simply roll the box onto its top and then roll back into its upright position. Slide out the removable tray and dispose of the waste, leaving the unused litter in the box and making it clean and fresh. The whole process takes less than five minutes to complete on a daily basis. And that’s it…no expensive bags or filters to keep replacing. No need for batteries or placement near an electrical outlet. No worrying about jamming or noise as you control the cleaning. No more bending over and scooping all of the waste; the rollover design is so easy to use and keeps it fresher than manually scooping. And the best part of all? The Omega Paw costs only a fraction more than traditional boxes! You can order the large Omega for under $50 on Amazon.com.
The Omega Paw placed 4.3 stars out of 5 by over 1300 Amazon.com reviewers. Some of the complaints include seemingly flimsy plastic clips that hold the hood to the pan. This can be remedied through proper
assembly, or by reinforcing the clips with some tape. Another drawback is that some cats track litter out of the box and onto the floor. Omega makes a paw-cleaning litter mat that fits perfectly under the entryway of the cat box. The Omega Paw Paw-cleaning litter mat is designed to remove litter from a cat’s paw. It’s made from a durable soft plastic, with little nubs that dislodge litter so that your cat doesn’t leave a trail of litter behind. It’s easy to clean and is a fun paw shape that compliments the Omega Paw perfectly.
It comes in two sizes; regular and large. The large size is perfect for bigger cats or multi-cat households, while the regular works for smaller cats or a one-cat household. The manufacturer dimensions on the regular size are 18 x 18 x20 inches, while the large size measures 20 x 23 x 19 inches.
The Omega Paw is a bit larger than the usual covered boxes, and you need to allow room to roll it over for cleaning. It requires the use of clumping or silica litters, and you need to maintain about 3 inches of litter for proper use. By using a high quality litter, you alleviate the problem of litter sticking to the bottom of the pan. Some users have reported that not all of the clumps make it into the removable holding tray, which can be circumvented by using a premium litter. Many users recommend the use of World’s Best clumping cat litter or Scoop Away Multicat in the Omega. Though these litters are higher-priced than most, you only need to use a little at a time. In addition, the cleaning mechanism works so well that you don’t need to add as much new litter as you do with regular cat boxes. Consider using a litter catching mat in tandem.
Another thing that cat owners love about the Omega is that it’s easy to take apart and thoroughly clean, which only needs to be done every few months. The sifting action leaves only clean litter in the pan, unlike regular boxes that can leave small clumps of waste behind with the clean litter and need to be cleaned more regularly.
The Omega Paw is a boon to cat owners everywhere. It’s reasonably priced, easy to use and cuts down on the odor and mess associated with standard boxes. It’s self-cleaning mechanism works well to remove soiled litter from the tray, leaving only fresh litter for a healthier cat box and a happier cat owner.