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PetSnowy SNOW+ Cat Litter Box Review: Is it Worth The Hype?

My cat looks at Petsnowy SNOW+
Written by Clair Chesterman

The Petsnowy SNOW+ Cat Litter Box is a new automatic self cleaning cat litter box in the market, and it is getting more hype after its impressive crowdfunding campaign. It’s available for pre-order only now, but I decided to do the review before the official release. I reached out to the manufacturers and requested a sample for an unbiased assessment, but instead of sending it to me, they offered a discount to buy it. 

Personally, I view this as a concerning sign because reputable manufacturers are usually confident in their products and willingly provide samples for testing, as demonstrated by my experiences with the Litter Robot 4, Leo’s Loo Too, CatGenie AI, and several other brands that I have previously tested. However, it could be just simple inventory issues or the need for initial sales revenue.

Nevertheless, even though I was not able to test the product personally, I decided to thoroughly check the description, go over it and evaluate it based on my previous experience. Below are some of the key points of PetSnowy SNOW+ self cleaning cat litter box. 

Price

Screenshot with prices from IndieGoGo page

Screenshot with prices from IndieGoGo page

Surprisingly, the Petsnowy SNOW+ Self-Cleaning Litter Cat Litter Box is priced almost similar to other popular automatic cat litter boxes, such as the Litter Robot 4 and Leo’s Loo Too

This higher price point may be attributed to several factors. Petsnowy SNOW+ probably boasts advanced features and innovative technology that may justify its cost. It might also be because it offers superior self-cleaning capabilities, enhanced odor control, or a more sophisticated design for the cat’s comfort.

Additionally, the construction and materials used in the Petsnowy SNOW+ could be of exceptional quality.

Given the price point of Petsnowy SNOW+, it is best to conduct further research and compare with other popular brands to ensure you will get the value for your money.

Product Description

The product description provided by PetSnowy contains misleading information, in my opinion. The statement, “Finally, a litter box that collects all scoop ideas,” implies that their product is unique and unmatched in the market. However, there are already numerous existing self cleaning litter boxes with similar features available.

Additionally, the claim of being the “world’s most trusted smart care innovator” is an exaggeration, as several established cat tech brands have a long-standing presence in the pet industry.

While PetSnowy’s self-cleaning cat litter box may appear impressive, labeling itself as the most trusted innovator is a bit misleading to me. Other people may disagree, but this is only my personal opinion.

With all the products I have tested, I’ve become extra cautious when seeing such claims in a product description. These are the factors that I carefully analyze before investing in a new and expensive product.

Zero Smell Experience Feature

3-stage deodorization technology on Petsnowy SNOW+ cat litter box

Photo Amazon.com

The “Zero smell experience” feature offered by PetSnowy SNOW+ sounds promising, but it’s worth noting that previous products have struggled to deliver effective odor elimination for cat litter.

PetSnowy claims to remove 90% of ammonia, and I genuinely hope they can deliver on this promise. However, one concern I have is the longevity of the deodorizing system. It is possible that the system may require occasional replacement, which could become a recurring expense. 

Nevertheless, if the deodorizing system functions as intended, maintaining an odor-free environment for both the cat and its owners would be a worthwhile investment.

Auto-Sealing Draw Waster

Explanation of how waste auto-sealing works with Petsnowy SNOW+

Photo Amazon.com

The Auto-sealing draw waster feature is undeniably unique and offers something missing from products like LR4 or Leo’s Loo. However, it also comes with a potential drawback. With this feature, cat owners are required to use PetSnowy bags for the drawer, which could result in additional recurring expenses.

PetSnowy offers these bags for purchase on their website, with prices listed as follows:

  • 30 Bags – $39.99
  • 60 Bags – $59.99
  • 120 Bags – $89.99

In contrast, LR4 and Leo’s Loo have their own liner bags, but users are not obligated to use them. In my experience, regular garbage bags have proven to work well for the previous cat litter boxes I have tested.

Therefore, while the Auto-sealing Draw Waster is a unique feature, the need to purchase specific bags may be a factor to consider in terms of ongoing costs.

Curved Walkway

Cat in front of Petsnowy SNOW+ cat litter box

Photo Amazon.com

The Curved Walkway feature of the litter box is one of the most conversational features of PetSnowy SNOW+. However, I have concerns regarding its closed space.

Based on my cats’ preferences, I believe they would be reluctant to use this litter box. Many cats tend to dislike confined spaces, especially when doing their business.

While I understand the reasoning behind PetSnowy’s design choice, I don’t consider it the best option for larger cats. It’s possible that I may be mistaken, so I hope I get to have a chance to test it in the future.

Although PetSnowy claims it can accommodate cats weighing up to 20 lbs, I have doubts about the comfort of cats over 15 lbs when using this litter box.

App and Health Monitoring

Petsnowy SNOW+ app

Photo Amazon.com

This cat litter box also has an app and health monitoring feature. However, there is nothing particularly unique compared to similar offerings from other products in the market. Many automated cat litter boxes also come with companion apps that allow users to monitor their cat’s health and receive notifications about their litter box activities.

While this feature can be convenient for keeping track of your cat’s well-being, it is not a standout aspect of the PetSnowy SNOW+ self-cleaning cat litter box. 

Warranty and Return Policy 

I think one of the significant drawbacks of PetSnowy SNOW+ is its limited warranty and return policy with only a one-year warranty, which is relatively short for a brand-new product in the market. Because of this factor, I feel a bit uncertain about its long-term reliability and support.

Additionally, the 30-day return policy offered by PetSnowy is comparatively shorter when compared to other competitors. In comparison, Litter Robot 4 comes with a 90-day return policy and a 3-year warranty that shows confidence in their product.

Customers often prefer a longer warranty and a more generous return policy as they provide a sense of confidence and reassurance in the product’s quality and the manufacturer’s commitment to customer satisfaction.

Conclusion

With the price point of the PetSnowy SNOW+ litter box, I would think twice before placing an order. Other more established automatic cat litter boxes in the market offer better reliability and robust customer support.

It would be wise to wait for initial user reviews and closely monitor their experiences with the product for at least 6-12 months.

Once the first users start sharing their reviews (you can check the first reviews on Amazon), I will eagerly cover their feedback and hope that PetSnowy will send me a SNOW+ unit for my own comprehensive review.

Author

  • Clair Chesterman

    Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

Petsnowy SNOW+ Final Review
  • Petsnowy SNOW+ Current Score
3.8

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

2 Comments

  • There is no information as to who the owners of the company are, or an address for the company . The only way to contact them is via email or an 800 number. A good way to hide who you really are.

    I am always skeptical when a company does not want to “own” their product with names of principals, and design/business background. Instead their website says that
    “Our parent company brings over 33 years of smart pet care experience to our work and 4 production parks across the world, and has more than 300 patents, positioning us as the world’s leading supplier of pet products. Some of today’s most trusted pet retailers in U.S rely on us as their exclusive partner.”

    Who are you? Not spending $500 without some more information.

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