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Best Cat Products

August 10, 2020

We are always looking for the best products for our fur babies. With the huge market available for pet merchandise, it can be difficult to narrow down good choices. I have listed some of my favorite products and why I recommend each one. Our 3 cats are 12 years old, and they love to play, hunt, snuggle, and sleep most of the day. Some of these “cat” products are also great for our small dog, Leah.

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1. The Best Cat Scratcher: Smartcat Ultimate Scratching Post

My cats love this cat scratcher which is 32 inches tall. They can stretch right up to the top, and because the base is sturdy, there is no tipping or wobbling. The durable sisal is great for their nails and for toning muscles. This is very easy to assemble.

2. The Best Grooming Product For Cats: Kong Zoom Groom For Cats

This is the ultimate in cat grooming.  These are soft and rubbery and pickup loose hairs so well. My cat’s skin is not as dry, and by brushing with these, I’ve helped reduce any hairballs and snarls. My cats actually love having their hair brushed and wait eagerly for their turn. Leah, our little dog, also enjoys this type of brush as well. It’s gentle on their sensitive skin, and easy to wash.

3. The Best Cat Tree: Amazon’s Basic Multi-level Cat Tree with Scratching Posts

We purchased this cat tree and as we were putting it together, the cats were all over it. They can climb to the top, and more than one can be on it at a time. The tree is sturdy and secure for my cats that range in weight from 9 lbs to 12 lbs. I did remove the hanging bell as their nails could easily get caught in the metal. They like the cozy house, everything is soft, and easy to clean. We also are able to fit this in our Motor Home when traveling, and the cats can all climb up to the upper bunks using this as their ladder. A great investment! And not too hard to put together. It took my husband and I about 40 minutes.

4. Cat Laser Light: Pawsome Pets Automatic Cat Laser Toy, With 3 Rotating Modes – Auto Shut Off

When I turned this on, all 3 cats were immediately curious and when they saw the light starting to move, they were hooked. This Automatic Laser Light comes with 3 adjustable modes: fast, slow, or random. There is a 15 minute timer which shuts the toy off when used in the random mode. This is a sturdy toy, and the cats have never tipped it over. It requires 3 AAA batteries. Definitely a big hit!

5. Cat Feather Toy Set: Cat Feather Wand with 2 Poles & 9 Attachments

We get tired out with this before the cats do. This is a multiple cat play toy as all three cats take turns chasing the feather or worm. The poles are retractable and extend from 15” to 39.” The wand is very light, flexible, durable and easy to store. Comes with 4 worms and 5 feathers. A great game focusing on cat’s predatory instinct!

6. Squeaky Mouse Or Bird: Gigwi Interactive Squeaking Cat Play N Squeak Toy

This toy is great!! My cats like the bird or the mouse. They get hours of play as every time they move it, the toy squeaks. The mouse has very soft fur, and one of my cats will sleep on it.

7. Catnip Mice: SmartyKat Tea Teazers Cat Toys

These are busy toys I find all over the house as the cats drop them everywhere. These can be picked up, carried, batted around. The cats will always like these simple inexpensive toys loaded with their favorite catnip!

8. Cat Bed: Best Friends By Sheri Orthocomfort Deep Dish Cuddler

Cats love soft, cozy, warm places to sleep. This bed offers all of that plus a sense of security. This bed fits pets up to 25 lbs., and is non-toxic, machine washable, and drier-safe. We have several around for the cats as well as Leah, our dog, who likes to think she “owns” all of them!

9. Water Dispenser: Pet Safe Healthy Gravity Water Station

What a great way to leave fresh water available for your pets. I have only purchased the water station, but there is a station available for dry food. This dispenser comes in 64, 128, or 320 ounce water capacities. The reservoir is made of durable BPA-free plastic and locks in place to prevent spills. The bowl is stainless steel and this station will disassemble for easy cleaning in your dishwasher.

10. Litter Box Pad: Pieviev Cat Litter Mat-Super Size

This Litter Box Mat is ideal for catching the litter dropping from your cat’s paws. Most of the litter gets trapped inside the mat’s layers, limiting tracking of litter throughout your house. The bottom layer of mat is waterproof so your floor is protected from accidents. The upper layer has a honeycomb design which traps the litter. It is easy to just pick up the mat and dump the clean litter back into the box for recycling. This is durable and easily washable. Definitely a must for any litter box!

I hope you enjoy these products as much as my cats Molly, Rosa, and Dove do (and Leah too). If you have any questions, or would like any more information, please feel free to contact me. Enjoy!

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  1. These things are so cute and will definitely consider the cat tree when I get a kitty of my own. Unfortunately, the family cat is too scared of mechanical toys, so she definitely won’t play with the laser thing hahahaha. The rug for kitty litter is something I would love to try out too. 🙂

    1. Thank you Kathleen.. I really like the litter mat. It keeps the scattered litter to a minimum. As for the laser light, you could try a small handheld laser you operate yourself. It is smaller than a flashlight – my cats love it!!

  2. These are great! My boyfriend and I have a cat who we spoil so much! We have been looking for a great cat tree, and that one looks awesome! We get our cat the catnip mice, and he goes crazy for them. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you and glad you like these selections. My cats really like that cat tree. We actually travel with it in our Motor home as they can go up on the bunk above if they want, or hang out below..

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