There are literally hundreds of ways to spoil your cat, and there are thousands of great products out there that will delight both feline and human.
Americans spend almost $500 million a year on the latest in pet fashions — cashmere sweaters, fleece jackets, stylish hats, and more — and high-end products like silver food bowls, luxury handmade beds, and high-tech toys are growing in popularity.
But you don’t have to be a millionaire to indulge in the latest and greatest cat products. Here are five cool products that will please you and your cat, without depleting your bank account.
SureFlap Microchip Pet Feeder
If you have multiple pets and one or more of them is on a special prescription diet, the Microchip Pet Feeder from SureFlap may be a life saver. Prescription diets are specially-formulated diets intended for particular disorders, and they may contain extra amounts of some nutrients or be deficient in others, which makes them inappropriate, and sometimes even harmful, for healthy cats. The Microchip Pet Feeder is compatible with all worldwide implanted identification microchips and will only open for the right cat’s microchip, so not only can you keep prescription food separate, you can also curb overeating and stop your pets from stealing each other’s food!
If you have an outdoor cat, or a cat that spends any amount of time outside, there are many dangers you need to be aware of — cars, bugs, and critters, just to name a few. So you always want to be aware of exactly where your cat is when she’s “in the wild.” And, even if your cat is always inside, you want to be able to know where she is at all times. In either case, a GPS tracker can be an invaluable asset. GPS Trackers from Pod are designed to attach to any size collar, allowing you to locate your pet on demand, monitor their activity, and record their adventures on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Pod 2 also has WiFi, which helps deliver faster positions and offers the ability to locate indoors — for those times your cat is tucked away in a remote corner of the house.
Cats, especially indoor cats, need stimulation and recreation to maintain their good mental health. This can be easy to do when you’re home with your cat, but if your cat is by herself for extended periods each day, how can you ensure she’s getting the mental and physical stimulation she needs? The Kittyo lets you watch, speak to, play with, give treats to, and record your cat when you’re away, via an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can control a laser pointer with your touchscreen, talk to your cat with the microphone, and dispense treats with the touch of a button!
Sauder Modern Interactive Pet Cube
You know about the importance of environmental enrichment and the need to have plenty of places to hide, perch, sleep, and scratch around your house. But you don’t have to completely redecorate your entire home to appease your cat. The Modern Interactive Pet Cube from Sauder features a molded bristle for rubbing, a scratch pad, toy, padded bed, and more. It’s also discrete and stylish, so you can keep your cat entertained and comfortable, without filling your living room with scratching posts and cat towers.
Dr. Catsby’s Bowl For Whisker Relief
Does your cat scoop her food out of the bowl with her paw to eat? This can be a normal, instinctive behavior, but if she is also leaving food in the bowl or avoiding eating altogether, it could be a sign of whisker fatigue. When a cat’s whiskers are forced into close contact with the sides of a bowl, it can get extremely painful. Dr. Catsby’s Bowl For Whisker Relief is a wide but shallow dish, that allows cats to access their food without pulling back their whiskers. It features a non-slip mat for stability, and a stainless steel finish to protect against bacteria.
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