I do more than half of my pet shopping at Amazon. The site carries so much variety in foods, supplements, toys, habitats, and even pet clothing and costumes. If there's something I'm not sure about, I depend on the reviews of other pet owners to steer me in the right direction; when all the customers rate an item with 5 stars, I'm pretty sure to get a quality item. So, I did some searching on Amazon to find the highest ratings in 10 popular cat 'cat'egories to share with you. Here are what Amazon customers think are some of the best products for your cats.
1. The Best Outdoor Cat House: The Kitty Tube
The Kitty Tube is by far the favorite of Amazon's customers in the outdoor cat house category. That might be because the Kitty Tube is fully insulated and is built for warmth in winter and coolness in summer, with air vents that can be opened or closed depending on the weather. The Tube fits up to 3 cats comfortably and comes with a cat bed. There is even a cat bed option for feral cats. Very user-friendly, huh?
And the Kitty Tube is green! It's made of 100 percent post consumer content consisting of recycled milk and detergent bottles. Go green with the Kitty Tube at Amazon.com.
Now here's a cat tree with a whole lot of cat and cat owner fans. Almost 2000 cat owners have written sterling reviews of the Armarkat Cat Tree on Amazon. And there are 428 customer images posted for this tree house; some photos show 7 cats in the tree house at the same time! Now, that's a fan club!
The Armarkat Cat Tree shown here is the 66" model, but you can order the Cat Tree in various heights with several configurations. Check them all out on Amazon.com.
3. The Best Cat Scratcher: SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post
Here's a cat scratcher made for cats who love to stretch, and what cat doesn't? The SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is the ultimate because it's tall (32"), it's got sisal scratching material, and it's got a solid, sturdy base that won't let the Scratching Post wobble while kitties scratch.
The great (my cat loves his!) SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post is available at Amazon.com.
4. The Best Cat Toy: Da Bird
For years now, Da Bird has been the best selling cat toy. It's the feathers, the wand, the interactive qualities of Da Bird...probably all three. I don't know, but I can vouch for it because it is also my cat's favorite toy and one of my picks for 19+ Best Interactive Pet Toys. This Da Bird is sold with replacement feathers - your cat will need them.
6. The Best Elevated Cat Feeder: PetFusion Pet Feeder
No matter how tidy your cat may be, with the wrong feeding bowl setup, your cat won't be able to avoid making a small mess and getting indigestion in the process. With the PetFusion Pet Feeder, you can give your cat a much more comfortable and enjoyable eating experience by having elevated bowls that they don't have to strain to use. This feeder is nice and sleek looking and comes in a sturdy matte grey or red metal that is easy to wipe clean. It also comes with bowls designed to be anti-slip that you can simply toss into your dishwasher. The feeder itself is designed so that it won't move around when your cat eats from it , thus keeping messes to a minimum. The feeder also comes in a dark wood if that fits better with your kitchen decor. Sturdy, well-designed and effective, this feeder is close to perfect according to its rave reviews.
6. The Best Cat Litter: Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter
This clay clumping litter claims to keep moisture from the bottom of the pan, making it one good reason why Amazon customers rate it so highly. Natural, hypoallergenic, and dust free, what more could you want in a cat litter? Oh, it's odor free. Read more about how clearly better Ultra Precious Cat Litter is here on Amazon. (If you need a better kitty litter mat, make sure to check out 5 Best Cat Litter Mats.)
The Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box is not a truly self cleaning litter box like the mechanical one here that get rave reviews, but it is an ingeniously designed litter box that works well and is surprisingly affordable. When you are ready to clean out your cat's litter box, all you need to do is roll the litter box over to the right and then back. When you roll the box, the waste collects into a specially designed bin so that you can quickly clean out the litter box without any messy scooping. While it does not get perfect marks, I included this on my list of best products since it is such a clever design and most of the folks who have used it love it as you can see in the reviews here.
8. The Best Grooming Product For Cats: Kong Zoom Groom For Cats
Here's another product that I can vouch for. The Kong Zoom Groom is made of a solid piece of rubber. Its spikes are thick and rounded at the tips, so they feel more gentle than the steel spikes of most cat brushes. Yet, the Zoom Groom is just as effective at removing dead hairs as the steel brush. Its effectiveness may have as much to do with the static it creates when it rubs against your cat's fur, as from the brush's tines, which are rather far apart. Hairs clump together and are easily removed from the Zoom Groom. (Update: I misplaced my Zoom Broom so I tried Christina's Perfect Pet Brush and it worked really well I think I prefer it to the Zoom Broom.)
A sturdy, soft, and cozy cat sill with bolster or hood, the K&H Kitty Sill Deluxe offers a perfect kitty view from a height she'll love. This cat sill requires no tools to mount!
10. The Best Cat Hideout: PSI Imports Kitty Play Tunnel
Why is this cat tunnel rated higher than the others by cat owners? Looks like the rest of them... Could it be because the nylon is tougher? Or the Kitty Play Tunnel has a soft warm lining that makes it cozy for their cats? Or perhaps it's because the Kitty Play Tunnel has four strong ties on both ends so that the tunnel can be combined with other tunnels to create a maize of tunnels for multiple cats. Everyone raves about the Kitty Play Tunnel; one cat-owner wrote, "I can't get my cat out of it!" Now that's a good sign....
Bonus Item 11. The Best Looking Cat Scratcher Lounge: Petfusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge
I just tried out this item and had to update this article to tell you about it. The PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is a great looking combination scratcher and lounge. Unlike many cat scratchers than work well but don't look great in the house, this curvy piece is really sleek and modern looking and attractive enough (when not worn out) that you don't have to hide away when guests visit. It is made of high quality cardboard designed for about a year worth of use. The durability and quality of the product is excellent and my cat really loves sleeping on it and getting his paws on it. You can read the rave reviews and buy it here.
Well, that's my list of great cat products that you may not already be aware of. Any great products that you would suggest be added to the list?
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