The good thing about internet shopping is there is so much choice, however how do you work out what the best things to buy for your cat are? Here are the top 10 things you can buy from Amazon for your cat.
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the cat appeasing pheromone that a mother naturally releases to her kittens after birth. This helps to make the kittens feel safe and secure and promotes a bond.
It is scentless and species-specific – with no effect on humans or other pets and is even scientifically proven, with studies to support all claims.
There is a huge range of Feliway products, the classic plugin is good for anxious cats and can be used especially in stressful times such as moving home or the arrival of a new baby. There are also sprays to use when travelling with your cat to things like vet appointment.
Feliway Friends can help the relationship of cats in multi-cat households. It should be used when you add a new cat to your household, or to keep the peace amongst rivals in the home and promote a bond. It is a good product to try if your cats fight, hiss, growl, chase, stare or block resources from each other.
Simply plug into a socket and it will last for 4 weeks – you can buy refills once it has run out.
I don’t know why, but most cats go nuts for Dreamies. Although they are treats and should be given in moderation, there is nothing wrong with your cat having a little treat now and again (as long as they don’t have any pre-existing health conditions – if you have any doubts, check with your vet).
Dreamies come in several flavours – cheese, chicken, salmon and tuna to name but a few, and this mega pack will last your cat a while! It works out cheaper to buy in bulk than what you’d pay at most supermarkets.
A cat fountain
Some cats won’t drink much and this can cause health problems. Cats tend to prefer running water, rather than a bowl which is why some cats prefer to drink straight from the tap. Of course, leaving your taps running just for the cat is a bit extreme and may result in a flooded house, therefore a cat fountain is a much better option!
Cat fountains allow your pet access to fresh, oxygenated water, not only that they are energy efficient and quiet too, with three modes so you can choose how fast the flow of water is. They do not only filter the water with a triple filter system but keep the water moving so great for cats who are reluctant to drink. The large capacity means you don’t have to worry about your cat going without water if you are out of the house for prolonged periods of time.
A cat friendly food bowl
Cats are notoriously picky and some will even refuse to eat out of certain bowls. Due to their sensitive whiskers, if the bowl is small it can irritate them. These specially designed bowls are shallow and wide, allow your cat to eat in comfort. They are also great for cats with shorter muzzles, like Persians.
They have a non-slip base, feel nice and weighty and can even go in the dishwasher! Plus they are pretty cute too.
A cat igloo
Cats love dark and cosy places and cat igloos provide just that. They can be placed on the floor, or if your cat is a tree dweller, they can be put higher up. A dark place to retreat is great if you have a busy household and your cat needs their own space.
The ICONIC Premium Cat Bed is versatile and it is a 3 in 1, it can be used as an igloo, or the top can be pushed down and inner cushion put on top to make an open bed – which is great if you are unsure if your cat will take to it! It also has a non-slip base and can easily be taken with you should you need to travel with your cat. Included is a super snuggly cushion that can be removed if needed.
Cats moult and although most will groom themselves, you should brush them too. It not only allows the two of you to bond but also gives you a chance to health check your cat, checking for any lumps, bumps or the like.
The type of brush you need and the frequency will depend a lot on what type of coat your cat has, and how willing they are to allow you to brush them. Furminators make brushes suitable for both long and short hair.
The Stainless steel shedding edge reaches through the topcoat to remove the loose undercoat without damaging the top coat. It has skin guards preventing your pet from being hurt even if applying pressure and has curved edges for safety. To remove the hair on the brush, it has a FURejector button to release the hair with ease and it even comes with an edge guard to protect the teeth when the brush is stored away.
Robot fish toy
If your cat loves fishing, try this Robot fish toy. Just put little fishes in a bowl of water and watch your cat hunt.
These fish toys for cats contain built-in LEDs that flash and light up when turned on. They also feature a robotic fin that moves back and forth, gliding these cat robot fish toys gracefully along the water. With these combined features, this cat toy is great for catching your cats attention and encouraging them overcome their fear and unease of water to catch and hunt down these fishy fiends.
Grow your own cat grass with The Purr Paw Cat Grass. It contains 100% organic wheatgrass seeds, as well as 100% organic-rich compost that have both been sourced from the UK. Each kit contains 2 x containers, with all of the ingredients that you need to grow thick, lush cat grass.
The healthy, organic wheatgrass seeds will aid in your cat’s digestion and helps to prevent unwanted hairballs with each kit lasting up to 2 weeks.
An XL- cat scratch post
Most cat scratch posts on the market are quite small and aimed at kittens, making them difficult for adult cats to benefit from them. Scratching is a normal part of cat behaviour and should be encouraged to not only help them keep their claws in good condition, but by giving them somewhere to claw at, they are less likely to scratch at your furniture.
The Kerbl scratch post is a whopping 78cm tall and has a sturdy base, meaning bigger, enthusiastic cats are unable to knock it over. It even has a toy ball at the top to encourage your cat to use it and the design is stylish and modern so it blends in with the decor of any home.
Food activity toys
Cats are clever and inquisitive animals and their natural instint is to hunt and search for food. Food activity toys are a great way to stimulate your cats mind and due to the presence of food, will encourage your cat to interact with it.
The Trixie Brain Mover has four modules of play.
Game 1: This module requires your cat to push the balls to earn the reward. A small hole on top of each ball stimulates your cat’s sense of smell.
Game 2: Move multiple sliders to reveal hidden treat compartments.
Game 3: Move the lever to open the drawer
Game 4: Tug open colour drawer using loop
Keep your feline challenged and curious by varying the number and placement of treats. The non-slip rubber feet keep the game in place as your feline slides, pulls and explores. It also includs an instructional booklet with tips and tricks to stimulate your cat’s sense of curiosity through play. Some cats may take longer than others to get the hang of it, so show your cat what to do to teach them.
So there you go, the Top 10 things on Amazon your cat wants you to buy. Happy shopping!