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Welcome! What Cats Need is an online superstore for cats and their human companions. We've collected thousands of the best cat essentials all in one place. More... Start with super fun cat toys to make sure your feline friend is happy and occupied. Find the best cat funiture so your four-legged purr-buddies will have a bed, play tunnel, and scratching post made just for them. We've got other necessities like litter boxes and different litter types, from natural to crystals to clay. Find fun stuff like decorative and functional dishes, plus things like harnesses and training aids for all kinds of behavioral situations. Whatever you're looking for -- from a first-time cat owner to lifelong feline companion to crazy cat person -- look no further than right here for what cats need!

Eco-Friendly 4-Pack Travel Litter Boxes

Posted on 5 June 2018 in Disposable Litter Boxes

Are you going to be traveling with your kitty this summer? Pack along a set of four biodegradable litter boxes for your on-the-road days to make travel easy and mess-free.

These pop up litter boxes are made of water-resistant recycled paper. They are disposable and biodegradable. Simply line the bottom with a minimum amount of litter and kitty will be good to go.

In an unfamiliar place (like a hotel room), kitty will appreciate the privacy and cozy atmosphere provided by the covered, walled litter box. In the rush and inconvenience of travel, you'll appreciate this easy and quick solution for temporary litter box needs.

Alternative Cat Bed: Doll Bunks

Posted on 24 April 2018 in Cat Beds

Have more than one cat? If they like to hang out together, they might like to nap together using this fun bunk bed made for American Girl dolls as a cozy two-for-one cat bed!

This is actually a set of two beds that are stackable. The beds are made of wood composite and come with doll bedding, including a soft pad base for each bunk. We have a similar single-bunk doll bed for our cats and we found that the addition of a folded fleece blanket makes the bed cozy and comfortable without bulking it up too much.

Just imagine how cute your two furry friends will look when they share their new piece of furniture!

CatTwig Silver Vine Alternative Cat Toy

Posted on 13 March 2018 in Silvervine

This is a fun, natural toy and treat for cats. It's unprocessed silver vine, dried from natural plants native to Asia. It has been known to attract cats, similar to catnip.This package of silver vine comes with 6 sticks. Cats react differently to the substance (much like how catnip affects individual cats in different ways). Cats my rub the sticks, chew on them, paw at them, or play with them in another way.


Chewing on the sticks is beneficial to dental health. Silver vine also acts as a stress reliever both in its substance and in practical stick play. If you're looking for something new for your cats to play with, try silver vine from CatTwig!

Top Entry Litterbox from Modkat

Posted on 30 January 2018 in Top-Entry Litter Boxes

Our boys aren't the best at digging, covering, and generally scratching up their litter. William paws at the wall, and all of them have trouble covering up their business. Sometimes when they do manage to dig around in the litter, they dig and paw so hard that litter ends up everywhere. We had this problem especially in one location, so we recently replaced their old box with a top-entry box like this one from Modkat.

Top-entry litter boxes are like a regular litter box but with extremely high sides. They come with a removable lid that has an entry hole or port. Just like a regular box with a lid and door, the cat has one entry point, which prevents excess litter tracking. In our case, we got the box for the high sides and not for the single entry point, so the cats use the box without the lid on it. They have to jump a bit to get inside, and they always perform a little occupancy check before jumping in since they can't see inside without standing upright.

All three of our boys have no trouble using the box. Litter can be scratched around to wild abandon and it doesn't go flying all around the room -- it stays in the box. Cleanup is very similar to any other litter box with the easy removal of the lid (or even easier if you leave the lid off at all times like we do).

This particular top-entry box from Modkat has a lot of great features. The lid has perforations to keep even more litter in the box, and it swivels when you open it so any litter trapped on top simply falls back into the box. The box also comes with a removable, reusable tarp liner that is easy to clean and makes litter replacement very easy. It even comes with a matching, hanging litter scoop. Choose from black, grey, or white, to match a variety of decors!

Cute & Cozy Two Level Pet House for Cats

Posted on 19 December 2017 in Cat Beds

This adorable double decker bed furniture for pets makes a great nook for your kitty friends. The little structure has a cozy enclosed bed area ideal for snuggling plus a second level accessible by stairs.

This is a darling piece of furniture for your home that your cat will love! Multiple cats can enjoy this bed and perch combo at the same time. Kitty can snooze and snuggle inside the enclosed lower level. Placed by a window the second level would make an ideal viewing perch.

Cats with mobility issues will appreciate the little stairway access to the second level. The upper deck is enclosed in attractive lattice work so any sleep stretches won't lead to unexpected accidents.