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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!

Cat Crib: Convert Your Chairs to Cat Beds!

Posted on 14 February 2017 in Cat Beds

How genuis is this product? It's an adjustable hammock-style bed for cats that can be attached under almost any four-legged chair.

This seems like the perfect cat accessory for dining room chairs. We have a nice dining room set with four chairs that would work great with this product -- especially since we like to try to keep our kitties off of the chairs themselves.

Use up wasted space and create a cozy nap place for kitty at the same time. It's a perfect addition to your cat's furniture options without adding any bulky pieces to your home -- the space is already there!

Prevent Cat Wire Chewing with Split Loom Tubing

Posted on 31 January 2017 in Repellants for Training

Alternative use product alert! One of our kitties (it's William) has a thing for chewing on wires. He especially likes Apple product wires and other similarly pliable round cables. They're his favorite thing and he's already chewed through several iPhone chargers and even our Amazon Echo wire! William is the reason we couldn't play Christmas music in our living room on Christmas day. We tried a few options and found this great solution: split loom tubing.

This is small 3/8" ribbed tubing designed for automotive or electronic use. The slit tubing can be used to group wires together and keep them in position. And we have found it works perfect to deter William from chewing on wires in our home.

The tubing is made of polyethylene (which is somehow less tasty than expensive Apple wires) and typically comes in black, as shown here. The tubing is thin and easy to cut to size. We added tubing around wires in our offices and by our television areas, taking the extra step to hold the tubing in place using electrical tape.  There are other tube-like protective products on the market, but what makes this stuff so great to work with is that it is split, so you don't even have to unplug your devices in order to protect your wires. It's easy peasy!

If you've got a cat that likes to chew on (or clean through, as in the case of our William!) wires, we recommend this split loom tubing as a preventative solution!

Avoid Mealtime Mess: Neater Feeder Bowls

Posted on 17 January 2017 in Food & Water Dishes

Do you have a cat that's a messy eater? This is a great feeding system with two bowls that will keep kibble, canned food, or water within the feeder base and off your floor.

Does your cat spill food when she's eating? Does water splash all over when kitty has a drink? This feeder stand has two shallow stainless steel bowls that accomodate cat-sized food and water portions and don't disturb kitty's whiskers. The feeder stand has high walls along three sides to prevent any spillage.

Kitty might not be the only one making a mess -- this feeder system is kick proof, so if you're prone to tap your cat's feeding area and spill water, your troubles are over. Any water that splashes out of the bowl is captured in a lower reservoir for easy clean up. Non-skid feet prevent movement if the system does get tapped or pushed by kitty.

Cozy Cat Bed Perches With Sisal Scratch Posts

Posted on 3 January 2017 in Cat Trees

This is super cozy and compact piece of cat furniture that includes comfortable perch beds and attractive sisal scratching posts.

Buy this great combo cat furniture for your spoiled kitty or entire cat family. The piece includes a lofty perch and a super cozy bowl-shaped sleeping spot. The perch and bed are held up by sturdy sisal-covered posts for optimal claw scratching action. The top perch even has a hanging toy dangling down to further entice engagement from kitty.

Catit Play Circuit Ball Track

Posted on 20 December 2016 in Interactive Cat Toys

This is a fun track toy for cats. The toy comes with several pieces of track and a ball that cats can move along the track without removing the ball from the toy. The segments are interchangable so you could make a circle, winding line, or even combine multiple toy tracks to make bigger toy circuits.

This is one of our cats' favorite toys. Gumby plays with it every day, usually after dinner. William is also a big fan. They never tire of pushing the ball along the track and act as if they don't know what the ball will do next -- even after they push it along themselves! The cats have fun playing with this one and they are fun to watch when they are playing. This toy can be a bit noisy, so if it's a big hit in your home like it is in ours, you might want to keep it in a spot where it won't bother others. In our house, two out of three cats give this affordable toy two paws up -- highly recommended!