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What Cats Need Top 2020 Best Sellers

2020 was the year that our cats stepped up to help their people get through some dark days. The comfort of our pets was amplified when we went into lockdown or quarantine. Isolation felt less isolated with our purring pals with us. And we pampered our pets this...

Review: Self-Grooming Arch Brush for Cats

We've had a self-grooming brush arch like this one for about four years, and it's holding up very well although our cats don't really use it as intended. Our arch brush sits in our living room. Rather than using it for self-brushing, our boys Gumby and especially...

Alternative Use: Suction Toddler Bowls for Cats

This set of three suction cup bowls was designed for kids to help prevent messes at baby's mealtime. They can also serve as pet bowls and users have reported success using these as both water and food bowls for cats who have been known to knock things...

Christmas-Themed Cat Trees

Give your kitty her own Christmas tree this season. Maybe she'll leave yours alone, then! (If not, you can try a cat-proof tree solution or alternative). Rotating your cat's furniture (as well as toys) is a great way to keep kitty interested and engaged and burning her energy...

Garden Cat Grass Planter Pack of 3

Indoor kitties can enjoy a taste of the outdoors when you offer them cat grass. Our previous cats were real cat grass connoisseurs and we'd often have a small planter available for them upon which to munch. Sometimes they'd get out of balance and the grass would...

Update: Popular Jumbo Cat-Scratching Post

With the extensive wear, we decided to purchase a replacement post. Besides the obvious wear to the sisal, you can see how the post became discolored after years of use and abuse from little kitty paws. Our cats took to the new post immediately, recognizing it is a special...

Compressed Catnip & Silvervine Kitty Station

This is an interesting product that has three different types of plant materials that are known attractants for cats. Clumps of catnip, silvervine, and gall nut have been compressed into ball shapes. The three balls fit into a mount that can be attached to the wall or just...

Alternative Use: Kitchen Cart as Kitty Station

Kitchen carts designed to hold microwaves or other appliances are usually sturdy pieces of furniture. Consider using a multiple shelf unit like this one, highly rated for its intended use, as a piece of furniture for your cat! There are several different space-saving ways you can use...

Folding Cat Tree Scratch Tower & Bed

This is a fun activity furniture for cats that includes scratching surfaces, hiding and napping spots, and toys on strings. The little piece of cat furniture folds up flat so it can be used in small spaces temporarily, or be used when kitty has to travel. This

Happy National Black Cat Apprecation Day!

Black Cat Appreciation Day is meant to bring awareness to the fact that black cats have the lowest adoption rate among shelter cats. Many shelters offer special rates on black cat adoptions, especially on this date. Black Cat Appreciation Day is on August 17th every year.