This is a cute cat toy that will look darling in your house. The mat with hanging toys is designed to look like a ladybug. The four fun hanging teaser toys means it will keep kitty occupied!
Four different hanging toys are suspended from two domed frame pieces that arc over the ladybug mat base. The base itself is a thick plush mat that will be comfortable for your cat whether she's rolling around batting at the toys or having a nap in her new favorite spot.
Cat parents highly rate this best-selling cat toy and note that it is durable and engaging to their cats. This special interactive cat toy would be a fun and exciting gift for kitty this holiday season!
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Earlier we told you about a feeding product for cats designed to help out kitties that tend to eat their food too quickly: the Interactive Slow Pet Feeder from Northmate. Here is another interesting product that similarly introduces play and normal feline hunting behavior into feeding time. The Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree can be used to slow down feeding or as a fun added element to treat time.
The Food Tree has three different levels upon which treats or dry food can be placed. Large holes on each of the levels allow kitty to reach paws inside to move the items around. Each level has gaps that let the food fall below; the final goal for kitty is to get the food to fall through to the bottom bowl area for eating.
This interesting interactive feeding apparatus is easy to disassemble and clean. The redesigned (note this is version 2.0!) Food Tree has a wide base for added stability and a small top opening to prevent marauding kitties from circumventing the tree's levels of interaction. If you're looking for something to make treat time or feeding time more interesting or a more drawn out affair for your fast-eating kitty, this cat gadget may be just what you need.
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Our tuxedo cat Gumby is FIV+. It may be due to his condition that he suffers from terrible allergies that used to leave his skin in pretty bad shape. When we first had him as our foster kitty, he had bumps on his skin at the base of his tail and at his haunches. We could see he was in misery from the itching -- it was awful. It was recommended we ask the vet for a steroid shot to help relieve the itching. This did wonders for his comfort, but we still had to get to the bottom of the skin issues.
Something else that helps with skin irritations and allergies is this topical hydrocortisone spray from Pet MD.
This is a safe and gentle formulation made for pets, including cats. If I had known about the availability of cortisone for cats when we were working with Gumby's skin condition, I would definitely have tried it. At less than $15 (at time of writing) for a 4 ounce bottle, this is a lot more affordable than a steroid shot. The shot is supposed to be good for a month, but just a couple of weeks after the shot Gumby's skin flared up again. Having something on hand to use as needed would have been both convenient for us and a big help to Gumby.
Meanwhile, we knew there had to be underlying issues causing Gumby's skin issues. In the first weeks we had him, he needed to visit the shelter's vet to be neutered. He also needed to visit the shelter's open days several times. Unfortunately, this exposed him to other cats, and to fleas. Was a flea allergy causing his skin condition?
We also suspected that he might suffer from an allergy to his food. We started to offer Gumby different foods to see if that would help. In the meantime, we were able to proclaim him flea-free. But he still had bumps and itching. We saw some real improvements when we tried grain-free foods -- that did the trick! Now Gumby is on a high-quality grain-free diet, and his skin and fur have never been better. In addition to the other problem areas, Gumby had a bad case of feline acne on his chin. We didn't expect this to clear up too, but today his little tuxedo chin is pure white!
It's pretty awful when your kitty is suffering. While you work to find the underlying cause of skin irritations, which can be caused by diet, flea or insect bites, or other factors, consider trying a hydrocortisone topical spray made for pets to give your pet relief. You should be able to pick this up for under $15 (at time of writing) with free Amazon Prime shipping.
Here's a picture of Gumby making a funny face. Look at his pretty white chin and healthy, shiny fur!
Cats love motion. This is a fun electronic motion toy that will excite your kitty when it's playtime. Hot Pursuit flicks a small toy around under a mat, replicating the movement of a hidden prey item.
Arbitrary, unpredictable motion moves a feather or other toy attachment around at the end of a wand. The wand is hidden underneath a cloth mat, so all your cat sees is the toy moving around in an erratic pattern.
Adjust the speed to mix up things for kitty.
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This fun kitty play tunnel is a great value because it's like two pieces of cat furniture in one! The plush tunnel is a fun place for cats to hide, chase, and play. When active time is over, the plush tunnel has plush covered mat for sleeping and lounging.
This two-in-one cat tunnel is retractable for maximum portability. The sleeping mat is attached with a zipper so it can be removed for travel or storage.
Two things cats love to do are play hide-and-seek, and take naps. This is a versatile piece for cat owners to provide a fun zone for both activities.
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Ethical Products is a company that provides products for pets and their families. The New Jersey-based company strives for sustainability in both their manufacturing processes and their final products. Eco-friendly materials are preferred and used whenever possible. Since 2011, the company's Bloomfield, NJ facility has been operating on 100% solar power.
Ethical Products produces a wide variety of items for both dogs and cats, including toys, travel gear, treats, and more. Their line of pet dishes includes cute designs in durable glazed stoneware. Here are some of our favorite cat dishes from Ethical Products.
This cute cat dish is glazed in high-quality metallic-look red with copper trim. The bowl motif is a small fish silhouette. The outside of the bowl is trimmed with cartoon-style paw prints.
This pretty stoneware cat dish has a fun two-tone look with a dark blue outside and light blue inside. A cute and simple mouse motif if featured around the rim and at the bottom of the bowl.
This is a super-cute tall ceramic pet bowl is marketed to dogs but can be used by cats as well. Like the blue bowl above, this one has a light blue interior with a contrasting dark blue outer side. Here the repeating motif is a paw print, around the outside and on the bottom of the inside.
This is a darling white ceramic pet bowl has a simple illustrated mouse motif along with a cute little slogan "MEOW".
This fun round cat food bowl features a mouse motif on the inside and several mice running around the outside. The interior is green with contrasting black mouse; the exterior has the colors reversed. This bowl is also available in red and black.
This is a soft-sided pet carrier with a trolly handle and removeable wheels. It makes transporting your kitty on foot easy and less strenuous. Note that the carrier is not intended for air travel.
This pet carrier is available in two different sizes. It's ideal for city dwellers who would like to travel with their cat on foot or via public transport. A short walk to the pet sitter or the vet can still be tough on your back if you have to carry kitty in a traditional pet carrier. This pull-behind pet tote is a perfect solution. I would have loved to have something like this when we lived in Europe and brought our cats to the vet on our bikes! Walking with this would have made it so much easier.
This easy transport pet carrier also makes a great emergency pet carrier option to have on hand in case of hurricane, earthquake, or other natural disaster that requires quick evacuation. Keep your pet safe and reduce stress by keeping this on hand.
This carrier has easy openings at both the top or the front/side, as well as a carry handle if/when needed. It can be stored flat so it doesn't take up a lot of room.
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This popular automatic laser toy for cats (and interested dogs!) has over 2K ratings so far, with a high rating of 4.3 out of 5 overall (at time of writing). The device has a rechargeable battery on board with easy USB charging, making this a convenient automatic toy to provide exercise and excitement for some cats. This is a versatile toy that can be placed virtually anywhere -- adding to the excitement level.
Not all cats like chasing laser dots. And some cats might tend to get a little crazy if they play with a laser toy for too long. Be sure to know your own cat's tolerance and reaction to chasing laser toys before using this auto laser toy.
There are several settings on this fun toy to make it interesting for your cats. Adjust the speed to "fast" or "slow" and choose a circling size or random pattern to keep the chase interesting. The toy turns off automatically after 15 minutes of play and can be set to turn back on every 2 hours if desired.
The simple yet effective Cat Dancer has been a top-selling cat toy for years. The erratic movement of the nearly invisible wire and the irresistible cardboard rolls at the end make a fun toy you can use to play with kitty.
The Cat Dancer interactive cat toy has been a popular choice for cat owners for many years. This affordable cat toy is a genius invention that engages kitty with its unpredictable movements. Plus, you control the motion, so you're engaging with your cat as you play, which is great for bonding!
The Cat Dancer is made in the USA with springy steel wire and rolled-up cardboard pieces. It usually ships quick and would make a great last-minute gift for the cat lover in your life! It's a cute stocking stuffer or gift-for-kitty idea too!
If you need to have a collar on your cat, a breakaway buckle is a must. Breakaway collars are designed to stay on your cat, but will break apart if your cat gets stuck on an obstacle. This breakaway collar is adjustable not only in size but also in the breakaway weight load. This is great for growing young cats!
I think this adjustable breakaway buckle is a great idea. We used to keep collars on our two orange tabbies when we first got them. Timmy and William are brothers and while we could easily tell who was who when looking at their faces, from any other angle they were very hard to tell apart. This has changed as they have grown, and we can tell who is who by body shape and, very often, behavior! But that wasn't always the case.
As a kitten, Timmy wore a blue collar and William wore an orange collar. We put collars on them when they were kittens, but the breakaway buckle was rated for a heavier cat, so I had to "adjust" the buckles by breaking them a bit. It worked for us at the time, but if I had known about adjustable buckles on collars, like this one, I sure would have given them a try.