File this under "What Cat Owners Need" because it is an essential item when it comes to keeping your house clean for yourself and your kitty companion. Did you know that black light can help you find urine stains in your home? This handy portable black light flashlight will do the trick!
What can you do when your room stinks, but you can't find the stain? In a darkened room, this black light flashlight will illuminate dried cat, dog, or even rodent urine. Use your favorite cleaning solutions only where it's really needed and save money as well as sanity!
This small highly rated flashlight beams ultra bright LED UV black light. It uses three AA batteries and comes with a set so you can use the flashlight right out of the package.
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One of our cats' favorite toys is the popular Madcap Mouse plush from SmartyKat. This is always our Timmy's favorite toy, but he shows added interest when we add a bit of dried catnip from our stash. Yep, Madcap Mouse is refillable! These kinds of toys will attract your cat initially and then again and again as you keep the catnip pouch filled with the good stuff. Here are 10 great refillable catnip toys for cats.
This toy has to top our list because its just like another favorite at our house! Now that I think of it, though, I haven't seen it for a while. Maybe I should check under the couch (a favorite stash spot!). The fluff factor on this toy's tail is out of control, which makes it perfect for kitties that like to snuggle with their toys.
This toy may not be fluffy and plush, but I bet your cat will still love it! The bulk of the toy ball is made of irresistible cardboard corrugate which kitty will love to scratch. And when with each scratch another whiff of catnip is released from the refillable center, kitty will be occupied for a very long time.
These vinyl toys aren't fuzzy like most of the other toys on this list, but that doesn't make them any less fun! Kitty can bat around the nip-filled dice to release the sweet fumes. And how much fun is it to bat around a box-shaped object as if it was a ball? Can you say random crazy trajectories!?
This set of three catnip ball toys is a great pack for multi cat households.You'll get three refillable balls that also make realistic sounds like birds, crickets, and frogs. The balls also move on their own; recharge using USB. This is a fun set of toys that have a lot going on!
Some cats don't mind to be groomed, while others run when they first see the cat brush. And not all kitties are as polite and patient as they could be when having their claws trimmed. But these necessary grooming tasks have to be performed periodically, whether your feline pal likes it or not.
If grooming your pet is more scratchy nightmare than playful romp, consider getting a cat grooming bag like this one. The grooming bag acts like a cat straightjacket, safely and securely controlling your cat's sharp-claw-weilding legs until you are ready to clip or brush. The bag is made of heavy-duty nylon with rubber mesh, so it can even be used in case your kitty needs to have that most dreaded event in any cat's life: a BATH.
The bag secures over your cat with a zipper across the back and snug Velcro at the neck for a good fit. Zippers at the front and rear of the bag allow targeted access to all four legs and paws individually, plus access to the tail / hindquarters if that area needs any grooming attention.
The bag is available in two different sizes. Be sure to check out the customer reviews to see how great this bag has worked for other cat owners!
Our cats love this soft mouse toy from SmartyKat. Madcap Mouse is a soft toy with plush "fur" on its body and a soft face with a shorter pile. The mouse has a short tail, whiskers, and leopard-pattern ears.
Madcap Mouse comes with a small vial of certified organic catnip. The toy has a small velcro opening that you can use to refill the toy with more, fresh catnip. This mouse toy is about four inches long, not including the tail.
Madcap Mouse is a highly rated toy that's virtually irresistible to cats -- especially when its filled with catnip. Reviewers also like the quality and long-term durability of this awesome cat toy.
We have three cats that are fond of Madcap Mouse here in our home. This toy was the first one that our kitten Timmy went for when we first brought him home. We had picked up Timmy and his mother, sister, and brother from living wild at a local county park. Madcap Mouse was the first toy he went to, and it's still his favorite toy today. Timmy likes to grab the mouse in his front paws and kick at it with his back paws. He also carries the toy around the house, which is extremely cute to watch.
Here's a photo of Timmy the first day we had him, right after he found Madcap Mouse.
Does your cat feel anxiety in certain stressful situations? The Thundershirt for cats is designed to help keep cats calm by applying gentle and constant pressure around the cat's torso.
The Thundershirt works in much in the same way that swaddling a baby will make the baby feel more secure. Pressure is also used to help reduce anxiety in autistic people encountering a stressful situation.
Use the Thundershirt when your cat is showing signs of anxiety during travel, grooming, visiting the vet, noise, or other issues.
Cats love to find hiding places and their natural curiosity gives them a desire to explore. Large interactive toys like this fun tunnel fulfill these natural cat tendencies.
This Fun Tunnel from ABO Gear is a large tube that measures over 50 inches long when fully extended. The tunnel is open on both ends and there are two portholes for a quick escape or an unexpected mid-tunnel pounce. The tunnel is lined with a faux fur interior and has a stylish cat-themed leopard print on the outside. The tunnel has a crinkly lining that makes crunchy noises when touched, which is interesting and exciting to many cats.
We have a tunnel similar to this one and our two younger cats, Timmy and William, absolutely love it. They bring toys inside with them - their favorite combination is to bring a crinkly toy inside the crinkle tunnel and make a cacophony of crunchy noises. Our older kitty, Gumby, isn't a big fan of the crunch sound. Not all cats are. He likes to play with his mates though, and he's been in and out of the tunnel a few times while chasing the others. As a larger cat (13+ lbs), he fits in our similar tunnel just fine. This tunnel from ABO Gear is also appropriate for cats in this size range.
Long play tunnels like this are a fun toy for single cats to use as a hideaway or a spot for creative play. Play tunnels are also a hit in multi-cat families. The access holes midway through the tunnel are perfect for sneaky attacks and quick getaways when playmates are having fun together.
What do you look for in a litter box mat? It's got one main job: to keep litter from scattering all over the place. It would also be nice if it didn't clash with its surroundings, and it fit snugly in the space it needs to fill. Instead of buying a "litter box mat", which may or may not fulfill any of these criteria, consider using a yoga mat!
Color: Advantage Yoga Mat
Yoga mats, like the one pictured here from Sunny Health and Fitness, typically come in a variety of colors. Litter box mats often come in muted colors, which is fine, but isn't it fun to pick out something a little more interesting? You can pick the shade that will match your cat's litterbox, or your bathroom, your laundry room, or wherever you've got kitty's box.
Size: Advantage Yoga Mat
Another advantage of using a yoga mat instead of a purpose-built litter box mat is the typical size difference. This particular yoga mat measures 24" by 68", which is a lot longer than the typical litter box mat. When you purchase an affordable yoga mat, you won't have any problem cutting it into the perfect size and shape for your space.
Litter-Catching: Advantage Yoga Mat
The material used to make yoga mats is a comfortable, thick non-slip PVC foam. The key here is the phrase non-slip. Yoga mats are made to stay in place and help you stay in place while you practice various yoga poses. This gives them a grippy surface that is perfect for catching little pieces of litter at the bottom of your kitty's paws as he or she walks over it. The surface is solid and dry, though, so you can easily brush or sweep up the caught litter.
Mange is a skin disease caused by mites. Mange can be fairly common in dogs, but it can also be found in cats. Finding the right treatment when your cat has mange is important; a common treatment is actually toxic to cats.
Demodectic mange, also known as red mange, is caused by Demodex canis mites. These mites are typically found on dogs and do not affect cats.
Cats can suffer from sarcoptic mange (as can dogs). This skin condition is caused by burrowing mites and is also known by the name scabies. Infection from the burrowing mites causes hair loss, itching, and crusting of the skin. In short, it's a very unpleasant condition from which to suffer.
One of the most common treatments for scabies in dogs is the use of topical permethrin. This synthetic chemical is very effective in the treatment of mange in dogs, but it is toxic to cats.
EcoSpot from Vet Organics is a safe product to use on cats to combat skin affected by mange. The topical no-touch spray also treats hot spots, sores, and skin rashes. The treatment, which you spray directly on the infected area, acts to clean in disinfect your pet's trouble spots. The natural treatment kills bacteria and mange mites while remaining safe to use on your pet.
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.
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These fun toys are great for cats to "fight" with and attack! They are called "kicker" toys because their shape is perfect for grabbing with the front paws and kicking with the legs, also known as a bunny kick.
Our boy Timmy loves toys like this! The long shape is perfect for kicking. These Katz Kicker toys are even more enticing because they have crinkle sounds and are filled with catnip.
Note that will this affordable cat toy purchase you'll receive one toy in a random animal print pattern.
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