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 middle part of the toy is made of irresistible cardboard corrugate which kitty will love to scratch. And when with each scratch another whiff of catnip is released, 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 is a fun officially licensed cat toy for kitties and their owners who are fans of the Simpsons! Bart's midsection is made from burlap which provides interesting texture for your cats and is great for their teeth. Refill the pouch in Bart's back with fresh catnip to keep kitty interested.
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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This device is a great item for pet owners that want to make sure their pooch or kitty's regular feeding routine isn't disrupted when the family leaves the house for a day trip or even a short overnight jaunt. This is a timed feeder with six food compartments to deliver wet food, dry food, or even treats -- whenever you want!
This great feeder has so many useful features. It has a built-in camera so you can watch your cat as she eats and make sure she gets to the feeder for mealtime. This is a smart device that will quickly connect to your home network for web access -- you can monitor everything from your smartphone!
You also schedule mealtimes using your smartphone, pc, or tablet. This gives you maximum flexibility in when your kitty will be fed!
The feeder also has a built-in voice recorder so you can call your pet to the feeder when its time to open up one of the six compartments. Kitty doesn't have to wait by the bowl for something to happen -- she just has to hear you calling her in for mealtime!
A device like this is perfect for when you need to have a quick getaway and want to leave your cat without having to hassle with a sitter for such a short time.
Pets with eating disorders or sensitive stomachs can also benefit from this device and give pet parents a break from giving frequent small meals to cats that require such a routine.
Note that a device like this is only going to work in single pet households, unless you have a way to separate your kitties and use two or more Feed and Go Feeders. The feeder runs on power but loss of WiFi connection will not interfere with scheduled feedings. Check out the great reviews pet owners have given this high-tech pet feeder and see for yourself how useful and fun it can be!
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With a name like Midnight Crazies, you know this cat toy bundle will be a hit with kitties who love to play at any time of day or night!
Check out this affordable multi-pack of cat toys that's highly rated by Amazon users and their cats. This is a bundle of seven cat toys that rattle when they roll. The open balls make an enticing noise when they are rolled, batted, or tossed across the floor.
The balls are about the size of ping-pong balls and the enticing cut-outs make the rattling jingle bell inside visible for extra stimulation. The slots also makes the balls easy to carry in small cat mouths, if your kitties like that kind of play like ours do.
A device made for slowing down your pet's eating process can be a life-saver for cats that chow down their food too fast. Products like this Interactive Slow Pet Feeder from Northmate are designed to make feeding time less stressful and speedy, as well as more interesting and engaging.
Fast eating sometimes leads to vomiting. This type of binge-and-purge eating is unhealthy for kitty. This slow feeder has a forest of rounded plastic protrusions on a sturdy base. When your cat's food is distributed on the device, feeding time becomes an interesting challenge and a slower process. This product helps alleviate boredom by making mealtime a challenging game with food as a reward for success. Kitty finds food among the protrusions and captures them with her paw, simulating wild hunting behavior.
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 keep collars on our two orange tabbies. Timmy and William are brothers and while we can tell who is who when looking at their faces, from any other angle they are very hard to tell apart. Timmy wears a blue collar and William wears 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, and the same collars are still going strong, but if I had known about adjustable buckles on collars, like this one, I sure would have given them a try.
Does your kitty love running water? You don't have to leave a tap on all day to keep your cat happy. Consider buying a purpose-made cat fountain water dish like this one for your water-loving feline!
This is a one-gallon capacity stainless-steel fountain bowl with a free-falling stream of water. This keeps the water moving in an enticing way without splashing or dripping.
The unit comes with a replaceable charcoal filter. The low 12-volt pump is both safe and quiet. Offer your beloved pet fresh filtered water with a fountain water dish like this popular and highly-rated fountain from Drinkwell!
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The ZoomGroom massaging brush does two things very well. It removes hair from your pet, and it massages your pet's skin, making him or her want to come back for more.
The ZoomGroom for cats is a soft rubber brushing massager in the shape of a sitting cat. The flexible rubber fingers coax hair away from your cat and keep it within the brush for easy clean-up. The fat fingers provide a perfect surface to maximize massaging pleasure as you groom your kitty.
The ZoomGroom is an extremely highly rated cat grooming product -- check out the reviews and get this for your feline companion. Kitty will love it!
If your feline pal is an older kitty, or has health issues that keep the extra spring out of his or her step, consider getting a set of pet stairs like these to make kitty's life more comfortable.
Pet steps can be placed near your pet's favorite elevated spots, like your bed, window perches, the couch, and elsewhere. These steps can be used instead of jumping up to higher spots, which may be difficult for older cats. Jumping down from the bed, couch, or other perching spot always puts extra pressure on joints, no matter your cat's age or general health.
These steps come in three different heights so you can get the size that best matches your pet's favorite places. The foam steps are comfortable and light, and come in two different color patterns (beige or black). The shortest, three step stairs, at a height of 13 inches, is shown here in black.
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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.