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.
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 Excel.
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 $10 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. Meanwhile 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 $10 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!
This is a great alternative litterbox that was not primarily designed to be a litterbox. It's actually an industrial stainless steel steam table pan. Yep, this "litter box" was made to prepare and serve food!
Stainless steel seems like a no-brainer material for a cat toilet. I mean, it's stainless! Metal boxes are easy to clean and won't retain odors. This box is very close in dimensions to a large standard litter pan you'd find at any pet store. The box measures 20.9" by 12.9" by 6.1". The pan has a small outer lip that is curled under at the edge, so it's safe for your cat to enter and exit. The strong box is also surprisingly lightweight, making it easy to work with and clean.