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 year, too. Here are our best sellers for 2020.

Self-Grooming Wall Mount Corner Brush

Found on Amazon

This popular pick lets kitty give himself a good, satisfying scratch all on his own. We have a self-groomer like this on attached to a shelving unit in my office and William loves to use it to scratch his cheeks.

Extra Large Raised Cat Food Bowl

Found on Amazon

Raised food bowls can help to reduce body stress when eating. This is a wide, shallow bowl (best for avoiding whisker fatigue) sitting on a stable elevated base. The bowl is made of porcelain and is both dishwasher and microwave safe.

Natural Silvervine Chew Sticks for Cats

Found on Amazon

Give your kitty a treat with this purchase of 12 sticks of natural silvervine. Some cats like to chew on this organic material, which can give them a similar feeling they get from catnip. 

Christmas Cat Tree Festive Furniture

Found on Amazon

Your cat's scratching post can be part of your festive holiday decorations when you get this green Christmas tree cat tree. Complete with Santa hat and dangling toys, this is a fun holiday gift idea for kitty and her humans.

Plush Premium Sherpa Pet Blanket

Found on Amazon

This cute cat-sized blanket has a plush sherpa surface on one side and a fleece feel on the other side. Get this darling blanket in a variety of colors to match your decor, or your cat's coat. 

Cat Litter Box Home Decor Storage Bench

Found on Amazon

This top-seller is a great way to keep your cat's litter box out of sight without it taking up precious space in your home. The litter box fits inside this bench, giving you extra sitting space and kitty privacy when using the box. White was the best-seller but you can get this one in grey or brown to best suit your home decor. 

Motion Activated Automatic Cat Laser Toy

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Keep kitty entertained at any time with this motion activated laser toy. The versatile toy can be mounted or placed in a variety of ways. The rechargable battery has up to 3 hours of use.

Personalized Custom Pet ID Tags

Found on Amazon

With several different shapes and colors, this customizable pet tag can be personalized with up to four lines of text per side. Pick your favorite combo to keep kitty safe in case she becomes lost.

Cute Whale Shaped Cat Food Mat

Found on Amazon

This best-selling mat is made of silicone to help prevent food bowls from moving around at mealtime. The mat has raised edges to catch any spills. This non-slip pet food mat is available in several different colors to match your decor or taste.

Stainless Steel Litter Box with Enclosed Sides

Found on Amazon

Treat kitty and kitty's butler (yourself) with a jumbo, easy to clean litterbox. Stainless steel boxes have been on our best-seller list before but this is the first one to have the popular elevated sides attachment.

Stainless Steel Cat Drinking Water Fountain

Found on Amazon

Lots of cats like to drink from running water. Pet fountains like this popular choice are a great way to keep kitty hydrated. This model comes with 6 filters and a silicone mat.

Review: Self-Grooming Arch Brush for Cats

Timmy gives the arch a hug

Our self-grooming arch was easy to assemble, with the brush ends fitting easily into the base. This product for cats is advertised as a three-in-one item: the brush is a groomer, the carpet base is a scratcher, and when you add catnip, it's a toy. We'd have to say the three functions it serves here are: ineffective hiding spot, comfort napping zone, and mouth scratcher.

Gumby relaxes under the arch

Alternative Use: Suction Toddler Bowls for Cats

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 with appropriate play. So use these Christmas-themed cat trees as part cat enrichment, part holiday decor for your home. 

Christmas Tree Sisal Cat Scratching Post with Dangling Ornament Toys

Found on Amazon

This is a holiday novelty cat tree but it has some great features that you'd expect to find on any piece of cat furniture. The bottom part of the main post is wrapped in sisal, while the tree-shaped top has a plush carpet surface. The different materials add scratching interest. Attached and dangling toys also add interest. The wide base makes this a sturdy piece of cat furniture.

Fun Christmas-Themed Cat Tree Play Furniture

Found on Amazon

This is a cute multi-level Christmas tree shaped cat tree with soft faux fur levels. The base has a sisal rope surface to encourage proper scratching. Toys hang, dangle, or can be hidden in several spots on the tree. This piece is easy to assemble and users report that it can be disassembled for storage once Christmas is over.

Garden Cat Grass Planter Pack of 3

Update: Popular Jumbo Cat-Scratching Post

Almost four years ago we featured this sturdy sisal scratching post that our cats loved. This year we realized this extremely popular scratching post was showing serious signs of wear and it might be a good idea to replace it. 

Sisal rope scratching posts are often preferred by cats because of the material's feel. Owners like it because it's a sturdy and long-lasting substance. But sisal can only hold on for so long. It's a natural rope material made of an agave plant and with extensive use, wear is expected. 

All three of our boys use this scratching post multiple times each day. The post is tall so they can really stretch out when they scratch their front paws on this 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 piece of furniture just for them. 

On the old scratching post, you can see that the most wear is towards the top. My next project is to see if I can flip the base and the top on the old post and place it somewhere else in our house for twice the scratching fun for our boys.

Gumby models the new post, shown next to the old post

Compressed Catnip & Silvervine Kitty Station

Alternative Use: Kitchen Cart as Kitty Station

Folding Cat Tree Scratch Tower & Bed

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.