When it comes to our cats, we want to give them the very best. With so many different products on the market, it can be overwhelming to make a confident choice. Here are our top tips for choosing the best products for your cat.
Every cat deserves a good night’s sleep, so where better to start than the best cat beds. The most important thing to consider here is how your cat sleeps. Do they lie stretched out or hiding under your duvet? Some cats like to nap close to their owners, whereas others prefer to seek out a quiet place to curl up.
For kitties that prefer a cosy, protected place to sleep, beds like the Danish Design Cosy Cat Bed are perfect. The thick, soft fleece, plush pillow, and sturdy high sides make this bed the ideal spot to curl up and sleep.
Igloo or cave beds are also great options for cats preferring a little privacy when they sleep. These beds have one small entry space, creating the perfect dark interior for your cat to settle into a safe and relaxed nap.
Confident cats prefer open beds with low sides or cat pillows. They will also enjoy radiator ledges during the winter, so they can nap in their favourite spot and stay warm.
Remember to position your cat’s bed as close as possible to the spots they most frequently nap in, as they feel most comfortable there.
Cats love to scratch. This is a universal truth that we cat owners must accept. To soothe their urge to rake their claws on the nearest piece of furniture, why not give your cat a scratching post, tree or toy mat? Not only will they be able to scratch to their heart’s content, but they will also have fun doing it!
The perfect choice for a confident, playful cat is the Happy Pet Smiley Cat Scratcher. This little gem is a 3-in-1 product; a cat scratcher, a cosy sleeping spot, and an activity centre! This scratcher is formed from layers of corrugated cardboard for durability against relentless scratching. The middle of the scratcher contains a hollow section complete with a toy ball and a catnip sachet, providing your cat with hours of fun. The scratcher is gently indented on the top surface, making it the ideal spot for an afternoon nap. If all that wasn’t enough, the Happy Pet Smiley Cat Scratcher is environmentally friendly and recyclable!
If you are looking for a simple cat scratching post then look no further than the Cat ‘N’ Scratch Playpost. This scratcher is ideal for smaller spaces, standing at less than 40cm tall. The sturdy base stops the scratcher from toppling over and the soft carpet looks stylish. The scratching post also includes a ball and string for added fun!
Doing one’s business shouldn’t just be functional, but also comfortable and stylish. If you are looking for a simple litter tray, the Clean ‘N’ Tidy cat litter tray is the one for you. The deep-sided tray prevents litter spills and the durable plastic will withstand regular use.
For a more stylish, modern design to your kitty littering needs, how about the Cats In Love litter tray by Moderna Hercules. This litter tray is scratch-proof and easy to clean, as well as being visually appealing. The litter tray comes with a removable rim to secure litter tray liner bags and prevent spills.
Some cats like privacy when doing their thing, so a covered litter tray is the best option, especially if your cat is nervous or shy of strangers. Moderna’s Corner Flip Top hooded litter tray not only provides your cat with perfect privacy but it is wedged shaped to fit snugly into the corner of any room. The front of the tray has a frosted swing door for easy access and the tray comes with a litter scoop to make cleaning quick and easy.
What list would be complete without toys? Cats love to play and providing them with an outlet for their energy is the best way to keep them fit and healthy.
Cat teasers are one of the most popular options for cat owners and it is easy to see why. Toys like the Happy Pet Carnival Mouse teaser provided endless hours of fun and exercise. The sturdy plastic wand is comfortable to hold and the thick elastic prevents snapping or fraying. The toy itself is made of durable material and for added stimulation, it has brightly coloured, fluffy tails to trigger your cat’s natural hunting instincts.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, balls with bells or rattles are great. Ancol’s Ball & Bell 3 pack is perfect for even the most active cats. The small size and rolling motion are perfect for stimulating your cat’s urge to chase and pounce. The balls are made from hardwearing, durable plastic to withstand your kitty’s most energetic playtime.