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    20 Things From Amazon Owners Of Indoor Cats Swear By

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    1. A pack of cat grass said to help your cat's digestion and keep your carpets clean. It's the perfect way to bring the outdoors in and keep your cat safe while promoting a healthy gut.

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    Promising review: "I wanted to get an idiot-proof cat grass kit because I am *not* a plant person. My 10-year-old indoor cat has lots of digestive troubles and can't really have treats. She loves cat grass, so this would make a great little surprise for her if I could keep it alive. Well, my 3-year-old helped me get the seeds ready following the simple instructions in the kit. As promised, they were sprouting in two days and by four days the grass is several inches tall (as pictured). I'm very happy with this product. I'd highly recommend it and will definitely buy again." —Diana

    Price: $13.95 for a three-pack

    2. A litter sifter for those who need a more industrial scooper. I've gone through tens of plastic scoopers and let me tell you from personal experience this one is a major improvement.

    The cat litter sifter
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have three indoor cats who use the same litter box. Therefore, I scoop it multiple times a day. The litter box itself was originally a rectangular heavy black plastic box purchased at a hardware store, and sold to be used to drain oil from under a car, so it is pretty good-sized. This litter scoop is the only one I have ever found that will pick up multiple clumps at one time with no fear of bending or breaking the litter scoop. And the design of the front edge of the scoop makes it possible to get the occasional clumps that are stuck to the bottom of the litter pan. It's a breeze to clean, too. Not that I enjoy scooping cat poop, but it sure goes a lot faster and easier with this scoop. I will never be without one." —Barb

    Price: $12.95

    3. A tub of hairball control chews, because if your cat isn't nibbling on grass like other outdoor cats they may need a little help passing the literal knots of hair in their bellies.

    cat with a tub of the treats
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff really works. My cat is an indoor cat and sheds constantly. He was regularly tossing up hairballs. he didn't go for Nutrimal so I decided to try this – and it has worked wonders. He was tossing up a hairball at least once a week – sometimes more. Since we've been on this - one hairball when he didn't eat all of the food the medicine was in (he won't eat it as a treat - I have to break it down in his wet food which is really easy to do). So now, as long as I make sure he eats one a day, no hairballs, no vomiting. I'm happy and I'm sure he feels better. Will continue to use and highly recommend." —Swan

    Price: $5.72

    4. An automatic feeder so both you and your furry friend can have more independence. This will make it so you don't *have* to be home at a certain hour every night and if you're running late from work or stopped for a bite, your pet can still expect dinner on time.

    tuxie in front of white auto feeder
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have four cats and one kitten, all indoors. One cat was having a problem marking on furniture and walls. After reading a book called The Cat Whisperer, we realized that this cat was stressed due to living in a multi-cat household and worrying about getting enough food (we fed him twice a day, .5 cup total as directed by vets to avoid overweight). We decided to try free feeding with gravity feeders to hopefully remove the anxiety around eating time. The marking cat was then happy as a clam and stopped marking, but in two weeks he gained two pounds and looked huge! The others gained a couple ounces. Enter the timed feeder, so that he can eat more than twice a day but not just gorge himself. The feeder is easy to set up (make sure, if you are replacing the larger dispenser with the smaller, you don’t put it on backward), easy to program, and so far works great. Really appreciate the three-year warranty as well!" —Ann Fitzgerald

    Price: $62.99

    5. A cat water fountain that will make your feline friend feel like they're at the waterhole. It's a fun interactive toy that helps them stay hydrated, too.

    cat drinking out ofthe cat water fountain
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So far this cat waterer is working great for our two indoor cats. It is very quiet and easy to take apart and clean. It would be very helpful if it had a clear panel to keep an eye on the water level, but every three days or so I just add water to the max fill line and it works fine. One of my kitties used to move the water dish all over the kitchen and even flip it over once in a while. She doesn’t move this water fountain and I think having the water bubbling out of the hole (I don’t use the flower) helps her to see where the water is better. We’ve only had it a month, so we’ll see how it lasts, but I like it and so do the kitties. In fact, one is lapping up water while I type this and his lapping is louder than the fountain motor! If you can hear the motor more than just a purr, it’s too low in water!" —Rusty

    Price: $26.99+ (available in two colors)

    6. A tent cat bed for the cat who appreciates their down time. If your kitty isn't much for sleeping at the foot of the bed, this is a great way to provide them a comfy sleep space all their own.

    The tent pet bed
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This pet cave is well made and is a lot bigger than I expected. My dogs get a lot of treats and activity that my indoor cat does not, so I gave this to her exclusively. She loves it and sleeps in it every night; and because I have it off the floor none of my little dogs get to go in it...although two of them could easily fit in there. In hindsight, I probably should have purchased the large, which would have been big enough, but my cat is 12 lbs plus and so she has tons of room and loves to stretch. To save the cushion (which is removable), I placed a square pet blanket inside on top of the cushion." —Val

    Price: $22.99+ (available in three sizes and nine colors)

    7. A cat tower, because your cat needs exercise and you'll need them to keep their claws dull to protect your furniture. This two-in-one item is a win-win.

    The tall, multi-level cat tower in light gray with a cat sitting in the cup at the top
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this!! Our kitten will be an indoor cat so we wanted to make sure we wanted to find something so he wouldn’t become bored...and this was the ticket!! He loves it. 😻" —Kevin pinkerton

    Price: $89.99+ (available in three colors)

    8. A harness and leash so you can allow your cat to explore the great outdoors with all the safety of being just a leash away. It's a fun way to show them all the outside world has to offer, provide exercise, and have a bonding experience with your cat.

    The cat harness and leash in emerald
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our young tuxedo looks adorable with his little, teal-colored 'life jacket' on. I call it that, because we're trusting it to keep him safe for outdoor adventures. There are a growing number of coyotes in our area, so it looks Nemo is doomed to be our first indoor cat. Unlike the stringy contraptions that my other cats were able to wiggle out of, this harness is very sturdy. Best of all, it is comfortable enough that he doesn't argue about putting it on. It is somewhat less comfortable pulling it off over his head, but I don't know how easy it would be incorporating a buckle into the collar." —Megan Hewitt-Lukens

    Price: $14.98+ (available in 10 colors and two sizes)

    9. An interactive robotic toy that has USB charging capabilities. It'll have your cat running around the house for hours and they'll be so tuckered out by bedtime that they won't make a peep in the night.

    cat chasing the wheeled robot with a hanging string
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My three indoor-only cats love this thing. When I bought it, it was kind of a splurge — $36 for a cat toy is a lot in my opinion — but it turns out it's worth every penny. First of all, it's rechargeable, so there's no battery waste. Secondly, it turns on for 10-minute play sessions every 90 minutes, which is great if you are away at work and want your cat to have something to entertain him. It's also great if you have very energetic or needy kitties. Also, it doesn't get stuck in tight spaces because it does turn around a lot. Highly recommend it, especially if you have multiple cats who need entertaining." —Mel Cartaya

    Price: $34.90

    10. A large cat flea prevention pack – it is a must even for indoor cats. Speaking of going out on the harness, your pet may encounter other animals, plants, or patches of grass that can lead to a flea infestation. It'll be an easy way to keep their coat clean and both of you happy.

    box of one monthly dose of the product
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My *indoor* cat had fleas bad. She was lying around miserable, tearing huge clumps of her hair out and having a really hard time of it. One spot treatment didn’t work, another made her sick. I was afraid to try again but was desperate, something had to give. After reading the reviews, I bought a single tube. It worked!!!! It didn’t make her sick (made her pretty angry but she hates the spot treatment being applied. She got over it), it killed the fleas and now, two treatments in, her hair has grown back in thick and glossy and soft. This stuff works!!!" —Pam Seabolt

    Price: $13.48 (or $12.81 with the Subscribe & Save option), also available for smaller cats here

    11. An box of Arm & Hammer litter for those who wish their cats could do their business outside. If you're sensitive to smell, this band is an absolute godsend. Visitors won't even know you have a cat.

    box of the litter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ok, I have two full-time indoor cats. I am a stickler for smells. I have literally tried what seems like a gazillion litters! Nothing's worked to MY satisfaction, or if it did, not for more than a day or two. I have a very sensitive nose!! Y'ALL...this is the PERFECT litter!! Finally!! So I felt inclined to REALLY brag on this! Cleanup...easy! No smells...no dust! And it lasts sooo much longer! and I am VERY picky! THIS IS IT!!! Hands down! This has been a HUGE lifesaver for me!" —Smile

    Price: $28.99

    12. A collapsible cat carrier, because making trips to the vet, while not the most fun activity for a cat, is definitely a necessary one. Plus, you can use this to transport them to the park if you're working on harness training.

    kitten in the carrier
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Looks great. No odor or need to air out. My indoor cat adjusted quickly and she's shy and nervous with change. By the end of the vet visit, she entered her carrier on her own. The side pocket came in handy. Easy to clean and fold to put away." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $34.99 (available in four colors)

    13. A three-tier cat toy so your kitty can stay occupied for hours while you run errands or focus in on work. It's great exercise and allows them the independence to play on their own terms.

    The three-tier cat toy
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My cats were right there when I took this out of the box and immediately started to play with this. They will do some pretty amazing acrobats to get at these balls. Some positions I have never seen my Slick do before. Amazing!! They play for a pretty long time and keep coming back for more. I do love the safety bar, as both my cats tried to stick their heads and legs in the middle. Best purchase I have made for my kitties in a long time. My cats are domestic and they are ages 5 and 6. They are indoor-only cats and need added exercise. I am so happy to have given my cats such joy with this new toy." —AMY Z.

    Price: $10.99

    14. A 24-pack of Fancy Feast cat food that will make feeding your cat way easier. Make running to the store once a week a thing of the past with these awesomely sized packs of wet food.

    the package of 24 cans
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like Fancy Feast because it’s already portioned out and I can have as little interaction with it as possible. My cat loves it because it apparently contains ingredients that are delicious to cats! He really loves this kind. I have to try to hold my breath and not think about it, because it looks like something that’s been regurgitated at least once. But I like the fact that it has some veggies in it since my cat is strictly an indoor cat and doesn’t have access to wild plants. It is more expensive than some of the other brands of canned cat food, but the quality of ingredients is better. And like I mentioned earlier, the portion size is perfect so there’s no rinsing spoons off and storing it next to your food in the fridge. I’d definitely recommend this particular variety to indoor cats in particular." —AllyCat

    Price: $17.24+ (or $16.38 with the Subscribe & Save option; available in 10 flavors and four sizes)

    15. A hanging cat bed for the cat who loves to relax by the window. If you don't have a big window sill, this is a perfect solution.

    A reviewer's cat with the bed
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our cats love this and it is very secure. They love watching the critters outside, including us, because they are indoor cats." —springtime

    Price: $23.54+ (available in two colors)

    16. A 10-piece catnip mouse toy set because we all know toys this small tend to go missing or get trashed pretty easily. This will make the process of toy buying way less frequent and help your cat focus in on their personal household pests.

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    Promising review: "These mice are great fun for cats, who bat them around and play with them frequently. The picture is our cat with a few of them in the hall. She plays fetch with them on the stairs with my husband. We find them all over whenever we clean. Great enrichment for an indoor cat. Extremely durable — she's had some of them for years (and she is not gentle with them!). Good product for a good price." —kathyk

    Price: $4.99 (available in 14 styles)

    17. An outdoor cat enclosure so your cat can enjoy all the best parts of the outside world while staying close to home. Plus, it'll deter meows from cats who long to be taken outdoors.

    The outdoor cat enclosure with two cats inside, with a tunnel leading back in through a window
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have two indoor cats who want to sit on the deck but they can't be left unattended. I was dealing with hours of meowing while I was trying to work and they wanted to go outside. I bought this tent and two tunnels. We love it so much and it has vastly improved my quality of life. We installed a cat door and attached the tunnel to it. Now the cats can spend as much time as they want outside and I don't have to deal with the meowing." —Carolyn

    Price: $69.95 (available in three styles)

    18. An electric flopping fish that makes playtime as simple as pressing a button. Your cat will spend hours working to defeat their new foe and you can use that time to do literally anything else, like maybe those dishes from this morning?

    cat holding electric flopping fish in dark grey
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Fun for cat and owner. Best $15 I ever spent. Great for helping indoor cats get active!" —Janella Henry

    Price: $14.99 (available in three colors)

    19. An automatic mouse and cheese toy for the cat who loves a game of whack-a-mole. Cats love cheese. This is a well-known fact. Why should this game be any different?

    cat pouncing on a mouse popping out of the cheese wedge-shaped toy
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "All three of my cats love electronic toys and play with them on a daily basis. The PetSafe electronic toys are same of their favorite fun toys to keep them entertained with their lives as indoor cats. They are very curious and can’t wait until their toys come out of their boxes and the batteries are added so they can start batting at them." —Tiff

    Price: $28.57

    20. A cat bed with a refillable catnip pouch so your cat can stay cozy and entertained at the same time. It's perfect for the cat who likes to lounge around but also gets the zoomies from time to time.

    The cat bed in grey
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wanted a small cat bed so she could be on the table next to me as I work on things, and this is a great size! I can't say what features about the bed that she likes, but she is clearly obsessed with it. She sleeps almost exclusively in this bed since we got it. The sides contain her within it, so they are somewhat sturdy, but are still soft enough she sometimes will rest her chin on it. Great value for the price. (also my cat is fairly picky, she is 20 years old now and ignores most things I buy for her)." —Anna J. Hile

    Price: $16.99 (available in two colors)

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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