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    28 Problem-Solving Cat Products From Amazon With Truly Impressive 5-Star Reviews

    You've got to be kitten me, it seems im*paw*sible for these products to be *this* good...

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    1. A self-cleaning litter box that looks vaguely like a baby carriage because to be frank, we were all already thinking it: These smelly (sometimes) evil kittens are our children. And since they'll never be potty trained, this is the next best thing.

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    Promising review: "What a handy litter box! I have six indoor/outdoor cats and dread cleaning four to five standard boxes. I need to get a few more of these if they go on sale! It takes one minute to clean and freshen this versus two to four minutes of hunting and scooping in each of my remaining open boxes. This will never be a fun chore but this certainly has been a huge help and it is nice not having to deal with special bags or electronic components that get gunked up." —Nellie

    Price:$46.68

    2. A motion-activated smart ball for the quarantine kitten who's just learning you actually DO need to leave the house sometimes. This toy is motion-activated and comes with multiple movement modes to entertain your cat for hours in your absence!

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    Promising review: "According to my cat, this is a highly enjoyable toy. It keeps him on his toes." —Kidron

    Price: $25

    3. A kitty compound outdoor play house perfect for anyone who isn't ready to commit to a permanent "catio" in their outdoor space, but wants their cats to have some ~fun in the sun~ on occasion.

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    Promising review: "Worth every penny. It takes seconds to assemble. I set it to go up to my window. I close the window on the tunnel and cut cardboard to fit the left and right opening of my window. My cats LOVE it. They will run in and out, and in and out, and sun bath for hours. Disassembly takes a minute or two." —Danielle

    Price: $69.95

    4. An electric rotating butterfly for the indoor cat who dreams of hunting in the wild (AKA the backyard). This seemingly immortal butterfly can handle infinite rounds of combat with even the most enthusiastic kitten.

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    Promising review: "I just got a new kitten and I also have an older cat who is 14 years old. They both absolutely adore this toy. I leave it on and they just sit and play with it off and on all day. They have both grabbed the toy that’s on the wire many times and it has truly survived they are playing with it. I absolutely love this toy and I will be purchasing for my friends as gifts for their cats." —Jewels

    Price: $21.99 (available in six colors)

    5. A stand-alone cat hammock that will (hopefully) deter your cat from curling up in the *most* inconvenient spots (i.e. your laptop while you're working or the laundry basket while you're doing laundry) and instead opt for their own cute and cozy chair.

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    Promising review: "This hammock enables a lazy cat to live their best possible life. My cat leaves his hammock only to eat, mess up a freshly-cleaned litter box, chase cat toys, or remove ornaments from the Christmas tree. He finds it is also excellent for viewing "cat TV" — aka birds outside the window." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $28.99 (available in two colors)

    6. A supersized litter mat to keep your pet's paws (and your precious living space) mess-free.

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    Promising review: "OMG, this is the perfect mat to collect all that unwanted cat litter. Not just that but I have one cat who loves to use it as a scratching post kinda of thing. Super durable, easy to get the stuff left in the mat dumped back in the box. So so happy, will be getting another one soon for the downstairs box too. Or maybe just for them to use to scratch on." —Castillo

    Price: $17.99 (available in two sizes)

    7. A literal cat tree that gives your cat a safe place to perch without spoiling the entire aesthetic of your space.

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    Promising review: "I love this cat tree. My friends who have cats are pretty jealous of it whenever they come over. It is way more aesthetic than the cat trees that have the carpet all over it. It blends in with my apartment since I have a lot of plants around. It adds a nice greenery. I also decorated it with a little silver garland for the holidays. Honestly my cat hates everything so this is really great." —Sheri

    Price: $118+ (available in three sizes and four colors)

    8. An interactive cat laser which *looks* reminiscent of the villainous robot from The Incredibles, but will *actually* be a total hero in your life! With multiple modes and a playtime timer, this toy is here to save the day and keep your pets active whether you're working from home or away.

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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment with two 6-year-old cats possessing VERY different temperaments. One is very high-energy and constantly in need of stimulation and attention. The other is a total couch-potato, only gets out of bed to look out the window or eat dinner. They don't get along particularly well. This toy has completely exceeded my expectations! Both cats absolutely love it! I've had it for about a month and they still play with it every night (the first few days it was practically non-stop). They usually don't hang out together at all (amicably), so it's amazing to see them play with this thing at the same time. The great unifier! It's been a huge relief to see them getting exercise. I think the couch-potato has even lost some weight. I think this product has made my cats more active than most outdoor cats. If you have an obese cat, this is the product for you!" —Jackie

    Price: $25

    9. A pet hair removal set that comes with a standard AND a travel sized brush and will ensure that the only evidence of your cats is their cute little faces all over your Instagram (as opposed to their fur all over your outfit and couch).

    Reviewer's picture of fur-removal brush that's covered in fur
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    Promising review: "We have three cats and microfiber couches. I also live in the desert and the cats shed a lot in the summer. I spent a lot of money on the sticky tape rollers, they are not cheap. It would take half a roll just to clean one couch. I had a lint brush, but it was inconvenient to clean between each swipe down the sofa. This pet hair remover has solved that problem. When it’s full, I can swipe the fur into the container, and it wipes it clean. Seriously, I love this thing. It’s made my life a lot easier!" —Sherry

    Price: $21.99 (available in two colors)'

    10. A set of raised stress-free feeders to help your cat with that constant crick in their neck from having to snack so low to the ground. Bonus points for how stylish these bowls will look in your home!

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    Promising review: "I was kind of skeptical of the whole 'raised food dishes are better for your pet' logic, but since my cat is 16 years old (apparently a super senior!) and having some issues with food, I decided to order this. What I've noticed.... She's eating a lot more, which is great because old + skinny is not a good combo for cats. She's also keeping her food down a lot better. " —Gen

    Price: $7.29 (available in two colors)

    11. A three-story turntable ball roller for the cat who's craving mental stimulation (and perhaps satisfying that craving by ripping up furniture and getting into everything). This toy is the perfect balance between cute and challenging.

    A reviewer showing her cat playing with the toy in blue with a cute face printed on top
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    Promising review: "We adopted a 3 month old kitten in August and wanted to purchase enrichment toys for him as he was quarantined by himself until our older cat adjusted. This toy is still being played with by both cats 4 months later! It gets played with every day by the kitten and 2-3 times per week by the adult." —Book Lover

    Price: $8.39+ (available in three colors)

    12. A mobile window seat that will give your feline friend their own special sunbathing spot or people-watching perch.

    A reviewer showing her cat wearing a sweater sitting in the window perch
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    Promising review: "My cat is a full-time job and lately she’s been trying to climb as high as possible tearing up everything in her path. So I saw one of these at someone’s house (through their window of course because honestly it’s pandemic time and who has time to get COVID-19.) So I did what any person stuck in their house with a psycho cat would do. I took to Amazon. I found this gem and many other things to fill my cart for my ungrateful rotten baby princess devil kitten. This is the greatest invention ever made!!!! She loved it! I give it a 5-star rating, and princess, devil, baby cat gives it a 5-star rating." —Nikki

    Price: $19.99

    13. A feeder ball for cats who need help pacing their appetites or constantly whine and moan for treats — this little toy brings effort and excitement back to feeding time.

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    Promising review: "I have a 15-year-old cat. She used to yowl at me to ask for treats. Always seeking more free stuff. Out of concern for her health and my sanity, I looked for a treat ball. I bought this product based on the positive reviews. Now my cat gets some exercise (and valuable lessons about capitalism) as she works with the ball to serve herself with treats. Who says you can’t teach an old cat new tricks?" —J. Wann

    Price: $6.95 (available in four colors)

    14. A "Meowijuana" spray that instantly attracts cats wherever you spritz it, but WON'T hype them up the way standard catnip will. Consider it the CBD of catnip!

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    Promising review: "Ever buy a cat bed or house (or cat anything) that you think they'll love and they never go near it? I've found this spray very useful for getting cats introduced to something new. Just one pump of spray on something makes them instantly want to hang out in that spot, and yet it doesn't make them wild-eyed and crazy. They just really like the scent of it -- which I can't smell at all. I'm someone who had sworn off catnip-filled toys because of how insane they make my cats, but this spray didn't have that effect at all. It's very mellowing and it just attracts them." —T&CF

    Price: $7.99+

    15. A sunflower scratching post so PAWsitively precious it will definitely add to the ~vibe~ of any room instead of detracting from it like your average cat furniture.

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    Promising review: " I loved this post because it’s so cute and matches my sunroom decor. My cats loved it as soon as I set it up. Assembly was super-easy. I was afraid it might fall over, but it has not, our cats play with the toy that hangs on it, scratch it and sit on it." —Sunny

    Price: $39.98+ (available in five designs)

    16. An Angry Orange pet odor eliminating spray that will not only make your place smell like a ~magical~ orchard but will put a spell on your guests so they believe your cats are *perfect angels* every day and never have a single accident.

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    Promising review: "A product that reliably eliminates cat urine is basically magic, because cat urine used to be a death sentence to any item. Now I won't use anything other than Angry Orange. My cat chooses a rug to pee on a few times a year, and this product saves the rug every time. I've also successfully used it on bathroom tile/grout. The key is to make sure the whole affected area is covered in enough of this stuff, but it will work. If you don't think the smell is gone, you either missed a spot or didn't saturate per the directions. I always keep some in the closet for bad cat moments!" —Lacy

    Price: $20.97+ (available in two sizes)

    17. An outdoor house for your not quite feral feline friend who wants food and shelter but refuses to come inside your home for either. *Sigh* the things we do for these cats...

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    Promising review: "We bought the one story cat house for my two cats who were transitioning to being outside. I wanted a shelter for them if they needed it during the day (I bring them in at night). So far only one cat has used it and my corgi continues to try and explore inside, despite not being able to fit!The quality is very good, exactly as pictured, very sturdy and very aesthetically pleasing." —Betina

    Price: $109+ (available in three colors

    18. An interactive robotic feather toy that will help fulfill your nap-all-day house cat's hunting urges without you having to come home to insect corpses that your pet considers "presents" left on your pillow.

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    Promising review: "WORTH EVERY PENNY! My little kitten is very very rambunctious. Loves to play! Loves to bite (agh)! Loves to hunt and pounce! But I can’t always drop everything to play and feel bad when I’m busy or have to work. This lil’ gem keeps her entertained! Cats need the “hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, sleep” cycle and I want to do what I can to make sure that I’m supporting this. She was a little hesitant at first but now she chases that thing like her life depends on it!" —Kiki

    Price: $34.90

    19. An outdoor catio that allows your cat(s) to safely explore and lounge outside without the constant worry that comes with having an indoor/outdoor pet.

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    Promising review: "I am really impressed with this purchase. I bought 2 of the items and put them together. The structure is well-made and solid with a wire screen on the open spaces. I have it outside with a cat door leading out to the structure. I have indoor cats all my life and decided to splurge on a catio for our new kittens so that they can be outside, watch birds (without hunting them), and also I put a litterpan in it so that we will have less odors in the house. I wish we had a screened in porch (as we did in a previous home), but this is the next best thing. I love that it is on wheels, so that it can be moved when needed very easily." —Ozzie

    Price: $274.99

    20. A cactus scratching post to protect your decor from sharp claws! This post marries fashion and function all while being far less ~prickly~ and a tad more durable than the real thing.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for a cute scratch post that would integrate into my decor and obviously be functional. This cactus post is super cute and my cat loves it already." —Lauren

    Price: $39.99 (available in two designs)

    21. A faux-potted plant litter box that turns an unsightly necessity into fun foliage for your space.

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    Promising review: "My cat and I love this litter box! It's very attractive and hides the fact there is a litter box in my homes foyer - the only place I really had room to place it. Everyone who has come to my home doesn't realize what it is unless I tell them, then they are impressed and think it's really cool!" —Sinatra

    Price: $64.14

    22. An expandable cat carrier which is airline-approved and can fit easily underneath a plane seat OR unzip to give your furry friend some room when you're on the road.

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    I took my roommate's cat from California to Oregon on a two-day road trip in this exact carrier and Fitzgerald's whining was kept to a *shocking* minimum, I'd definitely recommend this carrier if you have to travel with your cat soon!

    Promising review: "This was bought for transporting two cats from California to Arkansas! We had two hard plastic carriers but decided that maybe with such a long trip the two cats might be comfortable being together for the long car ride. We brought one hard carrier and this soft one. The cats loved being able to curl up next to each other in the expandable carrier. They were super comfortable with three sides opened up and basically slept the whole way! It was a great investment and it was very sturdy when we had to carry them into a hotel room and to the apartment when we finally got to their new home. I would recommend this for any cat that was large and you wanted them to be very comfortable. I would buy it again if I ever needed a cat carrier!" —Sonja

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes)

    23. A covert cupboard-designed litter box that's such a stylish statement piece for your space, no one will ever realize it's doubling as your pet's toilet!

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    No one's gonna know... how would they know?

    Promising review: "love this!!!! it’s so cute and perfect for hiding the litter box. completely changed my space and makes it look a lot trendier." —Carli

    Price: $271.03+ (available in two colors)

    24. A portable kennel house to help your cat feel at home on the road when you need to travel. This carrier has enough room for your cat to live their best life and be perfectly comfortable even at 60 MPH.

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    Promising review: "I've tried every travel kennel imaginable, to make our cats more comfortable. Even though they've been traveling with us since they were a few months old, they never enjoyed the travel part. Well, those days are over! This kennel is so roomy. My cats are 10 and 12 pounds. The kennel was also big enough to put a small travel litter box on one side and food and water on the other. In the past, we had to stop, take them out of the truck and bring them into the camper to eat and use the litter box. The best part of this kennel, NOT ONE PEEP, from either cat. They slept, stretched, ate and peed! I just wish I didn't spend hundreds of dollars before I found this game changer kennel!" —Lora

    Price: $139 (available in three colors)

    25. A Feliway diffuser kit for that anxious cat who can't seem to keep calm. Feliway's classic calming starter package will ease even the most wound up of kitties into a state of pure *zen*.

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    Promising review: "This product works like a charm. I have a compulsive cat who for a couple of years now has been ripping out small patches of hair on both shoulder areas (nothing else is wrong with him that could be causing the hair pulling other than anxiety, according to the veterinarian). Whenever new people came over, he would for days-weeks be excessively pulling out hair and I would find tufts of hair around the house. Within one week of using this product, he has ceased to pull out any hair. This is a product that I will be purchasing regularly for a long time to come." —Stephen

    Price: $29.99

    26. Or! A multi-cat Feliway diffuser for the pet parent who just made the exciting decision to expand the family, and found their eldest fur baby to be less than thrilled. The multi-cat Feliway convinces your cats that they *love* each other, even when their instincts say otherwise.

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    Promising review: "This product saved my home from spraying and fights. When we brought a second Bengal into our home...both cats started spraying as they tried to figure out their territories. Their fights had to be stopped. I just didn't think I could handle the smell in three of our rooms INCLUDING OUR BED!!!!! It's been 10 months since we started and I've noticed I can go a little longer after they run empty. I am hoping in another year I'll be able to completely wean them. FABULOUS RESULTS...FABULOUS PRODUCT. SAVED MY SANITY!" —CVDV

    Price: $19.95+

    27. A pair of catnip chew sticks that will help your cat chill out AND give their teeth a much-needed cleaning.

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    Promising review: "My kitty, Alfie, is extremely picky regarding his toys and low and behold he loves this toy. He enjoys playing with it and, I believe it even helps keep his gums strong and his teeth clean." —Jenn

    Price: $12.99

    28. A cat backpack because YES. Just because our cats don't love leashes doesn't mean they don't *desperately* want to come on adventures with us. This carrier allows our pets to travel like a little astronaut on our backs, headed out into the great unknown (AKA around the block)!

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    Promising review: "Our cat has terrible separation anxiety and sometimes holding her when we're around the house can cause our arms to wear out. We also wanted a durable backpack that had a wide view so when we took her outside, she wouldn't be as scared as being on a leash, but would have a wide view of her surroundings. Also, being able to carry her like a backpack in pet-friendly stores would be so much less of a hassle than carrying a carrier/bag around. Our cat is 3 years old and weighs roughly 8 pounds, she has more than enough room to turn around, sit, lay down with room to spare. She absolutely loves this backpack, and even sneaked back in it, when we let her out." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $42.99+ (available in four colors)

    Hopefully you found something that puts the fun in FUNctional for you and your furry friend!

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

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