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    Just 29 Things Under $20 That Cat Owners Say Are Incredibly Useful

    A self-warming bed, a window hammock, and calming chews, all for under $20. Now that's just paw-some.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of pet grooming gloves, because we know how some cats get with brushes. These gloves mimic regular touch so your cat will be none the wiser. Unless, of course, they hate being pet. Aren't cats the best?

    Reviewer is holding hand out with blue grooming glove full of hair on it while a cat sniffs it

    Promising review: "I have two cats, tried a shedder brush but they hate it and hide the second I take it out, so I was looking for other options and saw these gloves. They turned out to be a life changer! To my surprise cats absolutely love it! They even purr and roll around to make sure I didn't miss a spot. The layer of fur is easy to peel off from the glove and the more you collect the easier it gets. Now I am able to bru­sh my cats every oth­er day, since they enjoy it so much, which means less fur on my clothes and everywh­ere else. Very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to cat owners!" —Yana

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    2. Matatabi cat chew sticks that are a perfect alternative for those kitties who don't really like catnip. Just rub some of the bark off the sticks to release the natural oils and watch your cat play away! Bonus: It also helps maintain healthy teeth!

    A cat chewing on a Matatabi stick
    Meowy Janes / Etsy

    Matatabi is a plant native to the mountains Japan and China and grows like an ivy on trees and rocks. It is more commonly used in East Asia instead of catnip.

    Meowy Janes is a small New Jersey–based business that sells all natural catnip and alternatives such as whole Silver Vine fruit.

    Promising review: "This was one of the best products for my cats! They loved each stick every single time. Best money spent on this product! Hands down! I definitely recommend!" —Jesse Sanchez

    Get it from Meowy Janes on Etsy for $10.86 or from Amazon for $9.97.

    3. A package of litter box liners made from heavy-duty plastic so you don't have to worry about the bag tearing and used litter falling everywhere. My worst nightmare, honestly.,

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! I wish I’d discovered these sooner; it would have saved me several unpleasant litter box cleaning. It’s very sturdy and thick enough to withstand my cat’s feverish scratching and burying." —Gabriela

    Get five liners from Amazon for $2.88.

    4. A self-warming pet bed that your cat will probably sleep in 24/7. I have one of these for our cats and it's been claimed by the oldest. They just love the warmth!

    Reviewer photo of two cats sleeping on their own self-warming mats

    Promising review: "As soon as I put these down, my cats got on and haven't moved. I ordered this based on reviews. I didn't want a pad that made a noise,, which is a plus. I put my hand underneath one cat and it feels warm!" —Ekitty

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A UV black light flashlight to detect any hidden accidents your cat may have caused. Is there anything worse than smelling cat pee and not finding the source? Not anymore!

    Promising review: "OMG this is disgusting!!! I hope this isn't all just cat pee that shows up cause there is a lot! I bought this because I thought my cat was peeing in one room and couldn't find the exact spot so I bought this. Found the spot and more. Would recommend." —Momof3boys

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A set of silicone pet food can covers that will keep their food fresh while your fur baby waits (impatiently) for their next meal. "I know you just fed me, but I'm actually starving again soo..." —Your cat (and my cat, Norman).

    Reviewer photo of two cat food cans with silicone lids on top

    Promising review: "These can lids are really great. I love them because the silicone is easy to clean and doesn't hold bacteria. Plus they have the hanger tab, I like that because I put the tab over a post in the dishwasher and they don't fly around when the dishwasher runs. Having them come in a two-pack is nice too, I can have two flavors of food open at a time. The three different size options actually DO fit the different can sizes. Even if the can has a dent, the flexibility of the silicone adapts to the dent." —Melinda L. Halicki

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in six options).

    7. A cat hammock with suction cups so you can install it on any window (preferably the one with the prettiest view) so your kitty can bask in the sun rays in their own little space. Oh to be a cat lounging in the sun.

    Reviewer photo of a cat on a hammock

    Promising review: "Wonderful! I have large cats and they fit nicely on here. It attaches very securely to the window. It took my kitties like twoish weeks before they trusted it but now they're on it all the time and I will be buying a second for my second cat. Also, to put higher up on the window too!" —Derek

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A plastic container to store your cat's food so they'll continue to have fresh dry food as long as it lasts! Who doesn't want fresh food?

    A clear container with a white lid and four wheels at the bottom

    Promising review: "Love the pet food storage container....purchased two, one for food and one for litter. With the clear side, it's easy to see how much you have and when it's time to reorder." —Butterscotch

    Get a 25-pound container from Chewy for $12.99 (available in four sizes).

    9. A water additive that will help clean your cat's teeth by removing plaque, tartar, and even minimize their stinky breath. It's 100% toxic free, odorless, and tasteless so you don't have to worry about your cats even noticing it.

    Cat drinking out of the treated water

    Promising review: "Oxyfesh Pet Oral Hygiene product is working well for my Chessy girl cat. She has dental issues which cause her to have bad breath This Oxyfresh has improved her breath and she doesn't even know it is in the water because there is no odor or discoloration of the water!" —Lenore A. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A cat groomer so your lil' stinky baby can groom and (hopefully) brush their loose hair off themselves for once. Plus, you can fill it with catnip to attract them to it! 😻

    A photo collage of multiple cats using the groomer
    Amazefy / Etsy

    Amazefy is a small business based in Ohio that sells a variety of products for the home.

    Promising review: "My cat LOVES this item!! Exactly what i was looking for. And the included cat nip was enjoyed by my cat as well!" —Melissa Gould

    Get it from Amazefy on Etsy for $7.50 (available in three colors).

    11. A container of 100% natural catnip because even the grumpiest cat deserves a few moments of fun, right?

    Reviewer photo of a cat licking catnip off the floor

    Promising review: "My roommate has a cat, so I bought the 10-cup bag to spoil her. She absolutely loves it and was licking the package before I opened it." —Steven Zalan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    12. A large cat door so Jennifurr Lopez can walk in and out of a room with ease like the queen they are.

    Reviewer photo of a cat staring at another cat through a cat door

    Promising review: "We put this up on the door between the upstairs and our basement as our litter boxes are down there. I like having this way better than always having to leave the door cracked. The basement's cold air was always drifting up so it helped a lot in that sense." —Bree

    Get it from Amazon for $16.09.

    13. A stain-and-odor-eliminating spray to keep the house clean from any unwanted accidents. Life happens, but at least you'll be prepared for it. Sir Wigglesworth has no mercy.

    Promising review: "This stuff is borderline magical. My roommate's cat has had some issues peeing on our carpet and it stunk up the house. We did two treatments with Nature's Miracle and the smell has dissipated. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is dealing with cleaning up cat urine. Nothing beats this stuff." —Lindsay Furtak

    Get it from Amazon for $13.37 or Subscribe & Save for $12.70/month (available in two scents).

    14. A kicker toy that'll not only satisfy your cat's innate obsession with kicking everything, but will *also* keep their nails trim and healthy.

    A cat laying on the ground holding the cylinder cat scratcher
    Hoff N Paw Pet Toys / Etsy

    Hoff N Paw Pet Toys is a small business based in Chicago, Illinois, that sells unique, handmade, and eco-friendly pet toys and more!

    Promising review: "My cat loved her new scratch toy as soon as I got it! She held it and scratched it, and flopped around by it (I think she was a little catnip drunk). Good-quality product; looks like it will really hold up for a while. Fast communication and shipping, all in all a very positive experience!" —Jodi

    Get it from Hoff N Paw Pet Toys on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    15. A cat litter mat, because honestly aren't we tired of having to sweep up litter that they tracked outside of the box? We're better than that.

    Reviewer photo of a fluffy cat laying on a cat litter mat

    Promising review: "Apparently this litter mat doubles as a comfy bed. Going from no litter mat in for this box to using this new mat there is a noticeable decrease in litter strewn across the floor, which is what I wanted. The cats certainly don't mind the texture so they have no problems with it either." —Kelliar

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    16. A track tower that allows your kitty to bat the balls around without them falling out and getting lost under the couch.

    A cat playing with the light blue cat tracks toy

    Promising review: "I bought this toy for our youngest cat, who is just about a year old. He loved it immediately. He has fun swatting one or more of the balls around the tracks, and playing with the butterfly too. Our two older cats also enjoy this, and more than one can play at a time. One of the best features is that the balls do not come out." —ButterflyToy

    Get it from Chewy for $10.98.

    17. A pair of nail clippers with a safety guard so you don't have to worry about overcutting your kitten's nails.

    Reviewer photo of the light blue nail clippers

    Promising review: "So after paying several times in my vet clinic for this service I came here and found this, has been an excellent investment. My cat doesn't like it and bit it several times but I can cut his nails without any issues and fast. Love it so far." —Nehemoth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    18. A Litter Genie that will be your next best friend. This litter disposal system locks away stinky litter and you never have to worry about smelling it again. Just scoop the poop, open the lid and drop the clumps, and pull the handle to lock it in.

    Reviewer photo of a litter genie next to a litter box

    Promising review: "I love the convenience of the Litter Genie. It makes digging through the treasure box a quick and painless chore." —A Smart Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A joint health supplement so your best friend can live a long, healthy life free of joint pain. We just want the best for P. Kitty.

    Reviewer photo of an orange cat sitting next to joint supplements

    Promising review: "We saw a difference within two weeks which our vet told us was much sooner than usual. We give her one capsule a day, sprinkled and mixed in with her canned wet food. Cracker has gotten her spunkiness back and has actually been even more playful than before (like when she was 2 or 3) — you can tell she feels good! And that's why I'll keep using the Cosequin!" —Morticia VonSchvonschtooker

    Get it from Amazon for $16.60 or Subscribe & Save for $15.77/month (available in two sizes).

    20. A litter box odor destroyer, because let's face it — sometimes these litter boxes are just dank.

    The cat litter deodorizer

    Promising review: "Perfect combination for use with your favorite litter in all litter boxes. It keeps everything smelling extra nice and sweet. The scent is awesome and carries throughout the house. It does everything it promises & more. I always have an extra box on hand just in case. Highly recommend you give it a try if you haven't yet. I just know you'll love it!" —EdieK

    Get it from Chewy for $3 (available in two sizes).

    21. Cat steps so your little feline friend can climb up the walls to their heart's content, giving them tons of much needed stimulation and exercise.

    An orange cat climbing the wood steps mounted to the wall
    Cats Mode / Etsy

    Cats Mode is a small business that sells stylish furniture pieces for even the pickiest of kitties. 

    Promising review: "Instructions were easy and pretty self explanatory, and looking forward to getting some of the hexagon beds but these cat shelves help my kitties get to the beds I already have and they love them! I used to have them over my bed (bad idea) and they would wake me up when jumping to them or roll over and fall on my face In the middle of the night LOL so these are extremely helpful and was able to put them on a separate wall. They are so cute! Love them!" —Nicole

    Get it from Cats Mode on Etsy for $14.50+ (available in five styles and six wood colors).

    22. A pet dander–reducing spray for those people who are ridiculous cat lovers but also have some allergies to them, like my fiancé. He'll snuggle Norman all night, even if it makes him sneeze. It's also amazing for your cat's dry skin and will provide serious relief from their dandruff issues.

    Promising review: "My cat LOVES this spray. When I grab the bottle and his brush he runs up to me and follows me with ALMOST the same excitement as when I tap a can of wet food. He now loves being brushed, and his dandruff has significantly improved within only a few uses. Sometimes I forget to use this product for a week or so and his dry skin comes back, but improves almost immediately." —Amazon customer

    Get a 10-ounce bottle from Amazon for $6.13 or Subscribe & Save for $5.82/month.

    23. A cardboard cat scratcher so your feline buddy has a place to relieve stress, get healthy claws, and maybe even save your furniture! RIP that old recliner.

    Reviewer photo of an orange cat sitting on top of a cardboard cat scratcher

    Promising review: "They love the shape of this item and they actually will fall asleep on it and if I put it in front of the birds they will sit there and watch it. So technically this doubles as a scratching post and a birdwatching post. It has kept the cat from scratching up anything important in my house." —Amanda S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in four styles).

    24. A tube of hairball relief that will relieve constipation, dry cough, and even the occasional vomiting associated with hairballs. No more hairballs coming out of you, Picatso!

    Reviewer photo of their cat holding the hairball relief tube

    Promising review: "So far so good, no puke since using it. It's easy to apply. Smear it on your cat's front paws. They will lick it all off because cats will always cat. And that includes cleaning themselves. Try to vary your routine though if your cat gets a little anxious about it. They are smart. Once they see you coming, you'll have no hope. You CAN live cat vomit free. You really can." —Tricia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.54.

    25. A natural cat deterrent spray for when you need to keep the kitties away from certain places, like rugs, couches, or even your headboard, that they continue to climb and ruin. OK, it's my cat.

    Two bottles of the spray next to an orange and four cinnamon sticks
    FMN Natural Apothecary / Etsy

    This spray is all-natural and contains a combination of essential oils that are notoriously unpleasant to our feline buddies.

    FMN Natural Apothecary is a woman-owned small business based in Knightdale, North Carolina, that sells natural products for the home and body.

    Promising review: "I am super pleased with the orange-scented cat deterrent spray. We've been spraying it on the sides of our new furniture for two weeks now and our three cats have been much less interested in scratching. As an unexpected bonus, when my package arrived, it contained a small cat toy and a sample calming spray, which was such a nice surprise. You can see the care Jennifer puts into her orders!" —Ashley

    Get it from FMN Natural Apothecary on Etsy for $13.59.

    26. A pack of calming chews that use the natural power of colostrum, L-theatine, and thiamine to ease their nervousness. Now I need one for my anxiety and we'll be golden.

    Reviewer photo of a cat sleeping on the carpet of a house

    Promising review: "I just got a new kitty and he's been really stressed out with this change. He was living in an abandoned house, fending for himself and we rescued him! These chews help calm him down quite a bit. So glad we got these!! Thank you! You saved us all!" —Jayme

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50 or Subscribe & Save for $8.08/month.

    27. A litter with herbal attractant to get your cats to actually use the litter box. I bought this when Norman was a little kitten and it worked wonders!

    Reviewer photo of a kitten in a litter box

    Promising review: "My cat watched me as I prepared her new box and she immediately got in it and peed. I was amazed! I use a litter scoop to clean out the waste every evening, which is easy with this litter. It soaks up wetness, clumps nicely, and leaves the bottom of the box fairly dry." —Eidnic

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three options).

    28. Dental cat treats because let's face it, sometimes their breath just stinks and these treats will not only help clean their teeth but freshen up that stanky breath. No more fishy kisses!

    The container of dental cat treats

    Promising review: "I have a 10 y.o. maine coon cat that has bad teeth — a few have even fallen out with his age. I was worried these would be too hard for him to eat, but boy was I wrong! He gobbles these right up with no hesitation & he has loved every flavor of them, too. His breath and teeth, as a result, have GREATLY improved so significantly. I used to smell his breath from 5 feet away and now he'll be in my lap and I can't smell it at all!" —Tinkerbelle123

    Get it from Petsmart for $18.99 (originally $19.99).

    29. A cat scratcher you can hang on a doorknob so your cat can stretch their little limbs up like you know they love to do. It mimics tree bark ~and~ has catnip infused into it. Does it get any more purrfect?

    Reviewer photo of a cardboard cat scratcher handing on a bedroom doorknob

    Promising review: "My cat lovessss these! He uses them until he can no longer scratch on them, and then we recycle it and purchase a new one. My cat loves these so much, and they help prevent him from scratching on our furniture. Therefore, we keep multiple around our apartment." —lobeveli

    Get it from Amazon for $3.77.

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