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    28 Products From Amazon Under $50 That Cat Owners Find Incredibly Useful

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    1. A silicone cat bowl mat, because messes are inevitable when dinnertime rolls around. This will keep your floors food-free, and will also protect them from water damage if your cat is the type to splash their water bowl before drinking.

    a hot pink silicone mat in the shape of a rectangle under a food bowl and water fountain
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    Promising review: "My kitten is a VERY messy eater and always digs and scratches everywhere around her bowl, so, food scatters all over the floor. This mat is great! The bowl isn’t able to slide or knock over and it is water-resistant, so it’s 100% easy to clean. It doesn’t roll up around the corners like some mats I've had, meaning food won’t get stuck underneath it." –Em

    Price: $8.99 (available in six colors)

    2. A Catit grass planter that'll keep your cats from eating the plants around your home. This is extremely important to have as a cat owner since some house plants are actually toxic to cats.

    a pot overgrown with cat grass
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    Promising review: "I poured about a quart of water with Miracle-Gro in it over the seeds, and it drained immediately into the drip tray which filled up. I figured it would just suck up the water out of the tray as needed. Then I left it alone for five days while on a business trip. When I came home, the grass was 8 to 10 inches high and very thick and fluffy. My cats loved it!" –Laura Byrd

    Price: $9.99

    3. A Petmate litter pan for those of you who have dogs, too. Your dog will not be able to reach inside of this box to dig, and your cat's paws will remain dust-free thanks to the litter trap at the top of this box.

    a cat climbing out of a lidded litter box
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    Promising review: "Bought this because my two small dogs would dig into my cat's litter box. My cat is 6 years old, ~12 lbs and doesn't like small enclosed spaces. He didn't want to use it for a week till I decided to remove the lid. I gave him time to use it without the lid (with an laundry basket next to it so he can jump in easily) and then replaced the lid a week later. He now uses it regularly and I've noticed a lower amount of litter outside the box." –T. Francisco

    Price: $21.95

    4. A Feline Greenies Pill Pocket that's like a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. Simply hide the pill inside the treat, press the treat to mold it around the pill, and watch your cat enjoy.

    a feline greenies pill pocket next to two pills and a dime for size
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    Promising review: "These Pill Pockets make life so much easier! Saves a twice-a-day fight! It only takes a second to place the pills inside and pinch shut. My cat loves the treat!" –Melissa

    Price: $6.48 (available in two flavors, or Subscribe & Save for $6.16/month)

    5. A self-cleaning brush with retractable teeth to make cleanup after a good brushing experience so easy, you'll wish you had purchased it sooner.

    A white and grey cat sitting next to a huge ball of fur
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    Promising review: "I brushed off enough cat hair to have another cat. I would recommend this brush if you want to brush your fur babies bald. It won't actually ever happen, them being bald, but it is so satisfying to see that fur pile up next you as you spend 30 minutes brushing your cat or dog." –Charly

    Price: $15.99

    6. A Catit flower water fountain, since some cats prefer running water to water that sits still in a bowl. This fountain filters water to ensure that your cat has a crisp and clean drink every time.

    an orange cat looking at water flowing in a green and white fountain
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    Promising review: "This is so stinking cute. My cats were scared of it at first, but now they love it :) I bought it with the Catit multi feeder and it looks great. It is very quiet, unless it needs to be refilled." –Jamie

    Price: $27.99

    7. A pair of cat nail clippers, because although you love your cat, their claws can sometimes be the bane of your existence. These clippers are great, as they cause minimal splitting while cutting your cat's claws.

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    Promising review: "I'm a first-time cat owner to a ragdoll kitten who just turned 4-months old. We gave Sora his first nail clipping experience today and it went more smoothly than I thought it would have and these clippers definitely helped. I like the size of these clippers, they are not too small but small enough. I would think the size of this clipper would be great even for a fully grown cat. Also, I love the sharpness. It made the entire process way easier and so much quicker." –raerae

    Price: $6.99

    8. An water additive to help you care for your cat's teeth. Dental care has never been simpler: just add a capful of this to your cat's water, and they will have fresh breath and healthy gums in no time.

    a white bottle that reads water additive in front if two cat bowls
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    Promising review: "As a veterinary assistant I am constantly looking out for the best products to help aid clients and patients with common problems, and bad breath and poor dental health is very common amongst animal. Oxyfresh is a phenomenal product to protect your pets teeth as well as aide in fresher breath. It is very easy to administer, you just put it in your pets water dish and since it has no odor or flavor they don't even notice it's there." –Katie

    Price: $15.45

    9. A PetUltimates probiotics for cats, because you care about your sweet little kitty who has trouble using the bathroom. This probiotic comes in a powder form and mixes into your cat's wet food effortlessly.

    a black cat sitting on a floor with a bottle of probiotics in front of them
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    Promising review: "After only a few days on this probiotic, Humphrey's 'presents' became noticeably firmer, more shapely, and even less smelly. And for that, I couldn't be happier with the results! I think Humphrey is happier too because he doesn't have to deal with a messy bum anymore." –Emmaline

    Price: $32.95 (or Subscribe & Save for $29.66/month)

    10. A self-groomer cat toy for the feline in your life who cannot get enough of those precious cheek scratches. This product adheres to any corner in your home, making self-grooming a breeze for your kitty.

    a white and black cat scratching its cheek on a self groomer toy adhered to a corner
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    Promising review: "My cat likes nothing. He doesn't go into paper bags, ignores boxes, isn't curious about the birds. Mostly he eats and sleeps and allows us to pet him. But he LOVES this!" –Amazon Customer

    Price: $5.99

    11. A Fresh Step clumping litter with Febreze, because you love your cat — but you do not love the scent of their litter box. This litter traps odor and has a fresh scent that'll make walking past the litter box bearable.

    A black cat standing next to a blue box of cat litter
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    Promising review: "This is by far the very best litter I've used and I have used five different kinds. However, my search stops here. Keep up the good work, I love it." –Barbara Daniels

    Price: $10.19

    12. A Gorilla Grips litter box mat so that you'll never have to worry about stepping on litter ever again. This mat traps litter and dust from your cat's paws, and is washable, too.

    a grey litter mat under a hooded litter box
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    Promising review: "I hate stepping on stray cat litter! We have a cat it jumbo hooded box, which controls odor and most litter for our two adolescent male cats. I also recommend what another reviewer posted. Turn the box away so your cats have more chance to wipe their paws before hitting the linoleum." –Karyn

    Price: $16.99 (available in four sizes and in eight colors)

    13. An interactive roller cat toy, because playing isn't just for kittens! Playtime is vital in ensuring your cat can maintain their physical health and mental awareness.

    a striped cat looking at a white kitten plat with w triple tired blue cat toy
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    Promising review: "There are lots of these style cat toys but I m happy I ordered this one. The printed directions in the box are very clear and friendly! The 12-year-old big boy and the tiny baby have both played with it but the old man won't let me video him playing with a baby toy.: –HermitsloveAmazon

    Price: $9.99 (available in three colors)

    14. A set of lickable cat treats for the cats in your life who have very high standards about the food they eat. My cat is such a picky eater that sometimes I wonder if she goes on regular hunger strikes. Yet, whenever I open this container, she comes running.

    a model feeding a striped cat a green lickable treat
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    Promising review: "This is a good treat for cats, they really do love it. I use it as a reward when I need to brush them. They can be difficult but one whiff of this and they sit down and let me brush them as long as I give them the treat after." —A. Yamfoeng

    Price: $29.59 (or Subscribe & Save for $28.11/month)

    15. A hooded litter box, because many cats prefer privacy when using the WC. This litter box will keep them happy, and it'll make you happy since it traps odors.

    an orange cat entering a hooded litter box
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    Promising review: "Our cat was being picky and had mostly stopped using the last box we bought her because that one was too small. The box is easy to clean and the door is light enough for my TINY cat to move easily, without being so light that it gets stuck open easily. I highly recommend this box to people with lots of space and/or picky cats like mine." —Shumira99

    Price: $29.99

    16. An elevated food bowl, since some cats actually do not like eating from bowls that are at the same height as the floor.

    A cat eating out of a white elevated food bowl with a grey elevated water bowl next to it
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    Promising review: "Overall happy with the purchase. These bowls are sturdier than I expected and don't slide around. Also, simple to clean. The raised design is easier for kitty to use! She's a princess and oddly picky about her food / water bowls, but is happy with these." —The Krockharts

    Price: $7.99

    17. A box of catnip, because nothing helps a cat unwind like rolling around in this dried herb.

    an orange tabby rolling around in catnip
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    Promising review: "This container of catnip is purrfect for your furry friend. Every time my cat hears or sees me gives this container a littler shake he goes running toward his scratch pad/post and instantly gets the effects from the catnip. The pieces are large enough that my cat can eat the pieces of catnip." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $7.95

    18. A mesh shower bag for the feline in your life who resents baths, but needs them. This bag will give you the ability to wash your cat's fur without having to worry about them running away every five seconds.

    a black and brown cat inside of a blue and orange mesh bag for bathing
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    Promising review: "Perfect for angry cats. My Milo hates baths and there was always a blood bath when trying to get him in the tub. Somehow he went completely limp once in the bag. However, once he felt the water he tried to fight me but he couldn’t get me so mission accomplished. Clean cat." —Melanie

    Price: $11.99

    19. A hangable scratch pad, because your cat needs something other than your brand-new rug to file its nails on.

    a white and grey cat scratching at an oval-shaped cat scratching pad
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    Promising review: "This is no ordinary cat scratcher! It's sleek, well made, and takes up minimal space, which makes a big difference in our smaller home. Our cat has been a complete terror lately, moving on from shredding our couch to literally tearing the paint off our walls. This seemed like the perfect fix, as it attaches to the wall. I rubbed some cat nip on it and set it down flat to get our cat used to it and then hung it on the wall a few hours later. So far so good, he seemed to take to it really quickly!" —Bearash

    Price: $38.99

    20. A Burt's Bees waterless shampoo to help wipe any dirt and debris from your cat after their backyard adventure. This is great for super finicky cats who would not even dare walk past a bath.

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    Promising review: "I have a young Maine Coon. Since she has long hair (and a lot of it!), she never smells as good as my shorter-haired cat. I've tried giving her baths but she doesn't handle the stress well so this was the next best thing. She wasn't scared at all when I sprayed her with this (I let her check out the smell and bottle before hand and then let her play with the cap while I sprayed her). The scent of the shampoo isn't strong at all but it did completely remove/cover her smell. Also important to note, she didn't groom afterwards and try to lick this shampoo off. So it was all-in-all a raging success." —Bookish

    Price: $6.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.64/month)

    21. An interactive toy maze for the cat who scoffs at mere toy mice. This treat toy is great for keeping your cats engaged and stimulated while you do other things, like tick off chores from your daily to-do list.

    four cats crowded around a cardboard interactive cat toy
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    Promising review: "My cat is SUPER picky about her toys. Previous puzzle toys haven't interested her in the slightest. She doesn't really like stand-still games, she prefers to chase things. But this one worked for her." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.48 (or Subscribe & Save for $14.71/month)

    22. A cat door, because some cats are persistent, and will viciously scratch at a door for as long as they need to until you open it for them. Consider giving them the freedom of mobility with this cat door.

    a black and white cat walking through a cat door at the bottom of a door
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    Promising review: "Finally got around to installing this after I bought it over a year ago and it was pretty easy. I borrowed a jigsaw from a friend to cut the door hole out and stained it to match the door. It looks great and my cats, who are kind of picky, had no problem dealing with it. We were concerned one of our cats might be too big, but he made it through without a problem!" —Kindle Customer

    Price: $30.66

    23. A Burt's Bees dander reducing spray for cats who need a bit of help with grooming. This formula contains colloidal oat to promote skin health, and aloe vera to add hydration to their coats.

    reviewer's before and after of cat with dander and then clean coat
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    Promising review: "My cat is 10 years old and fluctuates with his weight. He has trouble cleaning himself and I think this is why he gets dandruff on his back. His dandruff was extremely bad and his skin was super sensitive to the point where he didn’t like to be brushed anymore. After literally one day of use it has cleared up... at least 80% better... his coat is softer and he loves to be brushed again!" –Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.49

    24. A cozy pet tent, because no matter how many blanket fortresses you make around the house, your cat can always use a little extra cozy heat. This tent is perfect for keeping the warmth in for all their cat naps.

    a grey striped cat inside a brown plush pet tent
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    Promising review: "I was excited to find a cozy new bed for this shyer cat. I usually have trouble getting her to use the warmed spots in the house. Recommended, especially for colder weather." –Omar Siddique

    Price: $22.99 (this comes in three sizes, and in seven colors)

    25. A bag of World's Best Cat Litter that won't cause your feline any breathing problems, and will be safe on their delicate paws. This formula is made with corn, and without any chemicals that may be dangerous to your kitty. It also clumps quickly and is 99% dust-free. I have some kitties of my own and swear by this litter brand.

    an orange tabby cat next to a litter box on the floor
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    Promising review: "In the past 11 years, I have tried nearly 10 varieties of cat litter: clay (store brand and national brand), crystals (national brand), newspaper (store brand and national brand), pine-based (store brand and national brand), and two varieties of corn-based litter. When someone first suggested World's Best I scoffed at the price. After having used it for more than two years, I can say that hands-down, this really is the BEST cat litter we've used. Our cats seem to agree." –Dr. Mom

    Price: $26.95

    26. A Rocco & Roxie stain and odor eliminator, because accidents happen more and more with age! This spray contains enzymes that eat away at any odor you might be tackling with your senior cat.

    reviewer's before and after of rug with pee stain and then clean
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    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, etc. Long story short, we had two incidents in which I thought we'd have to rip out all the carpet and sell our house. Both times, R&R not only got the stain completely out of the carpet, but it completely removed the house of the ungodly smell of our dogs' transgressions!!" –Benjamin Poon

    Price: $19.97

    27. A pheromone calming spray for cats who seem to have the Sunday scaries during other days of the week, too. This spray is great for calming anxious cats, and for taming the cats in your life who are rather rambunctious.

    a striped cat laying on a blanket with the relaxivet calming spray next to them
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    Promising review: "I bought this spray because I was moving and needed to take my cat on a long car ride. I sprayed her carrier with this product and it took about 30 minutes for her to really calm down. It is DEFINITELY worth the money and I would 100% buy again and highly recommend it to anyone with a pet who gets anxiety and stressed-out in different situations!" –Truyen Nguyen

    Price: $16.45

    28. And a cat tree with tiers, because what's more useful than a one-stop-shop where your cat can climb, play, lounge, and scratch as they please?

    a maine coone cat in a two tiered cat tree with four scratch posts
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    Promising review: "We have been a multi-cat home for nearly 50 years now, and this is the first time we've bought a cat tree. I sure wish I had had one or two, years ago. I bought it mainly because we had just adopted a 6-week-old kitten and I remembered that they can tend to be kind of wild and crazy at times. Plus, we do not have our cats declawed. Well, in addition to the kitten loving it, the two older cats really seem to like it too! It certainly seems to be getting a workout, on a real regular basis." –Sparkles60

    Price: $45.20

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

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