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    24 Things From Amazon Reviewers Say Please Their Picky Cats

    The best products for cats with high standards.

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    1. A Catit water fountain, because some picky cats enjoy running water more than water that sits still, so consider this fountain if your cat prefers to drink water from the tap in your bathroom instead of their water bowl.

    a maine coon drinking out of a green water fountain with a white flower spout

    Promising review: "I have a furbaby who is very picky about her water. Even though I always had a clean, full bowl of water out for her, she preferred to drink fresh from the shower and faucets! I knew I wanted to get her a fountain, but they are typically pricey and take up lots of floor space. This fountain is perfect! My cat took to it right away! She loves it, and even plays in it a little, haha. I love that the water stays fresh and filtered for my kitty." —Shopper Coy

    Price: $34.99 (available in two colors)

    2. 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

    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)

    3. A self-cleaning brush that'll make the act of brushing your fussy cat more managable. This brush has fine teeth that combs every last knot in your cat's fur while remaining gentle on their skin.

    Promising review: "My cat is difficult and hated the plastic bristled brushes with the nubs on the end, but he doesn't mind this one at all. He had so much extra fur on his body that it was clumping and beginning to mat. He didn't mind me brushing out the clumps at all. I love how easy it is to clean the fur out of the brush!" —Rumsita

    Price: $15.99

    4. A rainbow string toy, because some cats cannot be bothered by clunky plastic ball toys. String toys will get most cats moving for their recommended amount of play per day.

    Cat playing with the rainbow string

    This toy comes with a stick and five string replacements.

    Promising review: "The cloth pieces are the perfect length for my cats to not notice I'm the one controlling the toy, and I'm able to get them to run around my living room for much longer periods of time than I have with any other toy." —jib

    Price: $6.99

    5. A Catit grass planter so that your cat has something other than your plant babies to chew on.

    a long haired cat sitting on a grass planter

    Promising review: "My daughter's cat is very picky but loves this grass. It's easy to set up and use, and it grows so fast. My daughter's cat loves it." —Amy Cote

    Price: $14.99

    6. An Oxyfresh water additive for the cat in your life who is quite particular about their dental snacks. This water additive is flavorless, meaning that your cat won't even know that they're drinking something that will make their breath smell fresh and their teeth and gums stronger.

    a white green and blue water additive bottle in front of a cat food bowl and a water food bowl

    Promising review: "This is a miracle-worker! I have three cats and one of them is very picky about her water and has terrible halitosis. After a couple of days of using this her breath is perfect! None of the three batted an eye at drinking it so I know there was no taste difference and it works like a charm!" —JeriA

    Price: $9.95

    7. A probiotic for cats that is the easiest addition to your picky eater's meals if you're looking to support your cat's digestive system. This probiotic comes in a powder form and is tasteless, meaning you can easily sneak this supplement into their wet food.

    a white and orange cat with a blue jar of probiotics in front of it

    Promising review: "Fluffy is very picky and it is impossible to give him meds other than by sneaking it into his food. This odorless powder is a godsend. The probiotics have definitely helped Fluffy's bowel movements." —Shar

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

    8. A claw trimmer for those moments when your cat just won't sit still as you clip their claws. These clippers are sharp and efficient, meaning they'll get the job done quickly without splitting your cat's nails in the process.

    a lime green and white claw trimmer in a persons hand

    Promising review: "The stiffer hinge means that they stay in position while I line up the cut. That makes it quicker and easier to clip my cat’s claws, with less risk of accidentally cutting into the quick. Not only does that make *my* life easier, it’s also good for my long-haired cat who hates getting his claws clipped. It's usually impossible to avoid pulling the long fur between his toes. These clippers are so maneuverable, I barely caught any of his fur." —Mysten

    Price: $12.99

    9. 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

    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

    10. A warming cat bed to provide your cat with a comfortable place to lounge. This bed is perfect for those with cats who only sleep in the places most inconvenient to you, like right on your pillow.

    Reviewer's cat lounging on the circular fleece-lined pet bed

    Promising review: "Got this for a feral cat that lives in my garage. She is very picky about going in a 'closed in' bed and likes to have openings for escape routes. But she needs something warmer for the winter because she is getting pretty old. This is just the ticket! It usually takes our kitty a few days to warm up to something new, and sometimes, beds really freak her out, but she was in this as soon as I put it down. The lining is very soft, and she is a fairly small cat so it conforms right around her." —Clark

    Price: $17.68

    11. A self-grooming toy for the cat in your life who absolutely cannot stand brushes. This toy will brush any knots in their fur as they walk on by, and calm them at the same time if you choose to fill this toy with catnip.

    a cat scratching its cheek on a self grooming toy

    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! Seems to be holding fine, even though Igor rubs himself senseless on this thing. Also the catnip that came with it must be killer stuff. He really goes for it. So Igor gives it a big 5 stars!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $4.99

    12. An elevated food bowl, because 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

    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

    13. 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

    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

    14. 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

    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

    15. 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.

    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)

    16. A plush purring pillow for cats who need to feel like they're cuddling something at all times.

    Promising review: "My cat has been really stressed after the move. She's still not getting along with the other cats and has been needing constant reassurance and wants to always be by my side. She is really picky about toys and won't even touch a new one, with this one being the exception. She absolutely loves her new cuddle toy and while she still misses me when I'm gone she's not nearly as anxious." —Jessi Ellis

    Price: $11.99

    17. An AmazonBasics cat tree that'll turn into your cats new one-stop-shop for lounging, scratching, and playing with its hammock, pom-poms, and scratch posts.

    A grey cat sitting in a white hammack cat tree with two scratch pads and two pom poms

    Promising review: "I've purchased several different scratching posts for our cat in an attempt to get him to stop tearing up our furniture but he never pays any attention to them at all. Not even when I cover them in catnip... He prefers the corners of the couch. Until we purchased this scratching post.... It took him all of five minutes to warm up to it and now it's his favorite thing. He loves the little hammock on top and the toy attached to it. And the best part? He uses the scratching posts instead of my couch! Woooo!" —Kate Schultz

    Price: $27.51 (available in two colors)

    18. A Zesty Paws wild Alaskan salmon oil for the picky eater in your life who needs a bit of help moving their lazy bones around. This food additive is great for promoting joint health in cats with arthritis, and giving them a killer shine in their coat at the same time.,

    Promising review: "My cat is such a finicky girl. She only eats dry food, so I had to find a good supplement. Her skin was becoming dry, and her coat was becoming matted and lackluster. She's over 12 years old, but still acts like a kitten. After one month of this Zesty Paws Omega salmon oil her coat has improved dramatically! And best of all, she loves the taste!" —D Wasilewski

    Price: $14.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $13.47/month)

    19. A retractable wand with feather attachments, because some cats would rather gaze at birds than play with any of the toys lying around the house. This toy is amazing for stimulating your cat's hunting instincts while ensuring they get their recommended amount of daily playtime.

    a kitten chasing a green feather on a stick

    This set comes with two poles and nine attachments.

    Promising review: "My cat is obsessed with this toy, and he’s pretty picky about cat toys. I thought he’d like the feathers best, but he loves the little green worm. For the first time we have to actually put the toy away out of his reach when we’re not playing with it with him because he drags the whole pole around and then tries to pull apart the worm. He’s gotten lots of exercise from it this week." —T Kelly

    Price: $10.98

    20. A window hammock to give a new resting spot to the cat in your life who would rather lounge on your dining room table during golden hour than in their bed.

    a white and grey cat lounging on a window hammack attached to a window

    Promising review: "My cat is super picky but is obsessed with this hammock. She spends a large portion of each day in it, from napping to doing the backstroke." —Alison

    Price: $19.99

    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

    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 harness and leash that'll keep your kitties out of harms way while enjoying the great outdoors without ever making them feel restrained.

    a grey cat walking outside wearing a black leash and harness

    Promising review: "I’ve tried a few harnesses, and this one is actually tolerable for my picky cat! Yay! The padding on both sides rather than just the straps seems much more comfortable and he was able to walk around in it the first day." —Mel

    Price: $14.98 (available in sizes XS-S and in seven colors)

    23. A pack of rainbow balls if your cat only ever seems to want to play with their toys while you are fast asleep. This toy will give them something to chase, while being completely silent as you catch some Z's.

    a grey cat sleeping with a rainbow toy ball

    This pack includes 45 toy balls.

    Promising review: "My picky cat is obsessed with these. They’re lightweight, don’t make a lot of sound, and the hard foam on the outside is pliable enough for my cat’s claws to pick them up with her paws." —Cara

    Price: $13.80

    24. And 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

    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

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