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    30 Things You Should Check Out If Your Most Demanding Roommate Is Your Cat

    For your cat who knows what it wants.

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    1. 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
    Amazon

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $29.59 or Subscribe & Save for $28.11/month.

    2. A self-cleaning litter box to please the kitty in your life who absolutely, will NOT use their litter box if there is even a speck of, ahem, used litter inside.

    a cat using a self-cleaning litter box
    Petsmart

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely amazing! I seriously was so blown away that I thought it must be using some kind of magic. No odor at all. I have two for two cats and they use this litter box for at least three weeks before I have to change it — and even then, it's just because of the look of the litter, not the smell. Hardly any tracking or cleanup at all. Super easy cleanup. I got my dad to buy one for his cats and he loves it too. I really can't say enough good about this product. It's astounding how well it works and how much easier it made things." —Cracknell97

    Get it from Petsmart for $139.95 (originally $154.99).

    3. A wet food with broth, because picky eaters are picky. This food contains broth, which will cover your cat's food in tasty flavors so that they actually eat their meals. Consider this to be in the same vein as hiding vegetables in your kids' meals.

    a photo of cat food in broth in a can
    Petco

    This set contains three flavors: Tuna fillet in broth, tuna with shrimp in broth, and tuna fillet with seaweed in broth.

    Promising review: "My cat loves this! She's so picky about wet food (and has a poultry allergy to boot) so finding something that she both can and will eat is a pain! She loves plain canned tuna, but this seems to be just as good to her!" —MollyW

    Get a pack of 16 from PetCo for $27.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A set of string toys for your cat who seems absolutely unbothered by every single toy that you present them.

    three finger puppet toys on black strings
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "Any time I see a cat item/toy for sale on Nordstrom I buy it right away (because most pet items offered by Nordstrom are for dogs) and this is his favorite by far! Love that it can be loose toy or played with on a string (we just attach ours to a lightweight wooden dowel). And it’s great that three come in a pack! Definitely will be buying again!" —glowglossy

    Get a pack of three from Nordstrom for $9.99.

    6. An interactive toy that sporadically shoots out a feather from different holes in its side. It's basically like Whac-A-Mole for your cat — your cat will go wild over this.

    a cat starting at a white cat toy that has a feather sticking out of its side
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I adopted one kitten and she requires a lot of play. I love this toy because I can switch it on and she plays on her own. She enjoys the challenge of trying to catch the feather when it pokes out of the different openings on the toy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three colors).

    7. A calming spray, which is perfect for the rambunctious kitty in your life who needs a lesson in chill. This spray contains calming pheromones and catnip, so that your kitty can finally sit back and relax.

    the spray in a clear bottle with a green label, next to its packaging box
    ScientiaPet

    Get it from ScientiaPet for $29.99 (originally $34.99).

    8. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95 or Subscribe & Save for $29.66/month.

    10. A cat hut, because some cats refuse to sleep anywhere that doesn't feel like a small enclosure. This'll be a cozy bed for your cat, and a cute addition to your home decor.

    a cat bed in the shape of a unicorn with rainbow zebra stripes
    Petsmart

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my kitten and he loves it! The quality was better than expected and I love the mane and unicorns detail features. Also, ample sized which will allow for continued use as he grows." —Rae5366

    Get it from Petsmart for $14.97 (originally $24.99).

    11. A fluffy wall perch if your cat would prefer to lounge on top of your shelves instead of their bed.

    a cat lounging on a wall perch
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wasn’t sure how my picky cat would take to this hammock, but with her constantly annoyed by our dogs I thought it was worth a shot. It took a few times of us placing her in the hammock but it has quickly become her favorite spot to lounge, sleep, and watch what's going on in the house. It is sturdy, was easy to install, and worth the money." —Kimberly V.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.79.

    12. An automatic cat feeder for the feline in your life who seems to never stop meowing for food. This will ensure that your cat does not overeat, or undereat if you, by chance, forget that it's dinnertime for them.

    kibble dispensed onto a tray attacked to the automatic cat feeder
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The unit is very sleek and streamlined. Setup was really easy, just download the app and set your feeding schedule. I love the fact that I can control the unit remotely. I’m also impressed with how sturdy it is; my cats like to break into feeders so they can help themselves, but they cannot do it with this one!" —Irma Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    13. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    14. A round 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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got this for a feral cat who 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

    Get it from Amazon for $19.73.

    15. 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
    Amazon

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three styles).

    16. A jar of catnip buds so that your finicky cat can writhe around in the relaxation that comes with eating catnip. I have this catnip for my cats, and I find that since the catnip is still in its buds (as opposed to being ground), it stays fresher for longer.

    a mason jar full of catnip buds
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "This is the third time I have bought this brand of catnip and I think it is the absolute best one I have ever come across. Most other brands are almost completely pulverized and like dust. These buds keep their shape and size until they are bitten into. My cats definitely like this brand better than any other. A little more expensive but it lasts much longer." —3CoolCats

    Get it from Petsmart for $19.99.

    17. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    18. 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.

    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $5.83 or Subscribe & Save for $5.54/month.

    19. A double-duty litter deodorizer if, no matter what you do, your cat's litter box has a presence that just won't quit. This deodorizer will lock in unwanted scents that'll have you wondering if your cat even uses their litter box.

    the box of litter deodorizer next to a litter box
    amazon.com

    This comes in a pack of two boxes.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that you may think is nonessential. However, I've had cats for years and this really refreshes the cat litter. I clean the litter every single day, sometimes more than once a day, especially when I had two cats. This has the benefits of baking powder (which absorbs odors) plus a fresh scent. I know I like it and the cats certainly seem to." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.85.

    20. An interactive cat toy that will stimulate your bored cat's mind. To use this toy, place treats inside the slots, and close them. Then, watch your cat play to uncover the treats inside.

    a cat plating with an interactive cat toy
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Cat loves figuring it out and i like playing it with her." —Weilly

    Get it from PetSmart for $16.99 (originally $24.99).

    21. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. An electronic odor eliminator, since, sometimes, the scents your cats make can almost be as demanding as they are. Use this deodorizer anywhere your cat's scent seems to be most prominent.

    an odor elminator hung over a litter box
    Target

    Promising review: "This little thing is so effective! I'm very impressed with it. I have four cats and sift the litter boxes twice a day but the room was still getting a little funky — this has totally neutralized any odors. The sensor works great on it and the scent is not too overpowering. It's also pretty much silent so it doesn't scare the cats while they're in the boxes at all!" —targetfan69420

    Get it from Target for $62.99.

    23. A calming diffuser for cats that will surely ease any tension that yours may be experiencing.

    a relaxed cat sitting next to a cat diffuser
    Alpha Paw

    Promising review: "This diffuser is great. It helped my cat calm down a lot, and helped stop her from pulling out her fur in chunks. It doesn't have a smell that I can notice. Great item." —Barbra

    Get it from Alpha Paw for $29 (originally $59.99).

    24. A Zesty Paws wild Alaskan salmon oil to please 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.

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 or Subscribe & Save for $13.47/month.

    25. A window hammock, so that you can provide 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
    Amazon

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A hairball relief treat, because some cats, no matter how often you brush them, need a bit of help to suppress hairballs. Consider purchasing this for your long-haired kitty who seems to produce hairballs at lightning speed.

    a bag of greenies hairball control treats
    Chewy

    Promising review: "My cat is a bit picky with food or treats in general, so I was very excited about his reaction to these. He loves them! Now he gets excited every time he hears a crinkling bag since he thinks he’s getting one of these treats. And I like that they are small too." —Treats

    Get it from Chewy for $4.99.

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We foster kittens and their moms. It did its job. This has worked on two of our three families of kittens. The kittens could focus on this and play. Even the moms liked it initially." —Spud's Place

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A package of wild-caught salmon cat treats so that your kitty with a sensitive belly can enjoy treats that are both delicious and great for their digestive tract, too.

    a bag of salmon cat treats next to a vacuum-sealed package of salmon treats
    Ava's Pet Palace

    Ava's Pet Palace is a small business that was founded by Ava when she was only 8 years old!

    Get a bag from Ava's Pet Palace for $9.

    29. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $30.66.

    30. And a mug that is not for your cat, per se, but rather for you. Whenever you ask yourself the question, Why is my cat so demanding? just look at this ceramic vessel for your answer: because cats do what they want.

    a white mug that says "I do what I want" with a drawing of a cat wearing sunglasses
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loved this cup!!! Until I made a joke about my cat breaking it, which he did literally hours later. My fault for leaving a sip of milk in it on the table. My cat knew what was going on and decided to teach me a lesson. He literally does what he wants. Very cute mug though." —Jessica Elder

    Get it from Amazon for $12.85.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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