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    28 Problem-Solving Products For Your Cat's Most Annoying Habits

    Because we *love* our kitties...but sometimes they drive us absolutely nuts.

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    1. A double-layered litter mat with a honeycomb design that catches and traps litter so it doesn't scatter across your floor. You can then press in on the sides to open up the mat and dump the trapped litter back into your litter box, or slide it into the trash can, whichever you prefer!

    2. A motion-activated spray deterrent for cats who just LOVEEE to scratch your bedroom door at night or yank on the door handle (truly the loudest, most annoying sound ever). When it detects their presence within 3 feet, it'll release a harmless spray to scare them off and (hopefully) teach them to avoid the area.

    The photos show a SSSCat spray deterrent set up in front of a door and a cat encountering it and jumping in fear

    3. Feliway calming spray designed to address multiple common cat problems, from scratching on furniture to peeing on the bed. Oftentimes, this behavior can be a stress reaction to their environment, so the calming pheromones can put them at ease and put an end to the damaging habit.

    A person's hand holding the Feliway Classic spray and a cat sniffing it

    4. A purring cat toy for anxious kitties who cry loudly and frequently. Designed for cats who struggle with separation anxiety, this soothing touch-activated toy emits a familiar purr that'll make it your baby's new favorite nap buddy.

    5. A pair of professional nail clippers because trimming those claws will help immensely if they're tearing up every bit of furniture in your home. It can also help if you have two cats who like to play a little too roughly and prevent them from accidentally hurting each other.

    6. A wall-mounted scratching post for cats who like scratching on vertical surfaces (like your couch!). The nice thing about this wall-mounted post is that 1. it takes up way less space than a standard scratching post and 2. it's not an eyesore.

    Cat scratching the oval wall-mounted sisal post

    7. A set of transparent couch protectors when absolutely nothing else will distract them from the grand appeal of ripping your sofa to shreds. You get 10 large self-adhesive pieces to apply around the spots they target the most, and eventually your kitty will learn they have to scratch elsewhere.

    8. A ChomChom pet hair roller for pets who love to sprawl out on your furniture and leave a thick layer of hair behind. The ChomChom roller doesn't mess with sticky tapes or paper; instead, you get a reusable brush that grabs up every bit of hair and lint as you clean — just empty it out after, and you're good to go again!

    9. An automatic water fountain so your cat stops trying to drink out of the kitchen faucet. Cats prefer to drink from running water, and this fountain maintains a steady stream that should actually encourage them to drink more water, a healthy habit that can help with kidney issues down the road.

    10. And an automatic cat feeder because those early morning wake-up calls from your cat letting you know it's TIME TO EAT are plain exhausting. You just program this feeder to dispense a certain amount of food up to four times a day, and it'll make sure your cat gets fed at that time.

    11. Or a set of ceramic food bowls and a matching stand if your cat, without FAIL, spills food everywhere at dinner time or straight-up knocks over their bowl. This stand has an anti-slip grip and holds the bowls tight so there's no moving around, and the elevation actually makes it easier on your cat to eat, as they don't have to kneel down as far.

    12. An organic cat grass growing kit for fur babies who love to taste-test your indoor plants (some of which can be toxic!) or who struggle with hairballs. Give them a taste of the outdoors with this cat-safe, fiber-rich grass, which includes a healthy mix of wheat grass, oat, barley, and rye and helps digestion.

    13. A UV black-light flashlight that, uh, may give you some very gross info about where your cat has been having accidents. There's nothing worse than detecting the vague smell of cat pee and not knowing where it's coming from.

    14. And an odor-eliminating spray you should have on hand for when you locate that latest carpet accident. Not only does it lift away stains; it also releases enzymes that break down the deep and persistent odors left behind.

    A bottle of the spray being used on carpet

    15. A pair of food storage containers for particularly smart kitties (like mine) who will tear open their food bags if left out. These airtight bins keep your cat's food fresh for longer and also make it easy to reach in and scoop out the amount you need.

    16. For outdoor cats who like to spend their days rolling around in dirt, a waterless dry shampoo to clean their fur while also saving both of you the trauma of giving them a bath.

    a multi-colored persian cat with a clean coat

    17. A robotic cat toy so you can actually get through a Zoom meeting without your cat crying and begging for you to play with them. Thankfully, this rechargeable smart toy will keep them plenty entertained, with erratic movements and various accessories you can swap out to see which one your cat likes best.

    18. Grooming gloves for cats who shed huge wads of hair every time you go to pet them — at least now, your petting sessions can double as grooming time, and you can prevent some of that excess hair from ending up on your furniture. Plus, many cats really enjoy how this glove feels.

    The grooming gloves with cat fur on them, and a big wad of fur to the side that came off

    19. Matatabi cat chew sticks as an alternative for cats who don't respond to catnip! Just rub some of the bark off the stick to release the natural, cat-safe oils, then give it to your fur babe for the perfect distraction so you can go about your day.

    A cat chewing on a Matatabi stick

    20. And speaking of chewers, a cord protector to end your cat's cable-chewing days for good. It can also double as a cable organizer if you have multiple in one area to conceal.

    A cord protector over cables

    21. A calming spray designed to help tense, aggressive cats chill the heck out. Whether they're attacking other cats in the household or flip out when it's time to go to the vet, this calming formula can give them a little bit of zen and make your life easier.

    A cat belly up sleeping on a cat bed

    22. An all-natural litter attractant to help with litter box training *or* to remind older cats that the carpet isn't where they're supposed to go.

    The bottle of litter attractant sitting in a litter box

    23. Heavy-duty litter box liners capable of withstanding your cat's feverish scratching while in the litter box.

    On the left, a litter box with a liner installed, and on the right, the liner with the drawstring tied and ready to take out

    24. A cat digger interactive toy made to slow down your cat's eating so they don't just throw up all of the food after! This tubular cat puzzle is designed to give them mental stimulation and let them work for it while having fun.

    A cat playing with an interactive toy

    25. A feeding mat that does the job of keeping your cat's eating area clean while also looking cute and trendy. It's made of a waterproof silicone material to prevent sliding and make it super easy to clean.

    A green, yellow, and light pink geometric feeding mat with a bowl of cat food being set on top of it

    26. A cat door you can install in a sliding glass door or window to stop your cat from constantly begging to go outside...and then begging to come back in 10 minutes later.

    The pet door is installed on a window

    27. A multi-level cat tree to give your cat something else to climb on besides your counters and curtains. It also has scratching posts throughout, offering another place they can use their claws (besides your furniture).

    28. Finally, a self-grooming cat toy for the kitty who just loves you SO much, they can't get enough of your neck and cheek scratches. OK yes, this is definitely the *least* annoying habit on this list, but at least when you're not around, they'll have somewhere they can go for that sweet relief.

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