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    17 Products Your Cat Needs, Other Than A Cardboard Box

    Because you love your cat and your cat loves you.

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    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.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to recommend some of the best things they've ever bought their cat. Here are the results:

    1. If you love watching your cat chase things around the room like a weirdo, there's this interactive laser cat toy that points in random patterns and keeps your cat on their toes.

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    "Hands down, the FroliCat Bolt laser toy. It's basically an automated laser pointer that randomly shoots the Infamous Red Dot in various patterns around the floor. When we're too tired to play with them, we turn it on and our cats go mad for it... Our cats still haven't figured out that it isn't us playing with them and it's hilarious to see them wiggle after the dot on the floor!" — Kim Hawko, Facebook

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.19.

    2. This infinity scratcher is a combo cat scratcher and nap spot — and it has the added bonus of looking frickin' cool, too.

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    "Of all the things I have ever bought my cat to play with or sleep on, the PetFusion Infinity Scratcher is the only thing we consistently uses on a daily basis. He sits on it every morning while I get ready for work, sleeps on it, and uses it as a scratching post when he wants to destroy things. He is currently on his third one in four years. This thing is totally worth the money and bonus — way better looking than a regular scratching post." — paige1023

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $73.99+ (available in three colours).

    3. If you don't want to shell out a lot of cash for your cat's toy, the Cat Dancer is great for hours of old-fashioned fun on the cheap.

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    "The Cat Dancer. It's a long piece of wire with some cardboard bits attached. It's under $4 from most places, and it's my cat's favourite toy. She will even play with it by herself. Everybody knows that cats prefer simple cheap toys to expensive ones. When I saw it online I thought I would give it a try. Low and behold, the simple and cheap principle rang true." — Lauren Nus, Facebook

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $3.99.

    4. This "Did You Feed The Cat?" sign, so your cat can't trick you and your roommates into thinking nobody's fed them all day. We're onto your tricks, kitty!

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    "My cat will meow SO LOUDLY at me, and if I didn't know better I'd swear he hadn't been fed... Except that my boyfriend just fed him. But just to make sure we don't double-feed him, these little sliders help us keep track of when our little fuzzball was fed last. It's great." — Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.53.

    5. You can also try out these simple and addictive Looney Loops, which don't cost much but will totally enthrall your feline friend.

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    "I've bought my cat toys, tents, tunnels, etc. and his favorite things are called 'Looney Loops.' They are cheap plastic spirals that he throws, chases, sleeps with..." — Kirsten J. Hansen, Facebook

    Get a pack of three on Amazon Canada for $4.26 (as an add-on item).

    6. If your cat has a smelly situation, the Litter Genie traps their litter in an odour-proof container, so you don't have to worry about it. It's great for small living spaces!

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    "Litter Genie!! Just as the name sounds, it works just like a diaper genie and seals all the poo and pee in a pail. Love it!" — Munchkin0124

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.15.

    7. Keep your cats hydrated in style with this flower fountain. Most cats prefer to drink from moving water (as opposed to water sitting in a bowl), so they'll be encouraged to drink more and avoid dehydration.

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    "My four cats would scream multiple times per day at me to turn on the sink faucet. They would never drink from their water dish either. Ever since we got this fountain they don’t ask for sink water anymore! The fountain keeps the water cold and filtered. It's totally silent. And you only have to refill it once every four days. Not to mention it's super cute to see your cat drinking from the flower at the top." — johannaf40d62d0f7

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99 (available in two colours).

    8. To keep your furniture out of the war zone, there's the Ultimate Scratching Post. It'll help them stretch out, and it's made from strong material that they can scratch over and over again.

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    "Ultimate Scratching Post — my cat LOVES to scratch on it and stays completely away from my furniture. The material is very durable, my cat’s nails stay healthy, and it’s tall enough for your cat to stretch on while they scratch. It’s worth every cent!!" — emjovial

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $93.18.

    9. If you need an adaptable carrier, this rolling backpack pet carrier contains multitudes — you can roll it while holding onto a handle, or wear the straps over your shoulders. And it has enough space inside for your kitty to be comfortable!

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    (It's good for small dogs, too.)

    "Literally just bought him a carrier that can go from backpack to rolly bag, from duffel to regular handle bag. It’s great and he loves it. It’s so hard finding a carrier for a cat that’s almost 20 pounds and is spacious enough for them." — ActorAnon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $73.80+ (available in five colours).

    10. If you're into versatility, the Purrfect Arch is a nap spot, a self-groomer, and a massager. Soon your cat won't want to leave it alone!

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    "I bought it on a whim after I saw the infomercial on TV. My cats love it so much I bought another one shortly after so they could each have one for themselves." — marisaelyse13

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $40.99.

    11. This domed litter box that features an interior walkway to clean litter off their paws (so they don't track it all over the house). The covered top prevents them from accidentally doing their business outside the box, too.

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    "We purchased the Booda litter box when it became clear a regular litter box wasn’t big enough for our guy. Best litter box in the world! It’s covered, has a filter and no more accidental over sprays!" — amandamariel2

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $53.81+ (available in three colours).

    12. The Thundershirt is meant to reduce a cat's anxiety, and will help give you a break if your cat gets upset when you're not holding them.

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    "The minute it was available for cats, I bought each of them a Thundershirt. My most anxious cat didn’t dig it, but it worked like a charm. The three hour move from hellacious Austin to Dallas and I never heard a peep from either. Perfect for trips to the vet or any relocation." — karenelizabethe

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.

    13. If you love playing with your cat, but also sometimes need them to entertain themselves, there's this robotic cat toy, which they won't be able to get enough of.

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    "Bought one for my cat and all my friends' cats. They all LOVE it." — emilyh117

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    14. The PetSafe Ssscat is a cat control spray system to gently remind your kitties that certain areas may be off limits — like the kitchen counter, the dinner table, or anywhere you need them to stay away from.

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    "Sssscat — motion sensor canned air from Amazon. Our cat scratches under our bed, so we often shut her out of the bedroom at night. Naturally, she then scratches and meows at the door all damn night. After a few nights, we didn't even have to turn the can on anymore. Best money we ever spent!" — Kelseyykb

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $62.44, and get replacement cans for $20.

    15. This window-mounted cat bed will allow your kitty to truly bask in the sun's rays the way they've always wanted.

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    "My cats love it, and it stays firmly attached! It’s also great for me because as a renter, I’d rather not drill holes around a windowsill for a different type of mounted window seat." — elizabethdeb

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    16. This adorable beaver catnip toy, which your cat will be obsessed with — but it'll stand up to all their pawing and clawing.

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    "[My cat is] also on his third Kong toy (he’s 17 years old). They last for years and he loves them." — angiew426d6677a

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.99.

    17. And, of course, every cat deserves a good multi-level cat tree, because sometimes cats just want to be tall, okay???

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    "One of the best things I ever invested in were two good, sturdy cat trees. I’ve gotten a couple Armarkat cat trees and they LOVE them." — RCIAG

    Get a six-foot tree from Amazon Canada for $204.48.

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