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    Updated on Aug 4, 2020. Posted on Jul 24, 2020

    26 Products From Amazon That Senior Cat Owners Swear By

    Your older cat treats you every day — treat them with these products that were practically (or literally) made for their season of life.

    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.

    1. An all-in-one grooming and calming cat station, for a safe and trustworthy space your older cat can go to brush and clean themselves stress-free.

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    Promising review: "My senior cat loves to lay here and my other cat loves the box it came in!" — Shirl C

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    2. Cosequin capsules – a go-to for senior cat-owners when it comes to putting a little pep back into their pet's step. These ultra-soft chews support joint health and comfort — a must for any older kitty.

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    Promising review: "I chopped them up and mixed them with wet food to give her an extra dose once a day on top of her Cosequin pill. Saw a significant difference in her activity! She is a 19-year-old kitty who has arthritis in her hips and sciatica in her spine. The vet gave me an expensive supplement that was essentially concentrated fish oil and vitamin E — it didn't make a big difference. [But there was a] noticeable difference within a week of starting Cosequin! Cheap and effective alternative to pet store supplements. Well worth every penny! Very affordable compared to alternatives." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. Raised and angled food and water bowls, so your kitty won't have to strain their neck to eat or drink.

    a cat eating out of the clear angled bowls
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a 17- (soon to be 18-) year-old indoor cat and he has some digestive issues due to his old age. He has been vomiting more frequently lately and I wanted to do whatever I could to make him more comfortable. I did WEEKS of research and decided on this bowl. I actually think he loves it already. He spent way more time at the food bowl than normal, so I think it was more comfortable for him. I would recommend it — it's sturdy, easy to clean, and super cute." — Adele Fan

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    4. A cat-shaped pillow that purrs, making it perfect for senior cats who may have just lost their loved one or who tend to get lonely.

    a cat snuggling with a purple cat-shaped stuffed toy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought one for each of my senior cats (18-year-olds) for Christmas. My male seems to love it as a pillow...he sleeps for hours at a time in the same position with his head resting comfortably on it." — Melanie M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A tent activity center, to make it easier for your older cat to stay entertained and active without straining their body (like when chasing a laser light or a handheld bungee toy).

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    Promising review: " I absolutely love this and so does my cat! He's pretty lazy when it comes to playtime, often laying on his back and swatting at stuff which is why I thought this would be perfect, and it is! He sleeps under it even. It is a little wobbly, but reasonably durable." —Allison Cramer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95

    6. Pet stairs that'll help your ol' gal climb onto your bed for snugs or onto your office chair...for more snugs. Or maybe just give her a boost so she can properly leer out of that one window for eight hours at a time.

    a tan two step set of stairs
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    Promising review: "These work well for my senior cat who is nearly 20 lbs. I would not go much over that weight for these. They are solid foam and will collapse (for example if I step on them they smush completely). They are about a step short if your pet is really arthritic, they will have to do a little jump at the top. I have a low profile bed and no box spring and it only comes up about halfway up the bed." — Nick the Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    7. An easily accessible litter box – it be one of the most important things to have for your senior cat. The steps will make it easy to climb into and its enclosed dome shape will give them every bit of privacy.

    a reviewers cat head first in the dome-shaped litter box
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    Promising review: "Never before has a single product from amazon improved my life more! Our old lady cat has difficulty squatting, and this is the fourth litter box we've tried to contain the spray from 'Princess Pee.' Kitty and Humans are both loving this new pee palace. The steps force her to fully enter the box to get to the litter, meaning we are no longer dealing with pee spraying out of the box." — cosmic_blaze

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. Hemp oils that are said to help relieve senior cat's anxieties and stresses (as well as joint pain and inflammation), making day to day life, and especially the stressful outings, a little easier.

    the bottle of hemp oil
    Amazon

    Promising review: "After talking with our vet, we have started giving this to our 14-year-old Maine Coon every other day for joints/arthritis. The vet approved this brand because it does not have THC, which is toxic to cats (we didn't know that!)" — Krista C

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    9. Scratching post cat steps to make it easy for older cats to access the bed, but will also act as a hiding place or even a tiny playground for a small family of cats.

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    Promising review: "I have been getting these stairs for years. We have three cats — two larger ones (over 18 lbs each) and one small-ish cat (about 9 lbs) and we will go through these stairs in about a years time. We have these at the foot of our bed, originally purchasing to help our senior Manx in accessing the bed when he got diabetic neuropathy in his hind legs (this causes loss of use). He's since recovered mostly from this, but still needs the extra help. The posts are thick cardboard and carpet with long screws that give great stability to the set up. They take a full year of three fat cats jumping and tearing them up before they are so shredded we have to replace them. For the price, I don't mind paying and the quality is great. My cats enjoy it and I enjoy them being able to get in bed when they would like." — Patricia Ferdig

    Get it from Amazon for $57.77.

    10. Hill's Science Diet's cat food, specifically formulated for cats ages 7+ years, that's raved about by senior cat owners. Your cat's comfort largely depends on their nutritional intake, and the omega fatty acids and prebiotics in this food are there to preserve their health long-term.

    the bag of cat food
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had gotten this for my sister for her cat. She has a male cat that is about 10-years-old. She said her cat loved this food! He normally only eats about three-quarters of his food a day and with this food he eats the whole bowl. He liked that the pieces are smaller and it seems easier for him to eat them. There isn't an strong smell to the food either like some other cat foods. Chicken is also the first ingredient which is great. Price wise I think this is just too expensive at $49 for a 15-pound bag and there are other comparable options for less of a price." — kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A cat recovery suit to, hopefully, replace the need for the cones your kitty gets after procedures to keep them from licking or biting themselves — the ones they hate and you hate to see them hate.

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    Promising review: "I have two of these for my very old cat. She had surgery last month and has a huge belly incision. [I] really love them and they work and fit beautifully. " — K.E.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    12. An orthopedic bed that'll help relieve your cat of any joint or muscular pain while they sleep – this one also offers a bit of a hiding place with its enveloping, "deep-dish" shape.

    a cat cuddled in the pink bed
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    Promising review: "This is the most amazing item I have ever purchased for any cat. My ten-year-old will hardly get out of it. It's known as 'The Pink Thing' and I have emailed photos of my white cat, Isaac, in The Pink Thing to all my friends and relatives. [While in it,] he barely looks up. It's like he's returned to the womb — eyes contentedly closed, kneading furiously, purring. Thank you, thank you, for an unexpectedly plush and wonderful place for my sweet animal to spend his days!!!" — P. Dean Robertson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.16+ (available in 2 sizes and 18 colors).

    13. A dome-shaped heated cat bed, the ultimate hideaway for your pet and a great way to keep them warm when they're having a hard time doing it themselves. The heat it generates can also relieve joint pain while they sleep.

    a green heated bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased this for my senior cat. Easy to put together. It said to allow it 20 minutes to heat up so I plugged it in and when I came back to check on it my cat was already curled up inside! It has plenty of room for him and he seems to like it." —Vadermode

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. A calming cat sling that'll allow your senior kitty to be as close to you as possible while en route to the vet (or even just feel more comfortable while you cut their nails).

    a cat sitting in the sling in a bed
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had a senior cat who really disliked carriers and she was sick, so I ordered it as a potentially less stressful way to take her to the vet. It was a huge hit. She was very calm instead of stressed and anxious. I won't go back to carriers ever again." — tudorrosie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A soft-bristle brushes to prevent scratching on senior cats' thinner skin – overall, they're also just more comfortable when it comes to the grooming that they can't do themselves.

    a green soft brush
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is perfect for anyone looking for a brush with very soft bristles. My cat is very, very old and extremely frail and boney. Other brushes seemed to be uncomfortable for her, but she seems to like this one quite a bit. It does not remove a lot of fur, but it does a good job of getting dandruff off of her back and smoothing out her fur." — Peekser

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    16. A tower circle track toy that'll allow older cats to have as much fun with bouncing and rolling balls as they did when they were younger, but without triggering arthritis.

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    Promising review: "Great cat toy—my 20 pound, 13-year-old Maine Coon who bats my size 13 shoes around when he feels like playing loves it! It has rubber feet on the bottom which keep it from going flying every time he touches it." — Chestertheamazoncustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35.

    17. Soft and stretchy denim print diapers, so when it becomes a necessity for older cats with incontinence, they can still look fabulous.

    a guide to the denim diapers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My cat that is approximately 18-20 years old. I brought her in when she was sheltering under my deck. She now has an incontinence problem. I have tried so many [diapers] before I saw these and read a review from another cat parent. They do not leak and she is walking more comfortably than with the others. She’s about 7 pounds now so it was hard to find a fit. She can now go anywhere she wants without a problem and can nap on the sofa without extra towels!" — Nancy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS–M).

    18. Night lights to help guide your kitty to their litter box or water in the middle of the night when they're having trouble seeing in the dark the way they used to.

    the night light
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We decided to keep our pet cats litter box in the laundry room, but since it's in the basement, it's often dark. I really didn't want to leave a light on 24/7 for them, so I looked for other options and came across this. This light exceeded my expectations. It works perfectly — going on when it's dark and off when the lights come on. It's bright enough to give the entire laundry room a soft light so the cats are no longer in the dark. Could not be happier with this purchase!" — SDMartin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.94.

    19. A Thundershirt to help calm your cat during bouts of anxiety or discomfort. If your older cat suffers from dementia or simply gets sad or worrisome when you leave or they hate storms, this comfortable garment can provide impressive relief.

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    Promising review: "Gus-Gus is the end of a long line of farm cats. Sadly, as she reaches her old age (14), she has developed kitty dementia and random bouts of extreme separation anxiety. Nothing helped this increasingly bizarre and frustrating behavior. All night long, the screaming. Kitty Valium just made her stoned and screamy. We were at our wits end. So, I got the Thundershirt...it was extremely easy to figure out how to get it on her. She started purring, and then drooling, which is what she does when she is happy. No more anxiety, no more screaming, no more sitting on your head and licking your face with disturbingly intense affection. Just..... Gus-Gus, the Thunder Cat." — S. Fiore

    Get it from Amazon for $33.40+ (available in sizes S–L).

    20. An automatic feeder that'll help keep your older cat on schedule, regardless of the changes that might come up in yours.

    the food dispenser
    Amazon

    This will be especially handy for feeding your older cat separately from your younger ones, or even your other animals in general.

    Promising review: "I researched automatic feeders for days and finally settled on this one. There are smart ones, connected ones, tall ones, short ones, etc. My main concerns were: multiple feed times per day, ability to set the amount per feeding, ability to dispense small and large kibble, locking food storage to keep out curious kitties and battery backup for peace of mind. This model does all of that! I purchased two of these — one for an older cat and one for two young cats." — Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    21. An automated laser light toy you can set to move slowly so your older cat can practice their agility and eyesight while getting a bit of low-impact exercise.

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    Promising review: "My 15-year-old cat has been waking me up for months on end at all hours of the morning...it's been a nightmare. So for Christmas, I decided to get her some fancy, automated toys that turn on by themselves and shut off after 10-15 minutes. That way, perhaps she won't be bored while I'm attempting to sleep. It totally worked! She may not run all over the house like a youngster, but it keeps her curious and engaged and I think it's helped her to feel more fulfilled during the wee hours. Every time it turns on, she leaves wherever she is to go interact with it. Even if it's just staring at it for 10 minutes. When she's especially frisky, or the 'nip has gotten to her, she's more animated with it. I keep it plugged into the wall, so there's no need for batteries. I aim it so it goes through her cat tunnel and she loves jumping into the openings after it. And I'm finally getting some sleep at night! Worth every penny. — Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    22. Waterless shampoo, a go-to for when you find your senior cat unable to reach to clean themsleves like they used to and could use a little assistance.

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    Promising review: "I bought this in combination with some grooming gloves for my senior cat. He no longer bathes himself and was getting pretty stinky with lots of matted hair. I was nervous about this product because he hates baths and strong smells. I can say that he absolutely loved his waterless bath and groom last night! I got so much hair and dirt out of him, and he smells so much better now. He seems happier, too! Would definitely recommend this product and will use again!" — Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

    23. A chamomile and lavender-infused calming collar to help your senior cat with everything from episodes of kitty dementia to mild separation anxiety.

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    Promising review: "The collar works wonders for my demanding, one eyed, senior rescue cat with separation issues that manifest in constant meowing, even if you’re within eyeshot of him but not touching him. Within a day, the collar helped him stop the demanding of constant touch for reassurance. I would definitely recommend this collar. If you’ve tried sprays, diffusers and everything else for behavioral issues, this is definitely worth a shot." — April

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. Wet food – according to many vets, it's the best type of food for your cat. Combine that with Hill's Science Diet's reputation and this formula specific for cats 11+ years of age, and you've found what could be the perfect food for your senior kitty.

    cans of food
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally something my fat old cat likes! My cat is 12 and got super fat munching dry food all day. Now she’s on a diet of mostly wet food. We tried other brands and she’d stand there and cry and not eat until we gave in and fed her dry food. This has been way better. We’ll see how the weight loss goes." — Kasey Nickel

    Get it from Amazon for $35.49 (available in two sizes).

    25. A natural immune support supplement designed to help boost your cat's immune system and improves joint and muscle health, keeping your senior cat cuddling for longer.

    a dropper of medicine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My 18-year-old cat has a metabolic disorder that the vet cannot diagnose. So, I am treating him as best as I know how without help from my vet. I have him on a couple of the other Pet Wellbeing herbal remedies and he is doing great!" — cat lady9

    Get it from Amazon for $43.95

    26. And an easily accessible litter box for your cat who is now seemingly disinterested in the one they've been using for years.

    the litter box
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    Promising review: "This is awesome. I have a 16-year-old cat and I could not figure out why she has using the restroom right outside the litter box. Her whole life, I never had an issue with this. I was talking to my mom about this and she reminded me that Kitty is getting old and with her arthritis may not be able to get into regular litter boxes anymore. I went online and found this and it was a miracle; she is now going in the litter box again." — Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99

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