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    Just 25 Things Under $20 From Amazon That Cat Owners Say Are Incredibly Useful

    A self-warming bed? A window hammock? For under $20? That's paw-some.

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    1. A pair of pet grooming gloves, because we know how some cats get with brushes. These gloves mimic regular touch so your cat will be none the wiser. Unless, of course, they hate being pet. Aren't cats the best?

    Person is holding hand out with blue grooming glove full of hair on it while a cat sniffs it
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    Promising review: "I have two cats, tried a shedder brush but they hate it and hide the second I take it out, so I was looking for other options and saw these gloves. They turned out to be a life-changer! To my surprise cats absolutely love it! They even purr and roll around to make sure I didn't miss a spot. The layer of fur is easy to peel off from the glove and the more you collect the easier it gets. Now I am able to bru­sh my cats every oth­er day, since they enjoy it so much, which means less fur on my clothes and everywh­ere else. Very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to cat owners!" —Yana

    Price: $16.99

    2. A self-warming pet bed that your cat will probably sleep in 24/7. I have one of these for our cats and it's been claimed by the oldest. They just love the warmth!

    Two cats sleeping on their own self-warming mats
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    Promising review: "As soon as I put these down, my cats got on and haven't moved. I ordered this based on reviews. I didn't want a pad that made a noise which is a plus. I put my hand underneath one cat and it feels warm!" —Ekitty

    Price: $10.99 (available in two colors)

    3. A package of litter box liners made from heavy-duty plastic so you don't have to worry about the bag tearing and used litter falling everywhere. My worst nightmare, honestly.

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    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! I wish I’d discovered these sooner; it would have saved me several unpleasant litter box cleaning. It’s very sturdy and thick enough to withstand my cat’s feverish scratching and burying." —Gabriela

    Price: $2.82

    4. A UV black light flashlight to detect any hidden accidents your cat may have caused. Is there anything worse than smelling cat pee and not finding the source? Not anymore!

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    Promising review: "OMG this is disgusting!!! I hope this isn't all just cat pee that shows up cause there is a lot! I bought this because I thought my cat was peeing in one room and couldn't find the exact spot so I bought this. Found the spot and more. Would recommend." —Momof3boys

    Price: $12.99

    5. A set of silicone pet food can covers that will keep their food fresh while your fur baby waits (impatiently) for their next meal. "I know you just fed me, but I'm actually starving again soo..." —your cat (and my cat, Norman).

    Two cat food cans with silicone lids on top
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    Promising review: "These can lids are really great. I love them because the silicone is easy to clean and doesn't hold bacteria. Plus they have the hanger tab, I like that because I put the tab over a post in the dishwasher and they don't fly around when the dishwasher runs. Having them come in a two-pack is nice too, I can have two flavors of food open at a time. The three different size options actually DO fit the different can sizes. Even if the can has a dent, the flexibility of the silicone adapts to the dent." —Melinda L. Halicki

    Price: $6.99 (available in six colors)

    6. A cat hammock with suction cups so you can install it on any window (preferably the one with the prettiest view) so your kitty can bask in the sun rays in their own little space. Oh to be a cat lounging in the sun.

    Two cats lounging on their own window hammocks
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    Promising review: "This is perfect for our situation. We needed something sturdy that could easily be placed, moved, replaced, and not lose its integrity or leave any marks/wear behind. After receiving and placing the item, I saw how sturdy the general frame, hammock, and suction cups were. This was clearly designed by someone who has cats as well. The wire that attaches it to the window is sturdy and thick. It seems like it will stand the test of time against my cats' teeth. I feel comfortable with this window seat, and I’m very happy with my purchase." —The Cat Mom

    Price: $19.99

    7. A water additive that will help clean your cat's teeth by removing plaque, tartar, and even minimize their stinky breath. It's 100% toxic-free, odorless, and tasteless so you don't have to worry about your cats even noticing it.

    Cat drinking out of the treated water
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    Promising review: "Oxyfrrsh Pet Oral Hygiene product is working well for my Chessy girl cat. She has dental issues which cause her to have bad breath This Oxyfresh has improved her breath and she doesn't even know it is in the water because there is no odor or discoloration of the water!" —Lenore A. Smith

    Price: $15.45

    8. A plastic container to store your cat's food so they'll continue to have fresh dry food as long as it lasts! Who doesn't want fresh food?

    Storage containers with cat food stacked on top of each other
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    Promising review: "I love these storage containers! I have two 11-quart containers to store cat food. They are airtight and keep the food fresh." —JudyM

    Price: $17.19

    9. A container of 100% natural catnip because even the grumpiest cat deserves a few moments of fun, right?

    A cat licking catnip off the floor
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    Promising review: "My cats love this stuff and it smells and looks fresh. I squeeze a pinch onto a rug and they love to lick it, sniff it, roll around in it, and generally have a good time. I then use a vacuum to clean up the debris and all is well. This stuff can definitely bring new life to old playthings. I'm moderate with my usage and have four cats, and the last container lasted me at least three months." —Kort

    Price: $9.97

    10. A pack of four robotic fish toys to ignite your feline's hunting instincts. You can add them to the bathtub or a small bin so they can get to fishing. They also have LED lights to attract their attention even more. All-in-all, the perfect cat toy.

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    Promising review: "The fish floats just below the surface of the water with the rubber tail sticking out just enough for the kitties to actually fish it out- which they love! The tail changes speed/tempo every few seconds, allowing it to naturally swim in different directions and make ripples, truly mimicking a real fish. That gives it a realistic touch that I think keeps the cats interested because if it just flapped around in a circle, it would be annoying. The lasers blink, and are cute too." —Noelle Taylor

    Price: $15.99

    11. A large cat door so Jennifurr Lopez can walk in and out of a room with ease like the queen they are.

    A cat staring at another cat through a cat door
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    Promising review: "We put this up on the door between the upstairs and our basement as our litter boxes are down there. I like having this way better than always having to leave the door cracked. The basements cold air was always drifting up so it helped a lot in that sense." —Bree

    Price: $17.35

    12. A stain-and-odor eliminating spray to keep the house clean from any unwanted accidents. Life happens, but at least you'll be prepared for it. Sir Wigglesworth has no mercy.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is borderline magical. My roommate's cat has had some issues peeing on our carpet and it stunk up the house. We did two treatments with Nature's Miracle and the smell has dissipated. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is dealing with cleaning up cat urine. Nothing beats this stuff." —Lindsay Furtak

    Price: $13.99

    13. A cat litter mat, because honestly aren't we tired of having to sweep up litter that they tracked outside of the box? We're better than that.

    A fluffy cat laying on a cat litter mat
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    Promising review: "Apparently this litter mat doubles as a comfy bed. Going from no litter mat in for this box to using this new mat there is a noticeable decrease in litter strewn across the floor, which is what I wanted. The cats certainly don't mind the texture so they have no problems with it either." —Kelliar

    Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)

    14. A pair of nail clippers with a safety guard so you don't have to worry about overcutting your kitten's nails.

    The light blue nail clippers
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    Promising review: "There is zero pressure when trimming nails. They glide so well and they even feel great in your hands. I use these to trim the nails of my 13-lb cat. Smooth and versatile." —Bianca Warrenfeltz

    Price: $19.95

    15. A Litter Genie that will be your next best friend. This litter disposal system locks away stinky litter and you never have to worry about smelling it again. Just scoop the poop, open the lid and drop the clumps, and pull the handle to lock it in.

    A litter genie next to a litter box
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    Promising review: "I love the convenience of the Litter Genie. It makes digging through the treasure box a quick and painless chore." —A Smart Shopper

    Price: $19.99

    16. A joint health supplement so your best friend can live a long, healthy life free of joint pain. We just want the best for P. Kitty.

    An orange cat sitting next to joint supplements
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    Promising review: "We saw a difference within two weeks which our vet told us was much sooner than usual. We give her one capsule a day, sprinkled and mixed in with her canned wet food. Cracker has gotten her spunkiness back and has actually been even more playful than before (like when she was 2 or 3) - you can tell she feels good! And that's why I'll keep using the Cosequin!" —Morticia VonSchvonschtooker

    Price: $17.99

    17. A self-groomer you can attach to the wall for your cat to groom themselves comfortably whenever they please. Do they make these for humans?

    Two cats using two self groomers attached to the wall
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    Promising review: "My two cats love rubbing up against the corners of walls and this product is perfect for sensory and grooming fix!" —Francesca

    Price: $10.99 (available in two colors)

    18. A litter box odor destroyer, because let's face it — sometimes these litter boxes are just dank.

    A cat looking at a bottle of litter box odor destroyer
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    Promising review: "This has been great! In my small apartment with three cats, it has always been my goal to completely eliminate the smell of litter so that when a guest walks into my home, they don't know we have cats. Well with the help of this Nature's Miracle deodorizer, not one person has EVER noticed, mentioned, or complained about a cat-smelling home. Even when we leave for a couple of days, our home is still odor-free. I swear by it!" —Mallory JM

    Price: $8.99

    19. A cardboard cat scratcher so your feline buddy has a place to relieve stress, get healthy claws, and maybe even save your furniture! RIP that old recliner.

    An orange cat sitting on top of a cardboard cat scratcher
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    Promising review: "They love the shape of this item and they actually will fall asleep on it and if I put it in front of the birds they will sit there and watch it. So technically this doubles as a scratching post and a birdwatching post. It has kept the cat from scratching up anything important in my house." —Amanda S.

    Price: $10.49 (available in four styles)

    20. A pet dander reducing spray for those people who are ridiculous cat lovers but also have some allergies to them, like my fiancé. He'll snuggle Norman all night, even if it makes him sneeze. It's also amazing for your cat's dry skin and will provide much needed relief from their dandruff issues.

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    Promising review: "My cat LOVES this spray. When I grab the bottle and his brush he runs up to me and follows me with ALMOST the same excitement as when I tap a can of wet food. He now loves being brushed, and his dandruff has significantly improved within only a few uses. Sometimes I forget to use this product for a week or so and his dry skin comes back, but improves almost immediately." —Amazon customer

    Price: $6.49

    21. A tube of hairball relief that will relieve constipation, dry cough, and even the occasional vomiting associated with hairballs. No more hairballs coming out of you, Picatso!

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    Promising review: "So far so good, no puke since using it. It's easy to apply. Smear it on your cat's front paws. They will lick it all off because cats will always cat. And that includes cleaning themselves. Try to vary your routine though if your cat gets a little anxious about it. They are smart. Once they see you coming, you'll have no hope. You CAN live cat vomit free. You really can." —Tricia

    Price: $11.36

    22. An auto feeder for those times you have to go on a trip and are worried about your cat getting fed properly.

    Three cats eating food next to two auto feeders
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    Promising review: "This is a perfectly designed cat feeder. Inexpensive, food slides down nicely, nothing to cause a log jam. This feeder is used outdoors for a small feral cat colony along with another one. Easy to load, easy to clean, stands up to the elements. Perfect." —RickyZ

    Price: $7.79

    23. A pack of calming chews that use the natural power of Colostrum, L-Theatine, and Thiamine to ease their nervousness. Now I need one for my anxiety and we'll be golden.

    A cat sleeping on the carpet of a house
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    Promising review: "I just got a new kitty and he's been really stressed out with this change. He was living in an abandoned house, fending for himself and we rescued him! These chews help calm him down quite a bit. So glad we got these!! Thank you! You saved us all!" —Jayme

    Price: $9.99

    24. A litter attractant to get your cats to actually use the litter box. I bought this when Norman was a little kitten and it worked wonders!

    A container of litter attractant in a litter box
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    Promising review: "I was skeptical but willing to give it a try. I sprinkled a good amount in each of her boxes and she jumped in and used one of them immediately. For awhile she used every box but now, two months later, she is only using the box that I placed where she was previously using the carpet. Not one accident since I started adding this to her litter boxes and I was thrilled to find it so much cheaper on Amazon than PetSmart." —StephanieC

    Price: $12.99

    25. A cat scratcher you can hang on a doorknob so your cat can stretch their little limbs up like you know they love to do. It mimics tree bark ~and~ has catnip infused into it. Does it get any more purrfect?

    A cardboard cat scratcher handing on a bedroom doorknob
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    Promising review: "My cat lovessss these! He uses them until he can no longer scratch on them, and then we recycle it and purchase a new one. My cat loves these so much, and they help prevent him from scratching on our furniture. Therefore, we keep multiple around our apartment." —Vcgrrl

    Price: $4.99

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