Thursday 4 January 2018

Top 10 Must-Haves for Your Indoor Cats in 2018

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Top 10 Must-Haves for Indoor Cats

10 Must-Haves for Your Indoor Cat

Mum wants to tell you all about these must-have items that will help to keep your indoor cats safe and happy all year round. January can be a boring month for both indoors and outdoor cats, so here is Mum to give you some ideas of what to buy your feline friend this month to get them sorted for the whole year and beyond!


Athena has most of these but I've chosen a few items I am thinking of purchasing in the near future. Of course, it goes without saying that you will also need a litter tray or two, depending on how many cats you have so I won't be mentioning these items here.

Instead, these must-haves are also important as they will help keep your beloved feline happy, healthy and contented,

I work from home, so I am always keeping Athena company. If I didn't I would be off to rescue another cat to keep her company as well (though how she'd react I don't know as she's used to being an only kitty).

Anyway on to our Must-Haves list...

1. Cat Scratcher/Lounger

Athena absolutely loves her PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge and to my delight (and my mother's) it has stopped her scratching the sofa and wallpaper. If only I bought it ages ago! I like it so much that once we move to our new house I will get her another one.

Athena lounging on her PetFusion lounger/scratcher

2. Water Fountain

I don't actually have one of these for Athena as I'm never out of the house for long so there isn't a problem keeping her water fresh and always available (from a mug because that's what the goddess wants!) However, this would be great if you are out of the house for long hours or at work as you can ensure that plenty of fresh drinking water for your pet is available at all times of the day or night.
The Cat Mate Fresh Water Drinking Fountain for Cats and Small Dogs seems a great choice to buy!

3. Automatic Pet Feeder

Another must-have for cats who spend most days alone while owners are out at work is the Cat Mate C500 Automatic Pet Feeder with Digital Timer for Cats and Small Dogs As the name says, it's also suitable for small dogs and will serve meals at your pet’s normal meal times. All you need to do is program the digital timer to the required meal times.

4. Cat Shelf

Cats love to climb and these CatastrophiCreations Cat Mod Lounge Handcrafted Wall mounted Cat Tree Shelves, are so purrfect for your acrobat kitty as it gives her or him a superb outlet for their climbing needs. And this one has a cute little hammock for your kitty to take naps on.  

5. Cat Radiator Bed

As we know, cats really hate the cold so how about this cute Radiator Cat Bed for your little one? Athena has quite a few beds but she rarely uses them as she prefers my bed every time. I also have a special chair with a cushion made by my mum for her to sleep on right near the radiator in the living room. I'm pretty certain most cats would love the radiator bed though.

6. Cat Grass

Athena loves kitty grass and I love that I can purchase Vitakraft Cat Grass 120 g (Pack of 6) at a reasonable price! Cat grass is great for your cat's digestion as it adds roughage to the diet as well as helping to prevent hairballs in the stomach. It also adds essential vitamins and minerals to the cat's diet.

7. Cat Multilevel Cat tree

 Cats need to climb and scratch so this Cozy Pet Deluxe Multi Level Cat Tree Scratcher Activity Centre Scratching Post looks purrfect!  I don't actually own this particular tree. Athena's tree/scratching post in the main photo at the top of this post comes from Zooplus. She's posed on it many times for this blog!

8. Bozita Indoor and Sterilised Cat Food

This Indoor & Sterilised Bozita cat food from Sweden will provide your pet with vital vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, as well as taurine. This excellent high-quality wet cat food is available in different varieties and has been specially developed to suit your cat’s lifestyle. This one is for house cats, senior cats, and neutered cats and helps your indoor cat maintain her ideal weight and has 93 % meat content. Athena loves it! I like to purchase it from Zooplus but if you want to buy from Amazon click on the following link: 16 x 190g Indoor & Sterilised Feline Tetra Pak Saver Pack Bozita Wet Cat Food 

9. Interactive Cat Feeder

This Catch Interactive Cat Feeder looks like great fun for your kitty and will no doubt keep them entertained as it will give them the chance to act out their hunting instinct. NORTHMATE® Catch feeder also encourages your cat to eat more slowly. I'm thinking of buying this for my little huntress!

10. Exercise Wheel

A bit pricey maybe but I thought I'd include it here anyway because I believe it to be a fun product and if I could afford it (and if I had space) I would certainly consider it. However, the Cat in Motion in anthracite - Running wheel for cats would probably only impress Athena for a day or two as she does tire of most things quickly.I could do with something like this myself, but obviously, it's too small for a 5ft 7in human!

So that's ten must-haves for your indoor kitty that will help ensure that they get adequate exercise and keep the boredom from setting in. There are also many cat toys out there that I'm sure your little darling will appreciate.

Athena has loads of toys - from feather fishing rod types to all sorts of balls and catnip filled toys. The thing is, she gets bored easily (takes after me!) and in the end, all it takes to keep her happy and playful is a new box, paper bag, or any old ribbon that I might pull along the floor for her, mimicking prey which really thrills her. Oh, and she loves laundry/clothes pegs!

Anything you can add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!


Eastside Cats said...

Interesting list! We haven't had any luck with getting the cats to drink from a fountain, though.

Lone Star Cats said...

I want a cat shelf!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great list ! The scratcher looks terrific ! Purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

These are some great picks! Mudpie is contemplating a shopping spree as we speak ;)

pilch92 said...

Great list, I wish I could afford the wheel- and have the space for one. XO

Summer said...

Wait, there are some things on this list WE don't have! I need to get my human working on this!

Anonymous said...

I would add a tunnel! With 2 extra cats here at Christmas the tunnel was the most used thing in the house!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Me too!

Athena x

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Oh yeah, that's a good one. Athena doesn't have one though.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

I can think of a lot more, Summer :)

Athena x

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Hope Mum gets me another one :)

Athena x

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

I have my own drinking mug :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

What a great list! No matter how much we try, our kitties will always find their own favorites too (a box and the milk ring) ;)

Kitties Blue said...

We got one of those wheels for Christmas from our dad. It is mostly for 16 1/2 pound Cooper Murphy. But he is not well, so training will have to wait! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer