This article is our round-up of the ‘Top 10’ best cat products in which we give you the lowdown on the very best cat products we've tried and tested. And, as you'll see from some of the videos below, we research all the cool stuff for cats that you can buy. Then we test it with our cats to pick the things that are the 'must have cat items'.
We’ve scoured hundreds of the best things for cats, cat stuff that cat owners and their cats really love, and then we've compiled only the very best into our ‘Top 10’ cat supplies list. (Actually, you'll see we've expanded this to the 20 best cat items so that we could cover all the cool cat accessories we've researched and tested!)
So, this is the definitive list of the best cat products and cat accessories. Any one of these cat products would make great gifts for cat lovers, or just to scratch that cat itch for yourself and your kitty when you're looking at cat things to buy.
All our picks are tested by us and everything is vetted by our cat lovers community, so you’ll be safe in the knowledge that if you buy any of these you will be getting a cat product that is the best of its kind.
The Best Cat Products - Our Top Pick
If we had to suggest just one 'must have' cat item for every cat owner, then it would be this, the Petfusion Cat Scratcher Lounge.
Read the review and watch our video below to see why we and our cats rate this cat scratcher as our number one thing to buy your cat!
1. Best Cat Scratcher - PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounger
This curved cardboard combined cat scratcher and lounger has consistently topped the bestseller list on Amazon. Just click here to see.
Is it the fact that it’s a smart and modern looking piece of furniture that will look good in any home? Or is it simply that every cat loves it and it quickly becomes their de facto sleeping place? Whatever it is, we know it’s a winner!
Reversible for twice the use and made of eco-friendly, recycled corrugated cardboard and with curves that make for easier scratching and a more comfortable place to rest and play.
It’s even large enough to hold multiple or larger cats and provide generous scratching space.
This luxury cat item is our top pick because it nails two functions perfectly. Firstly, it's a brilliant scratcher for your cat because it's long lasting and robust. And, secondly, it's a great cat bed and even a hiding place for your kitty. Trust us, they'll love it.
You can read more about the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge in our stand alone test and review.
2. Best Outdoor Cat House - Kitty Tube Insulated Outdoor Cat House
Worried about your cats when they’re outside?
Caring for feral kitties?
Or just looking for a place for your cats to hole up when they want to stay in the fresh air?
Well, this is the definitive outdoor cat house.
The Kitty Tube provides an economical, safe, and secure home for up to 3 cats. The Tube includes a custom, machine washable pet bed on top of the fully insulated floor.
As well as the floor, the walls and roof are all insulated with a high quality, high warmth rated insulation so that The Kitty Tube will stay cool in the summer, and is ultra warm in the winter.
The ‘must-have’ outdoor shelter for your cat.
To see why we rate the Kitty Tube so highly, read our full and detailed review of the Kitty Tube here.
3. Best Cat Cave - Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed
Want to spoil your kitty or do you have a cat who loves to snuggle up inside a cosy little cat cave?
Whether it’s a necessity or a little luxury for your kitty, this is the pick of the crop when it comes to cat caves.
If you have a cat (or cats) that will climb inside and hide in any bag, box, cupboard or whatever (!), or if you have a kitty that does the tail wiggle and nose under snuggling up under any available rug or blanket, then they are going to adore you if you pick up one of these.
This is the ultimate cat cave made by hand by artisan workers in Nepal using 100% New Zealand Merino wool, which is turned into a dense and cosy fabric using a wet-felting technique.
This process makes a completely unique and innovative safe sleeping spot for your cat.
Super soft and supple, the Meowfia cat cave is breathable for year-round comfort that will ensure your kitty keeps cool in the heat of summer and all snug, cosy and warm in the depths of chilly winter.
Plenty big enough for even the largest cat, you’ll often find two squeezing in for the snuggest night’s sleep or a dreamy cat nap!
You can read more about this best in class cat cave in our stand alone test and review.
4. Best Cat Window Perch - K&H EZ Mount Penthouse Kitty Sill
Let’s deal with the safety issue right off the bat.
The manufacturers of any cat window perch know very well that no cat lover is going to want to risk the safety of their kitty in a cat perch that might fall off the window. Clearly they have gone to the greatest lengths to make their cat window seat safe for cats to use.
That said, be sensible. Don’t fix your cat window perch too high, test it for security and check on any suction cups every month or so.
With that out of the way, let’s see why we love the K&H EZ Mount Penthouse as the best cat window perch money can buy.
Well, it’s simply brilliant.
Firstly, it has a stellar reputation for that aforesaid safety and the percentage of cats that love it is very high.
We all know the cats who turn up their noses at the cat accessories we buy for them but this cat window seat doesn’t seem to suffer from that with most kitties.
Unlike many of its competitors, this cat perch is an enclosed design that gives your cat the best of both worlds - a clear and uninterrupted view of the outside through the mesh openings whilst offering a more safe and secure spot to snuggle down.
The built in ledge makes entry and exit a breeze and the microfleece lining ups the comfy rating for a blissful kitty.
5. Best Cat Scratching Post - SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post
If you have a cat scratching your furniture, pulling threads out of your curtains and frantically destroying the corners of your sofa with those hyperactive bouts of back leg frenzy, then you really need a cat scratching post.
That is, of course if you're not goping to buy our number one pick, the Petfusion cat scratcher.
The only way to even try to tame your cat’s scratching activity is to try to divert them to a cat scratch post.
And, what you need to know is what is really important in a scratching post.
What matters most is size; it must be big and tall so that your cat can really and fully stretch out. It must be sturdy, so the cat cannot easily knock it over; and it should have a favorable scratching material (sisal is preferable).
Just want the best cat scratching post that money can buy?
Want one that will fit in with your home décor?
And one that fits all those criteria of size, sturdiness and the right materials?
Then this is the cat scratch post that you need.
Amazon reviewers tell it like it is and if you check out what they have to say about this premium cat scratching post here, you’ll see that this won’t disappoint.
6. Best Cat Tree - Go Pet Club 62 Inch Cat Tree
Your cat wants to hunt, climb, scratch, hide and pounce. It’s natural, an instinct that’s been preserved for thousands of years.
But, whether you let your cat outdoors or not, there’s all that time when they are an indoor pet that they still have the same need to exercise the primitive hunter within.
The best solution is to get your cat a cat tree or cat condo, or as some folks call them, a cat tower.
Whatever you call them, the concept of an indoor cat tree is simple.
Your cat will have their own indoor playground where they can jump, perch, stalk and pounce.
Of course, the best cat trees also allow for your kitty to get plenty of that cat scratching out of their system so protecting the furniture in your home.
And, choosing the best cat climbing tower, the perfect cat tree, is a no brainer because literally thousands of cat lovers have gone before you and they have all rated this is the king of the cat tree hill!
This Go Pet Club cat tree is in the medium range of size but it's still a touch over five feet tall. This gives your cat or cats plenty of cat tower to roam around.
It’s got the cat condo, a tunnel, hanging toy and various perch points, as well as various sisal covered scratching posts.
The cat tree is made of compressed wood wrapped in highest quality fake fur and comes in four colours so you can choose to fit your home decor.
This is, without a doubt, our number one pick coolest cat tree.
7. Best Cat Hammock - Cat Crib
Some cats do and some cats don’t!
Use a cat hammock and love them, that is.
But, because the support for this under chair cat hammock from those cat owners whose kitties ‘get it’ is so overwhelming, we know that this deserves its place in our top ten cat products.
This cat hammock fits under virtually any chair (except those with metal legs or with cross bracing under the seat), so that you can use that wasted space creating a secret place where your cat can hideout and sleep.
It also has the advantage of clean modern fabric and design unlike some of the cat furniture or cat equipment that you might be thinking about for your home, buying a cat hammock gives your kitty somewhere secret and safe to snuggle up and sleep without messing up your home decor. A win for you and your furball!
The straps of this cat hammock are designed so that they won’t slip and they will easily take the weight of any cat.
Made from soft felt on one side and ballistic nylon for strength on the other side, your cat will find comfort and security when they curl up in this cat crib.
Also available in different colours. High quality and built to last. This is definitely one of those cat things to buy that qualifies as 'fun cat stuff'!
8. Best Cat Toy - Go Cat Teaser Cat Catcher Wand
Choosing our current favourite best cat toy is a tricky task, just because there are so many amazing cat toys in the cat equipment world.
For most cat owners, your choice will come down to what type of cat toy does your cat like to play with.
As we all know, there are plenty of cats who love nothing more than the cardboard delivery box that their cat accessory came in, and nothing else can compare!
Then there’s kitties who love to chase catnip plush toys, or cat toy wands, or even lasers. The options are many and varied!
But, our pick that every cat lover and cat owner will probably buy at least once is a cat wand, because it's one of the coolest cat toys.
And this is the one we’ve found to have the best reviews, the most happy cat owners and seems to just be a touch above in terms of quality.
Whether your kitty is a jumper, a chaser or a racer, as soon as you get the cat wand out and flick the lure around the room they will go crazy and you’ll be making sure that they get all the activity they possibly can, all from the comfort of your armchair!
The Cat Catcher Wand has a 12 inch long handle and the long safety braided wire gives your cat a lot of distance to cover as you flick it this way and that, whilst its silvered finish disappears from their view making the hunt all the more exciting.
Replacement ‘mice’ are also available, so this is one cat wand that will last the distance.
9. Best Stacking Cat Condo - Cat Amazing Stacks Modular Cat Condos
We’ve looked at the leading brands of stackable play areas for your cat – and this one comes out top because of the low(ish) cost and the ease with which it can be built and swapped around.
Cat Amazing Stacks is the original and award-winning modular cat condo system that enables you to design and build a unique activity, play and enrichment center for your cat or cats.
Each set comes with two cubes, one bridge and their clever clips.
You can connect as many sets as you like to create the tunnel system of your cat’s dreams where they can play, hide, climb, sleep and perch.
The cube sets come in multiple colors and are made in the USA of sustainable industrial-strength Ultraboard corrugated cardboard, so they’re great for your cat and good for the planet too.
The boxes secure to each other and you can use 6-inch or optional removable 10-inch diameter holes.
Your cat probably loves the box their toys come in more than the toy itself – so why not give them a better box. And this is it.
10. Best Cat Litter Box - Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan
Pretty much every cat owner will need a cat litter box, either for the lifetime of their cat if they have an indoor cat or, for those that have cats that do go outdoors, there will be times when having a cat litter tray or cat litter box becomes a necessity.
Obviously, the amount that you need to have your cat use an indoor litter box will influence your choice of what to buy and how much you’ll choose to spend.
Luckily, our final pick for best cat litter box is well priced and universally brilliantly reviewed.
Honestly, picking this was a tough one as we have three favorites. The other two, are the Iris Top Entry Cat Litter box, which has a more modern design to fit in with your home decor and the simple but brilliant Arm and Hammer Sifting Litter Box.
But, there are three main reasons why we plumped for the Catit Jumbo Cat Litter Box in the end.
Firstly, it’s what our editor and several writers have in their homes for their cats, and they all rate it very highly.
Then there’s the fact that it does a great job of holding on to that cat litter smell that can pervade your home (thanks to a carbon filter). Not with this cat litter box; it’s pretty much odor free!
And then there’s the fact that from all our experience, this is the best litter box when it comes to stopping your cat trailing and tracking litter across your home as they leave the box!
There’s some drag with the litter (hello long hairs!) but much less than with your other options. Litter trailing is, of course, partly dependent on your choice of clumping vs non clumping litter.
And, don’t get me started on why we aren’t recommending a self-cleaning cat litter box as our best litter box pick!
To keep it short, the bottom line is they are mostly very expensive and a good chunk of people that buy them just don’t get on with them.
In fact, they swear that they don’t work. They work for some folks, but we’d only recommend thinking about one if you really can’t stand cleaning your used litter out of your cat litter box every day or so. For us, that’s no biggie!
So, that’s it. In the end this is the cat litter box that’s right for almost every cat owner and should definitely be on your cat supplies list.
Bubbling Under… More Pawsome Cat Equipment
When we compile (and regularly review) our ‘Top Ten’ cat products we often wish we’d made a top twenty!
There are always other cat products that we either have in our houses as cat owners and that we use and swear by or that we know our cats love.
Then, as we go through our updates we research the latest in cat equipment looking for the best new cat stuff, and we generally find some other great cat accessories that we wish we could put in the top ten.
But, breaking into our top ten is tough!
Those top ten products are the best of the best and we continue to recommend them as such as long as the companies that make them keep their standards to the level we expect. That top ten is the definitive best cat supplies list.
However, that’s why we added the ‘Bubbling Under’ section below.
These gives us a chance to recommend some more excellent things to buy your cat that might one day break into our top ten, but, even if they don’t, they have our highest recommendation.
11. Best Heated Cat Bed - K&H Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed
No heated cat bed in the top ten, but this would be there for sure if we thought it was something every cat lover needed.
As you know from our number three pick, we love the Meowfia cat cave as our top cat bed pick, but it's not heated.
Most of us cat owners will have bought a cat bed at some point and might have thought about a heated one if we have an older senior cat or maybe if we have a kitty who’s sick and needs even more love, affection and care.
Well, if you are in the market for a heated cat bed, then this is your number one choice.
It’s a soft, comfortable heated bed that has a dual-thermostat unit to raise temperature 15 degrees above air temperature.
The cover is easily removable and is washable and it’s available in two sizes at either 16” or 20” diameter and in a host of colours.
The walls of the cat bed are a soft foam to cuddle your cat snuggly and there’s a comfy polyfilled pillow for maximum catnapping!
I’ve almost never seen a cat who doesn’t love this. In fact, you’ll probably struggle to get your cat out of it!
12. Best Cat Play Mat - Snuggly Cat Ripple Rug
We’ve put ‘best cat play mat’ above, but really, is there anything else like this out there?
It’s kinda in a category of one, all on its own, but this is one super pawsome bit of cat kit!
If you have ever seen your cat play under a rug or duvet and dart around, duck under, bite and beat with their back legs you will instantly understand why this is such an amazing cat product.
What you have here is a play space made just for that type of cat and made so that they can have the most fun.
The cat play mat is made from durable carpet fibers with a thermal base, is hypoallergenic and mold and stain resistant.
It has randomly placed holes and naturally folds when put on the floor.
All together this encourages your cat to follow their natural instincts including scratching, stalking, pouncing, hiding and nesting.
The cat play mat has touchpoints that allow you to create an infinite number of shapes with the mat to keep your kitty entertained. And the material is designed to stand up to scratching and biting.
As a bonus, it helps to trap loose fur and dander from your cats and can be part of an anti-allergy plan.
This really is a genius cat product and one your kitty will love. One of the best things for cats!
13. Best Cat Tunnel - SmartyKat Hideout CrackleChute Collapsible Tunnel
A cat tunnel is one of those things that every cat loves.
Once again, we’re looking at primal and instinctive behaviors that your cat can’t help itself but enjoy, with hiding, hunting and pouncing all being part of the experience you can give your kitty with a cat tunnel.
There’s a lot of cat tunnels you could buy, but this one wins out as our pick – and that’s down to the very reasonable price and the fact that the crackle of the material adds an extra fun dimension for your kitty.
Cats can’t resist crawling inside the mysterious interior and love the crackle noise made by the material and the peek-a-boo pop out hole.
Collapsible and folds flat for easy storage, this tunnel offers your cat a place to hide, to dash through or to stalk from – a winner all round!
The expanded tunnel measures 9.5″ diameter x 35″ long and retracts to less than 2″ deep for easy storage.
14. Best Design Cat Product - MYZOO Spaceship Gamma Cat Bed
If this wasn’t over $100 it would be a permanent fixture in our top ten.
As it is, one of our writers couldn’t resist and this is now on the wall of her living room and she has a very pampered and happy kitty!
MyZoo have created this ‘Spaceship’ range of beautifully designed handcrafted wood and acrylic cat beds and this one is designed to be fixed to the wall so that your cat can lie inside and watch through the acrylic bubble window.
The range also includes a capsule shaped cat bed and one in the shape of a rocket, but the company also makes a whole range of designer cat furniture - and is well worth a look.
This Gamma cat bed is made from walnut or oak and has an acrylic viewing dome and four air holes to allow air to circulate.
They come with either a left or right opening depending on where you intend to site your cat perch. It is, without doubt, the pick of luxury cat accessories.
This pawsome cat perch allows your cat to both hide and watch from on high, in line with their most deep seated jungle instincts.
This is the only product we have listed in our top tens that has all 4 or 5 star reviews. People and their cats love this cat bed!
If they were cheaper we’d all have them!
15. Best Cat Toy Box - SmartCat Peek and Play Toy Box
Want to give your kitty a bit of a challenge? Then fill this heavy duty wooden felt-covered box with her toys and let her rummage around to get them.
It’s a rare cat who doesn’t love this hidden box toy. And that’s because it’s instinctual behavior for cats to watch and wait for prey staring into holes, crevices and cracks. That’s exactly what this cat toy box provides.
Hide your cat toys in the box and your cat will scratch, sniff, hunt, find and retrieve the hidden rewards. Hind legs thumping the sides and front paws digging around through the holes to get at strategically placed favourites and your cat will spend hours playing with this.
Keeps curious cats mentally and physically sharp and works with almost any appropriately sized toy or catnip. Especially good if you're looking for kittens stuff.
16. Best Cat Water Fountain - Drinkwell 360 Fountain Stainless Steel
If you look at, or buy, a lot of cat stuff on Amazon you start to notice that some products are identical to another.
In fact, you sometimes see ten, twenty or more of the exact same product all with different brand names.
Most of the time that happens when a company in China makes a product and (usually small) American businesses buy that same product and just add their branding.
It is the same product with no changes.
It doesn’t mean that the product isn’t good, but it does mean that it’s generic, made for the mass market and, perhaps, the company selling it to you on Amazon might not be around for the long term.
You see this all the time with a product like the cat fountain or cat water fountain.
There seems to be multiple versions of three or four products. I won’t name them but one is a cat fountain in a square box and the other is in a cylinder with a flower as the spout.
Now, these do seem to be perfectly good enough and if you like the look of them then go ahead and buy the best rated of the competing versions.
But, our pick is from the market leader, Drinkwell (who don’t let anyone rebrand their products).
The Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel cat water fountain is truly the best of the breed.
Cat water fountains are the best way to replicate a natural water source to encourage your cat to hydrate effectively - in other words, to encourage them to drink enough water.
This cat fountain provides a continuous stream of fresh filtered and aerated clean drinking water to make sure that you keep your cat in perfect health.
The movement of water is designed to make the thought of drinking uppermost and more appealing for your cat.
As you’ll see in the video below, it might take your cats a little while to work out that they are supposed to drink from the fountain and not play with the waterfalls but when they do, they’ll love it:
This cat fountain has a circular drinking tray and five spouts meaning it’s perfect for a multi-cat home.
There’s a replaceable carbon water filter to ensure fresh water and to remove any odor or taste.
The water flow can be adjusted to suit your cat and the stainless steel means that this cat fountain is the pick for hygiene.
It also looks more solid, and, dare I say it, classy than the competition.
No question, this is our pick for best cat water fountain.
17. Best Robot Cat Toy - Petronics Mousr Interactive Robotic Cat Toy
Who knew there was such a thing?!
Well there is, and it was named best new cat product of 2018 by the American Pet Products Association.
Mousr is a robot cat toy that senses and reacts to your cat automatically with three different robot modes: Open Wander, Wall Hugger, and Stationary modes mean that you can choose the game that best fits your cat's mood and then further configure to their personality with speed and aggressiveness settings.
Mousr also senses when it’s been caught by your kitty and can be set to play dead or struggle.
There are also settings so that this robotic cat toy can even flip itself when upside down, so that the action never stops.
On top of the automated robotic cat toy action you also have the option of controlling Mousr with your smartphone as a remote control.
Obviously this is not a cheap cat toy but it’s very well made and has some seriously smart electronics and engineering in its tough polycarbonate shell.
Hard floors or carpet are easily navigated and there’s a rechargeable battery to keep the fun going.
One thing to bear in mind is that the battery only lasts 40 minutes or so when Mousr is being used, so this robot cat toy is not going to entertain your cat all day on its own. Mind you, if it did, your poor kitty would be exhausted!
This is a costly bit of kitty kit but deserves its award and we’d love one for our pampered kitties. It is one of the coolest cat toys.
18. Best Cat Litter - Dr. Elsey's Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter
Why is there even a cat litter choice in our best cat product list?
Well, whilst it might seem that there’s not much to say about cat litter, this is a highly competitive market where many manufacturers are looking to snag your lifelong brand loyalty.
That means that you can opt for the cheap and cheerful cat litter every time or you can make a better informed choice and pick one that people generally regard as the best cat litter to get the best value for money.
And one of the options that a large number of cat lovers hold to be the world’s best cat litter is this Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter from Dr Elsey’s.
What makes it so good?
Well, there’s not many of us that actively enjoy clearing up after and dealing with the natural by products of our cats!
Anything that makes that easier, a little less smelly and messy is to be welcomed.
On top of that, your cat has the potential to be fussy about everything and take a dislike to the cat litter you choose.
That’s why this top pick scores so highly.
It’s hypo-allergenic, non-scented, hard clumping and dust-free which means there’s not anything to upset your kitty’s delicate paws, nose or sensibilities.
Even though it’s a hard clumping cat litter it has a reputation for tracking the least of any of its near rivals, and rightly so.
The ability to be dust free comes along with the allergy free nature of this cat litter and is derived from it being one hundred percent clay and therefore with no plant proteins.
Perhaps the main thing we hear about this best cat litter though is that it forms properly hard clumps, meaning it is easy to clean, lasts longer than cheaper brands (as you are advised by the maker to only swap the remnants in the litter box or litter tray after a month - as long as litter clumps are removed daily), and traps all odors effectively.
Put simply, and as you’ll see in the reviews on Amazon and Chewy, many cat owners see this as the world’s best cat litter.
That’ll do for us (and you!)
19. Best Cat Flea Treatment - Bayer Advantage II Flea Prevention
Every cat owner needs to protect their cat from fleas and other parasites that can potentially transmit dangerous diseases to your beloved kitty.
It’s a pain, but pretty much every cat gets fleas from time to time, so you need to deal with them by using an effective cat flea treatment.
There are various different types of cat flea prevention but we recommend Bayer Advantage II as the best cat flea treatment that you can get.
It comes with the added seal of approval of the veterinarian community and its the winner of many practical tests and awards.
In other words it’s trusted, effective and safe.
This cat flea treatment is specially formulated to treat all three stages of the flea life-cycle from eggs through larvae to adult fleas.
This breaks the life-cycle to stop any current infestation and prevents your cat being infested again.
The cat flea treatment is applied to your cat and will continue to work for up to four weeks and is even waterproof.
It is suitable for kittens after eight weeks.
Stop fleas dead in their tracks with this Advantage cat flea treatment.
20. Best Mid Price Cat House - KittyScratcher KittyBlock
My last top ten hopeful is a cat product that we’ve included just because we really like it.
It’s stylish, well-made and just a bit different to comparable cat scratching posts or cat scratch towers that you see.
(And, to be honest, I just had to add this one because it’s a personal favourite!)
If you’re looking for a slightly crazy, sturdy, modern looking, super functional, no frills corrugated fibreboard box / home that doubles up as a scratching post, then give this a look.
The folks at KittyScratchers have made exactly that for your cat (and their other product, the KittySlab is pretty great too - and has all 5 star reviews by the way!)
Outside dimensions are 15″ cubed and the inside dimensions are approximately 10″ x 10″ x 15″. Stack them up, go crazy and let your cat run wild.
Another brilliant cat product.
Best Cat Products - Final Verdict
So, our top ten best cat products ended up being a top twenty best cat supplies list!
That's simply because as we researched, tested and reviewed a whole host of products for cats, we ended up with that extra batch of another ten pawsome cat accessories and cat stuff that we just couldn't leave out!
Our absolute number one cat product pick that we do not hesitate to recommend to every cat or kitten owner is the PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge.
You've seen the video at the top of this article and you know why we love it. It truly is the 'must have cat item' for every cat lover.
But, that leaves another 19 brilliant cat things to buy that we wholeheartedly recommend.
All are top quality and loved by us and our cat owner's community, so check them out and feel safe buying any of these things for cats.
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