Looking for the purrfect “next thing” for your feline family members? We’ve got the latest cat-friendly products here!
Help your cat play safely outside with the honey maple-colored katio using ECOFLEX, an eco-friendly composite material. Combined with the NeveRust stainless steel wire, the Katio will outlast most other products designed for this use. ECOFLEX doesn’t absorb moisture of any kind — it repels urine and feces, so wipe down to keep it clean. No tools needed for an easy 20-minute assembly. Full height door can be set to open as a single door or as a two-piece Dutch Door. Inside structures available; sold separately. $699.99 for pen. New Age Pet | newagepet.com
Oh no! Kitty got out of the house again? Get peace of mind with this durable, waterproof, real-time location monitor, not limited by range or location. And, the battery lasts weeks with active use. Set a geofence around your yard or home, and be notified when your cat leaves it. Download the accompanying app for mobile updates and to find out what your cat’s been up to with a full location history report. Purchase includes Jiobit, charging dock, USB cable, fabric pouch and secure loop for attachment to pet collars. Service plan additional $8.99/month. $99.99 | Jiobit; jiobit.com
Strut your feline-fine self with a glam necklace that lets you choose which side to wear — Cat Lady or The Future Is Feline. Both are sentiments we at Catster can agree with! The pendant is on an 18K gold-dipped 20-inch chain with clasp. Comes in the signature glass vial and cork packaging. Created by Christine Schmidt. $25. Yellow Owl Workshop | yellowowlworkshop.com
So you’ve scooped the litter, but now you need a place to put it. Sounds like a job for Poopy Packs for Cats — large, durable and compostable cat-litter bags. Created from the same poly-blend as the Metro Paws Poopy Packs for dogs, the bags measure 11 by 13 inches and come with 250 bags per roll. Available in two cat-themed patterns: Orange Paws and Purple Silhouettes. $16.99. Metro Paws | metropaws.com
Looking for a new, all-natural cat food? Packed with clean ingredients like top-choice chicken, tomatoes, chickpeas, rosemary, peas, delectable vegetables and more. What PrettyPlease doesn’t have is artificial preservatives, colors and fillers. The kibble includes 24 essential vitamins and nutrients plus pro and prebiotics for digestive health. Don’t want to lug around a heavy bag of kibble? PrettyPlease comes by subscription, so it’s delivered to you monthly for free. $25/5-pound bag. PrettyLitter | prettylitter.com
Need help paying for your cat’s much-needed vet care? Now available in all 50 U.S. states and Canada (except for Quebec), Scratchpay leverages proprietary data elements, advanced machine learning models and other alternative data sources to help pet parents get their animals care with simple, friendly payment plans. Partnering with more than 3,500 veterinary practices, the financial service company donates 1 percent of its net revenues to pets in need. Check website for pricing. Scratch Financial, Inc. | scratchpay.com
Pests picking on kitty? Get serious about parasite prevention with the new six-in-one pest preventive that provides protection against common cat/kitten parasites: fleas, three types of ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms and heartworms. This selamectin and sarolaner quick-drying, small-volume topical solution is approved for cats and kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and weighing 2.8 pounds or greater. Available through your veterinarian. Purchase through veterinarian. Zoetis | zoetisus.com
Covering the pet world for more than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/writer for a wide variety of pet magazines and websites from the small critters to parrots to cats and dogs. Her advisory team of rescued pets — dogs Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — help keep her on top of the latest and greatest pet health research, training and products, anything to give keep them in the high life they are accustomed to. Follow Tampa and his crew on Instagram @tampa.bay.pup.report while Melissa can always be found working on the next issue of Catster and Dogster magazines at caster.com and dogster.com.