Catster is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

12 Types of Cat Accessories for Your Fabulous Feline

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

cat-with-scratching-post-at-home

12 Types of Cat Accessories for Your Fabulous Feline

Owning a cat means pampering your precious feline with accessories to keep them looking fabulous, all while staying hydrated, fed, and entertained. But what exactly do we mean by “cat accessories?” We’re talking about anything that’s not deemed a “necessity,” from cute charms for their collar to a comfy blanket that they can use in lieu of their cat bed.

If you have a cat and want to ensure all cat accessories are available for your feline, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 12 cat accessories for your fabulous feline to make your cat happy and safe, all while looking absolutely fabulous!

divider 2 cats

Types of Cat Accessories

Appearance Accessories

1. Fashionable Collar

Necoichi Oribon Kimono Bow Tie Cotton Breakaway Cat Collar

Not every cat wears a collar, but all cats should have some form of identification, whether it be from a tag on their collar or a microchip. However, there are ways to make your feline look even more fashionable. This Necoichi Oribon Kimono Bow Tie Collar comes in three gorgeous colors and has the added bow-tie accent to give your cat’s overall look a little something extra. After all, who says your cat’s collar has to be boring?


2. Cat Collar Tag

GoTags Anodized Aluminum Personalized Silencer Dog & Cat ID Tag

If you prefer your cat to wear a collar, why not spruce it up with a customizable collar tag? They come in a variety of shapes and colors, and most of them can be personalized to say whatever you want. However, we recommend putting your cat’s name and your contact information on it should they ever get lost. That way, they’ll look their best if they ever accidentally sneak outside, but your neighbors will still be able to easily identify them and contact you about their whereabouts!


3. Cat Nail Caps

Purrdy Paws Soft Cat Nail Caps

Who says that you can’t save your furniture and have your kitty looking their absolute best at the same time? Purchasing your cat some nail caps definitely makes them look even cuter, but it also saves your furniture from those razor-sharp claws, which is really a win-win for everyone involved! Be mindful, however, that some cats don’t like these and might spend most of their time trying to bite them off.


4. Cat Collar Bells

Tiesome Cat Collar Bells

Bells have a couple of different uses. First, they let you know where your cat is while indoors. And second, they also alert local wildlife of your cat’s whereabouts so that they have a better chance of surviving an attack. With that said, most bells are pretty boring and only have one simple look, but not with the TIESOME Cat Collar Bells. These kitty-shaped bells come in different colors and easily slip onto your cat’s collar, which really helps them show off their own unique personality!


5. Cat Harness and Leash

Hepper Cat Harness and Leash Escape Proof Set

Most people think of dogs when it comes to harnesses and leashes, but cats are perfectly capable of being leash-trained as well. Leash-training your cat allows for outdoor roaming but with added safety. You don’t have to worry about your cat running off, and your cat will appreciate getting some fresh air and admiring the birds. However, ensure you purchase a harness that fits your cat snugly yet comfortably so they can’t wiggle out.

At Catster, we’ve admired Hepper for many years and decided to take a controlling ownership interest so that we could benefit from the outstanding designs of this cool cat company!

divider 2 cats

Mealtime Accessories

6. Cat Water Fountain

Hepper Stainless Steel Cat Fountain

Keeping our cats looking their best can sometimes be as simple as keeping them hydrated. It’s challenging to keep your cat hydrated because they tend to be a bit picky about where and what they’re drinking. This BPA-free, stainless-steel cat water fountain solves this issue with ease. Cats are drawn to flowing water, and having a water fountain with a constantly moving supply of fresh water will likely entice your cat to drink more and stay hydrated, which can be a challenge with some cats.

At Catster, we’ve admired Hepper for many years and decided to take a controlling ownership interest so that we could benefit from the outstanding designs of this cool cat company!


7. Automatic Cat Feeder

PATPET Timed Automatic Smart Feeder for Dog & Cat

Sure, you could buy your cat a simple bowl for their meals, but if you really want to give your cat the best of the best, an automatic cat feeder is ideal, especially if you work long hours. This feeder allows you to customize it to your needs, and you can schedule up to six meals per day. It stores the cat food in an airtight container for freshness, and you can even record a message to your furry friend. It also has a backup battery in case you lose power. The removable bowl is also dishwasher safe. Basically, your cat can stay fit and look their absolute best.


8. Cat Lick Mat

LickiMat Variety Pack Slow Feeder Cat Lick Mat

If you want to give your cat a little extra stimulation during meals, then a lick mat might be the perfect thing to use from time to time. The whisker-friendly design is perfect for cats who experience whisker fatigue from their regular bowls, and it can work as a slow feeder, as your cat has to lick their wet food out of the tiny crevices. Better yet, the fish-shaped design is utterly adorable!

divider 1 paws

Environmental Accessories

9. Cat Blanket

Best Friends by Sheri Throw Shag Dog & Cat Blanket

We’re sure your cat already has the pick of the litter when it comes to a comfy cat bed to sleep on, but you might want to consider giving them a blanket to call their own. This one is extra fluffy and covered in a soft shag. They can rub their scent all over it and dig their claws into it without it looking a mess. Better yet, it can be folded up into a mat that doubles as a bed for them to lay on.


10. Window Perch

Coziwow Indoor Hammock for Window Cat Perch

Some cats love to lounge around in a cat hammock. Since cats can sleep up to 16 hours a day, a hammock that can be placed in the window may be something your cat will enjoy using as opposed to their bed. If your cat loves staring out the window, this is a must-have for your fabulous feline so that they can spend a good chunk of the day lounging while still being mentally stimulated.


11. Catnip Toy

Hepper Stick Catnip Cat Kicker Toy

Catnip is an excellent idea to have on hand when you’re a cat owner. Since cat toys are also an excellent idea to keep your kitty entertained, why not combine the two? This catnip toy offers catnip infused into a novelty toy designed as a tea bag. Undoubtedly, your cat will enjoy this toy thoroughly while looking like a true lady or gentleman, so why not give it a try?

At Catster, we’ve admired Hepper for many years and decided to take a controlling ownership interest so that we could benefit from the outstanding designs of this cool cat company!


12. Wall-Mounted Cat Shelves

TRIXIE Lounger Wall Mounted Cat Shelves

While all cats need scratching posts and a cat tower, they’ll especially appreciate having their own wall-mounted cat shelves that they can use like an obstacle course. They can run, jump, scratch, and bite on these shelves, all while being in a high-up position that is usually offered via a cat tower. However, these shelves are a bit more aesthetically pleasing and more physically stimulating than a plain old post scratcher or boxy tower.

divider 3 paws

Conclusion

If you go down this list and provide your cat with a few of these accessories, you’ll have one fabulous-looking and happy feline on your hands. You don’t need to break the bank by buying cat accessories, but purchasing items that are durable and built to last saves you money in the long run.

Cats need mental and physical stimulation, and while you likely already have the necessities, like food and water bowls, scratching posts, and cat beds, it’s fun to give them a few extras to make them feel truly spoiled.

We hope our list provides insight into what to buy for your fabulous feline, and we wish you many happy years with your spoiled kitty.


Featured Image Credit: Pixel Shot, Shutterstock

Get Catster in your inbox!

Stay informed! Get tips and exclusive deals.
Catster Editors Choice Badge
Shopping Cart

Pangolia

© Pangolia Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved.