Although your cunning friend may offer the kind of friendship that no human can match, he can also cause havoc locally. This mess can take a number of different forms: sofa claws into small pieces, cat litter strewn on the floor, foul smells lingering, or cat hair on every possible surface. If your cat is spoiling your home, you’ll wish you knew about these 20 genius things sooner. And you’ll be glad to know that there are ways to enjoy the company of your cat without sacrificing your space.
If your cat is destroying valuable furniture, there are plenty of solutions like all-natural deterrent spray or craft shields that you can stick to the sides of the sofa or chair to prevent claw attacks. To rid your space of unwanted odors, choose a citrus-scented spray that’s strong enough to completely and completely destroy stains. And if boredom is the cause of all the chaos, there are ingenious games like a fish-flip or a multi-level track game to keep your kitties entertained for hours.
Regardless of the problem at hand, there is likely to be a genius solution on this list that will just solve that most beloved friendship.
These double bowls for cats catch food and spilled water
Instead of pulling out the vacuum or mop after every meal, opt for these double bowls that sit inside their silicone tray. The raised lip of the tray catches any and all spilled foods and water, and holds them for easy removal. The non-slip silicone material keeps the tray in place without scratching the floors. No matter how much your cat jerks, mealtime can still be a mess-free affair.
Anti-scratch spray naturally prevents cat scratching
Nothing is more frustrating than a fully grown adult by investing in some quality upholstery, only to see it ruined by your cute feline friend. Simply apply a cat scratch deterrent to the fabric and it will signal your cat to stay away. It contains natural ingredients like rosemary oil and lemongrass that people will love but cats naturally hate. Spray the non-toxic formula on all types of fabrics, floors, or even plants.
These clear and flexible shields protect furniture from claws
These deterrent shields flexibly wrap around your furniture to provide a strong barrier against any attack from claws. They are transparent and bond to a number of different materials such as polyester, cotton, acetate fabric, or acrylic. Cut the shield to suit your specific needs, then peel off the tape and apply to the piece of furniture to protect it from excessive attention from cats.
A deodorizer that attacks cat urine with fresh citrus
Cat urine can be an annoying problem that requires immediate attention. This deodorizer comes in a concentrated form and uses the oil from fresh orange peel to get rid of fresh stains or lingering odors from past accidents. Add 4 tablespoons of the formula to 32 ounces of water, shake and then spray the mixture. Unpleasant odors will be removed and you will be left with a lingering scent of an orange grove.
Fans’ favorite pet hair remover to make sofas and clothes look new again
There’s a reason there are over 106,000 pet hair remover reviews on Amazon. It doesn’t require you to constantly buy new rolls of sticky paper or batteries. Instead, it relies on generating static electricity through a vigorous back-and-forth motion. The cat’s hair is cleaned in no time and placed in a small compartment that can be emptied in a jiffy.
These mats with special holes to hold cat litter
If you love your cat but are tired of finding small pieces of litter like small presents all over your house, then you need this cat litter mat. The top layer consists of small holes so that the litter stuck in their paws can fall into the waterproof bottom layer. Empty the litter from the carpet back into the litter box to keep and contain clutter and save money on supplies at the same time.
Garbage scoop deep enough to catch everything
This premium trash scoop not only has a deep scoop for maximum room strength, but also has a non-stick coating to keep your tool clean. It’s made of solid cast aluminum and designed with a fine mesh to allow clean trash to pass through, with an ergonomic handle that’s sturdy and comfortable to hold. As a bonus, it comes with a plastic hanger with an adhesive backing that you can attach to so you can conveniently store the scoop.
This is a cactus cat scratcher that doubles as a fun decor
If you absolutely need a cat scratcher but hate ruining a perfectly good living room, choose this adorable cactus cat scratcher post that doubles as cute decor. It is designed in the shape of three saguaro cacti emerging from a carpeted base resembling a desert. Each cactus prop is made from a soft rug with two additionally wrapped in raw sisal, which is sure to appeal to your cat’s paws. A hanging toy hangs from the top of a cactus for added entertainment.
Hammock for cats to give them a place to nap
When your cat demands a less-than-optimal place to sleep (for example, a pile of clean laundry), get her this comfy cat hammock ASAP. It’s made of breathable cotton and sits above the cold or hot floor to provide them with their temperature-regulated dream naps. It assembles in minutes and folds up easily when not in use.
This falling fish game that will stimulate their animal instinct
Instead of sacrificing yet another expensive shoe for your cat’s entertainment, provide them with this falling fish toy that will inspire their natural feline instincts. It has a built-in USB rechargeable battery and a motion sensor that powers the game automatically. The toy also comes with a bag of catnip that can be placed inside to further engage your cat in play. Choose from four types of fish from carp to clownfish.
Cute catnip that also cleans their teeth
Give your cat some cute play with this catnip toy that will actually brush its teeth in the process. The toy is stuffed with premium catnip and features a crinkle noise that cats will love. The mesh texture helps clean plaque and tartar from their teeth and the softer fabric material stays gentle on gums even after the most rigorous play. Choose from 11 different variations like the witch pickle pictured above, pretzels, or even donuts.
These nail clippers are equipped with precision stainless steel blades
Keep your cat’s claws from getting stuck in furniture (or favorite pants) with these nail clippers. It has sharp, professional-grade stainless steel blades for precise cutting, and features an ergonomic handle for your convenience. As an added bonus, you can know your money is well spent because this brand donates 15% of its profits to local animal rescue shelters.
Scratch-stimulating toy with spinning ball
This cat scratcher game has it all: a racetrack-style rolling ball, a cardboard scratcher, and even catnip to up your ante. The base is non-slip to keep it in place and extend its life, and the cardboard scratcher is completely replaceable. A high rating of 4.7 stars and over 20,000 reviews on Amazon prove the popularity of this game with humans and cats alike.
This cat harness and leash for adventurous trips
Be the Aladdin for their Jasmine and show them the world with this belt and leash designed just for them. It’s made of strong nylon and maintains comfort by fitting an H-shape around the chest to distribute pressure evenly. Choose from five colors: pink, green, orange, black and a rainbow option.
Cat integrated door for easy access
Keep the litter box area secret behind closed doors, but allow your cat easy access through this built-in cat door. It can be installed on solid or hollow doors and includes a stencil for easy setup. Once you have cut out the stencil with a jigsaw, you can add the frame with the provided hardware, and
there he is You have a cool cat interior door that allows them to come in and out while the litter box is hidden away inconspicuously.
This oatmeal spray deodorizes and softens layers
If your cat looks a little worse due to wear and odor as suspected, switch to an oatmeal spray that will clean her and neutralize any odors. Baking soda and oatmeal are used to reduce lint, soothe irritation, and moisturize dry, itchy skin. It’s basically like giving your cat a good shampoo without the trouble of bathing. Simply spray as needed knowing the formula is safe even on sensitive skin.
A multi-level game that keeps cats busy
This cat toy with over 55,000 reviews features multiple levels and brightly colored balls to keep your cat’s attention for hours. The game is great for both single and multiple cats as they will chase balls around the track, engaging in their hunting instincts. The base is non-slip and the top includes tape that prevents cats or kittens from getting stuck. Choose from eight differently designed games that will hone their stalking skills.
This cat relaxant that helps reduce stress-related behavior
Add a few specialties to the air to reduce behaviors such as scratching, biting, and urine spraying. Using a diffuser, the cat relaxer infuses the air with the scent of a nursing mother’s pheromones, calming your cat in the process. This diffuser pack lasts up to four weeks, works in areas up to 700 square feet, and is best used anywhere your cat spends most of its time.
Wall mounted game with 4 different meals
Give your cat’s buds something to sink their teeth (or tongue) into with this wall-mounted toy. It includes four different treats made with natural ingredients that are sure to keep your cat happy: cat sugar, catnip, silvervine, and bitter fruit. The groove board can be attached to the adhesive provided and each of the balls has its own plastic cap to preserve flavor and potency.
Ultra-durable cat scratcher designed to mimic tree bark
If your cat is going through scratches like there’s no tomorrow, get one of these heavy-duty, high-density cardboard cat scratch pads designed to mimic tree bark. For increased longevity, it is completely reversible and can be turned with just one side used completely. As an added bonus, it features a gently curved design that cats will love to lean on and lie on.
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