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31 Under-$50 Cat Products From Amazon That Are Just Plain Useful

From mess-free litter boxes to long-lasting scratcher pads, these products will make owning a cat even easier.

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1.

An interactive toy you can stash food in and watch your cat (and, TBH, you) be entertained for a loooong time, on top of making sure it gets the proper exercise and food portions it needs to stay healthy.


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Promising review: “I just purchased this and it is the best thing I’ve ever bought for my pets. It took them about a day to figure it out but now they love it and a cup of food that usually lasts half a day now lasts nearly two. As if that wasn’t great enough, my 8-year-old cat who has been the one with the weight struggles has completely changed. She has kitten-like energy, she’s so much more cuddly and loving, she plays with her sister, and her coat is so much shinier and softer. We literally only changed this dispenser and not the food! I’ve never seen her so healthy and the overeating has completely stopped. I cannot recommend this product enough.” —aojrcw

Get it from Amazon for $15.17.


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Promising review: “I had tried everything – ‘catch’ mats, heavier litter, high walled litter boxes, you name it. But no matter what I tried, my cats would fling litter in ways that had me questioning physics. Fast forward to the first five minutes with the Petmate Top Entry Litter Pan — the simple style had my cats in awe. The three of them, driven by healthy bowel movements and a strong, primal urge to squeeze into every box ever, held a battle royale for who could soil this magnificent creation first. Indiana (Jones) won, and with chimp-like dexterity tried his best to toss feces and litter about the room. Exhausted from exertion, and sitting defeated in a haze of litter smoke, he conceded defeat and climbed out of the box. A few litter sprinkles managed to make their way to the top of the Petmste, but none made their way to the floor. My girlfriend is literally buying two more of these as I type this. Highly recommend.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.43.

3.

A bag of soft treats with ~sneaky~ pill pouches, so you can finally medicate your kitty without a massive struggle.


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Promising review: “These pill pockets make life so much easier! Saves a twice a day fight! It only takes a second to place the pills inside and pinch shut. My cat loves the treat! In five months he’s only managed to get the pill out of the treat once but I think it was the end of the bag when the treats may become less moist. Be sure to seal the bag well after using to keep the treats as fresh and pliable as possible. I can fit about two small pills max into each treat.” —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in a larger size) or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/month.

4.

An adorable, flower-shaped fountain that’ll produce filtered, better-tasting drinking water and — best part! — will be pretty much impossible for your cat to knock over. 😏


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Promising review: “All five of my fur babies love this little guy. They took to it immediately, no hesitation at all. Even though they have never had a fountain to drink from before. The pump is whisper-quiet and provides a nice flow over the little flower. The filter needed rinsed out after a week, but like I said I have five cats, so cat hair is pretty much a seasoning in my house.” —The Redhead

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available with more filters and/or LED nightlight).

5.

A raised, tilted set of stainless-steel bowls to prevent spillage but also make eating comfier and even safer for your cat.


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Promising review: “I have always had a problem with my one cat vomiting undigested food. My vet told me she was probably eating too fast. I stumbled upon an ad on FB stating the bowl position was the reason for cats vomiting. Bowls resting on the floor put their neck at an odd angle and can cause acid reflux. I’ve used them for about two weeks and my cat has not vomited once! It was almost a daily occurrence prior to purchasing these! I did have to rest their old bowls inside these to get them to eat. But after a few days I could put the food directly into these bowls and they did not complain.” —kindlefire09-8

Get them from Amazon for $22.99.

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A box of scented clumping litter that’ll mask bad odors and make for much easier cleanup, so you can have all the cats you want without the dreaded cat pee smell in your home.


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Promising review: “I LOVE this stuff. I’m never going back to plain unscented litter. We have a small bathroom, which is unfortunately the only place that we can keep my cat’s litter pan at the moment. Despite that, her box doesn’t stink it up, and dare I say, it actually smells pleasant. It also does a fantastic job at clumping, and has little dust.” —Liev

Get it from Amazon for $10.19+ (available in larger packages) or Subscribe & Save for $9.68/month.


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Promising review: “Easy to put together. Cat jumped on it within five minutes. She is about a 12 lb cat and has more than enough room.” —Linda Jones

Get it from Amazon for $46.97+ (available in different styles).


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Promising review: “Currently working on growing the first batch of cat grass. I love that it is nice and stable (the days of picking up after the cat has knocked over the cat grass planter are O-V-E-R). I also like the grid which keeps him from getting into the planting material. I anticipate this to be a big hit! UPDATE: It is a big hit. The cat loves it and we love that it doesn’t make a mess. The grass grew fast; all it takes is a half-cup of water every other day.”—Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (planter and seeds also sold separately) or Subscribe & Save for $9.99/month.

9.

A stimulating circuit toy to thrill your cats as they chase a speeding ball for hours (…and hours…and hours…).


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Promising review: “Let me start by saying I’ve got two cats. Both male. Atticus is a year old (weighing about 14lbs – he’s huge), Pekoe is about 8 months (weighing about 8lbs). I got this toy hoping it would entice Atticus, as Pekoe started stealing all the action on the feather tickler that was previously Atticus’ favorite toy. Right out of the Amazon box I loved this toy. Their packaging was simple, clean, effective. And it’s designed to be a toy too! They both had fun with it for nearly a solid hour after it was assembled. It’s been a few months now and they both still play with it periodically, I’d say probably at least daily, maybe for about 5-10 minutes at a time. It is without any doubt their most returned to toy (they have tons), and that is only partly due to the fact it can’t get lost (like their beloved catnip mice). I will definitely buy more from this company again. They’re great, their products are great! I love it and the boys love it!” —Quill

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in larger sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $15.99/month.

10.

A pack of scrumptious hairball-control treats, specially formulated to improve digestion and reduce those nasty hairballs making your kitty sick.


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Promising review: “I have a 15 lb. Maine Coon with tons of fur. I give her the recommended 10 treats (which she looks forward to, only time I can get to to come when called, heh), skipping some days since it says to go to every other day after two weeks. When I rescued her, she was throwing up from an upset stomach regularly, and coughing up hairballs every week or so. When I keep up with the treats and remember to brush her, the hairballs virtually stop and random throwing up is gone. Brushing is very helpful and good for your cat, not to mention most enjoy it, so I recommend it as part of the process.” —DesertDea

Get it from Amazon for $20.28+ (available in larger packs) or Subscribe & Save for $19.17/month.

11.

A mobile, airtight pet food storage set that’ll maximize space and blissfully lock out the scent of fishy pellets.


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Promising review: “This is a perfect container for cat food, dog food. I use the smaller one for my cats’ hard food, and the bigger one for the dog food. The smaller one holds 8 lbs, the bigger 25 lbs. I own three dogs and three cats. And this is perfect for what we need. If you have limited space where you live then this is still a perfect buy. I have mine placed next to my refrigerator. The canister wheels are great for you to move with ease, they also have a snap tight lid with seals to keeps food fresh. I enjoy the clearness of the containers so I know how low their food is getting.” —D.Seevers & wife

Get it from Amazon for $24.49+ (available in nine different colors).

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A big jar of dental treats to help strengthen your feline’s teeth while, most importantly, clearing up that stinky breath so you can hug your fur baby all day long!


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Promising review: “I have never reviewed cat treats before but decided, why not? We have purchased the same brand of treats for years, our cat loved them, then I came across these Greenies Natural Dental Care Cat Treats while searching for dental cat treats. I read the reviews and actually purchased a smaller bag for the first try. To say these were a huge hit with our cat is an understatement lol She would come running as soon as she heard the bag, would barely let our daughter get the bag open and a treat out. My husband didn’t believe me so I put a few of these treats down besides our previous go to brand, the Greenies treats disappeared in seconds while the others were completely ignored. I knew then we were switching. I like that Greenies are actually better for her and of course I’m happy to have a dental care treat for her. Our cat is 14 and does have some digestive issues. Since switching to these Greenies treats, she’s had fewer problems. Obviously since I’m reviewing this bigger container, we switched from the small bag. I even have a Subscribe and Save set up. A definite must have in our home.” —lilmisssunshinesmommy

Get it from Amazon for $8.48+ (available in four different sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $8.48/month.


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Promising review:This works great for both my cats — one who’s tall and thin and the other is thicker. Neither can back out of it and have started to walk normal in it. It’s very sturdy and they haven’t been able to do much damage to it.” —V Stiles

Get it from Amazon for $17.49+ (available in seven colors).

14.

A cute, DIY door opening that’ll let your kitty enter any room with ease.


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Promising review: “This is just what we needed to give our cat access to his litter box in the basement. The design is clever and funny. I didn’t bother to take the door off the hinges or use a power tool, I just stubbornly cut the hole with a drywall saw. It took about a half hour and a lot of elbow grease, but it worked just fine.” —Dylan

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

15.

A double-layer litter mat to collect litter from the porous top layer and lets you easily dump it out for faster cleanup.


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Promising review: “Apparently this litter mat doubles as a comfy bed. Going from no litter mat in for this box to using this new mat there is a noticeable decrease in litter strewn across the floor, which is what I wanted. The cats certainly don’t mind the texture so they have no problems with it either. Would recommend.” —Kellier

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $17.

16.

A strong suction-cup window hammock so your kitty can soak up the sun — without taking up your entire windowsill.


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Promising review: “This is perfect for our situation. We needed something sturdy that could easily be placed, moved, replaced, and not lose its integrity or leave any marks/wear behind. I was worried when purchasing if the suction cups would hold, and if the material of the hammock would be easily cleaned of hair, etc. After receiving and placing the item, I saw how sturdy the general frame, hammock, and suction cups were. This was clearly designed my someone who has cats as well. The wire that attaches it to the window is sturdy and thick. It seems like it will stand the test of time against my cats’ teeth. I have three cats under 1 year old and one 2-year-old cat. There is a lot of energy, and lots of chewing. Immediately I felt at ease that the structure will not be tampered with by their fangs. I am extremely picky when it comes to the safety of my cats, and what I leave them with unattended. I feel comfortable with this window seat, and I’m very happy with my purchase.” —The Cat Mom

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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A 2-in-1 tunnel bed (with toys!) to provide your bb with a place to take a nice cat nap right after playtime.


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Promising review: “I’ve got a 4-year-old cat and a couple of 10-month-old sister kittens. They all love tunnels so I’ve got multiple straight tunnels (plus tunnels I make with blankets because my kids are grown and I need an outlet for that energy lol). I bought this round tunnel in a lark and I was surprised how much they liked it. One cat will chase another around the tunnel, or sometimes a cat will hide in it and pounce at an unsuspecting passerby (feline or human). Occasionally one or two will sleep in the tunnel, not so much in the middle thought. The tunnel is very sturdy and will not collapse even when I push hard on it, and it’s held up well to very rough play (I’ve never had cats as destructive as my kittens). I recommend this…I can’t imagine a cat not liking this!” —Paul G.

Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (also available in a smaller kitten teepee).


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Promising review: “Very nice quality, I love the many openings and zippers. There’s even a pocket on the bag to hold things. Both of my cats love it! They love it so much they’re both actually curled up in it together napping as I type this out. LOL.” —Bulls-eye4795

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in a larger size and five colors).

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A transparent, kitty-carrying bubble backpack you’ve wanted ever since you watched that Taylor Swift documentary.


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Promising review: “Love every feature including the hardness of the shell case, ease of loading her into the zippered shell. My cat also loves it!! She seems to enjoy the adventure it offers her. We took our first trip traveling over four states, I had a crate with a litter box in the car then this was her shuttle going off on adventures such as hiking along lakes – it seems to make her feel safe to see the world with the full visibility but gives her confidence she is safe from an approaching curious dog.” —Jill

Get it on Amazon for $36.99+ (available in six different colors).

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A three-piece set of catnip-stuffed mouse toys your cat can play with, toss around, and even fetch for many days to come.


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Promising review: “Natasha loves these little mice. She fetches them when you throw them. She puts them in my bed, shoes, purse, and in my lap when I’m watching TV. She even tries to feed them by dropping them in food.” —Ms Maria

Get it from Amazon for $1.97+ (available in lots of different sizes and quantities) or Subscribe & Save for $1.97/month.


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Promising review: “We have four lovely furry feline friends who live with us. After replacing all our carpet with flooring we noticed major hair balls floating everywhere like tumbleweeds through the house. Obviously we needed to up our grooming skills. The first time we used it on our cats they weren’t sure about that “big hand” coming after them but it only took once before they started lining up and begging to be groomed. Within a couple of days the “tumbleweeds” had all but disappeared, and even the lint tray in our dryer was cleaner after each load. In addition to the cleanliness positives for this product our cats are calmer and happier. I call it Xanax for cats. Even our somewhat neurotic tabby has became calmer than she’s ever been. This is a great grooming tool and I highly recommend these gloves for any pet.” —Pangu

Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three different colors).

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A pair of nail clippers with a solid grip so you can approach trimming your cat’s claws for the first time with more ease.


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Promising review: “I bought these for my young cat Rocket and thought that I would struggle a little to clip his nails. The last time that they were clipped was during a visit to the vet and they had a hard time with him.. It was so easy to clip them and Rocket barely noticed that he was getting a cut. The quality of the product is great and price was fantastic. Delivery was also very quick!” —Rosemary Sol

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

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An aesthetically-pleasing scratcher mat that’ll last a long time *and* actually look cute in your living room.


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Promising review: “My cats use it daily and it holding up wonderfully. I love that it doesn’t create little pieces of ripped cardboard. We are constantly vacuuming up around the other cheaper cardboard scratch pads we have. Happy to have one less mess to clean!! I plan to buy another soon.” —Ellen Reitzel

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four different shapes).


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Promising review: “I didn’t expect this collar to work, because my cat is very allergic and she gets different reactions on something new, I decided to give a try. This collar works softly and it is not strong enough for her to cause any bad reaction, I’m thankful for to the seller and manufacturer that they really use natural and soft products, I finally got something for my lovely Molly. Many thanks !!!” —Dingsk

Get it from Amazon for $17.

25.

An easy-to-use, fragrance-free flea prevention kit that works for up to 30 days at a time and will finally give you some peace of mind.


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Promising review: “I am a firm believer in the Advantage II product. We have four cats, two of which require the small cat dosage. Living in the flea capital of the world, it was just a matter of time before my fur babies got fleas. The are indoor/lanai kitties. When the fleas first hit we tried Frontline Plus. This proved to not be effective for our cats at all. We tried many natural remedies, again all of them failed. Alas, we stumbled upon Advantage II, and we have been flea free ever since!” —KtK

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in larger doses) or Subscribe & Save for $39.86/month.

26.

A spray cleaner to help remove all traces of stains and odors from your off-white carpet.


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Promising review: “Excellent! I have a 9-month-old male cat who decided to spray on my husband’s clothes in our closet! I was certain that our stuff was ruined. We used this spray and every bit of odor is gone !! I would definitely recommend this product !!” —Dionne Harris

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in a larger size).

27.

A pack of absorbent litter pads that’ll be purrfect for kitties with sensitive noses.


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Promising review: “These litter box liners are the best ever! Thicker than the expensive kind. I was so happy to buy them. It’s the only liners I will buy from now on! THANK YOU!!!!” —jan Keith

Get them from Amazon for $13.06+ (available in packs of 20 and 40 and in three scents) or Subscribe & Save for $13.06/month.

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A 24-can box of wet cat food to keep your picky kitty happy.


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Promising review: “My rescue cat has just six teeth – her two upper fangs and four little kernels on the bottom — so she only eats canned food. I’ve tried giving her other brands because I figured that, just as with humans, eating the same thing over and over again would get boring. However, “Possum” turns up her nose at anything that is not Fancy Feast. She particularly likes these Gravy Lovers flavors. How can I say ‘no’??” —Lisa N.

Get it from Amazon for $13.17+ (larger quantity available) or Subscribe & Save for $13.17/month.


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Promising review: “My cats are more active and happy since I started using this product!” —Lynn

Get it from Amazon for $15.79.

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A sifting, nonstick litter scooper to help you clean up without getting litter ev-ery-where.


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Promising review: “It’s been nearly two weeks now since I received this scoop. Every time I use it I still get amazed that it’s so good. My only regret is not buying one ages ago. The side-to-side shaking required to sift with my old scoop would break the clumps up and the clean litter would become filled with bits of urine soaked litter. This app allows the litter to pass through without shaking, so my litter is staying clean longer, saving me a lot of money! Also, shaking the weight of the old scoop constantly was making my wrist sore. That’s a memory now as well! This scoop has made me feel better, saves me money, and has given my kitties a much more pleasant place to do their business.I wish I could give this item six stars!!” —Dean Reeves II

Get it from Amazon for $12.21.

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And a box of cat waste bags that’ll lock away any lingering smells.


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Promising review: “These bags have been a life saver. Previously I had been using double-bagged plastic grocery bags. But my supermarket stopped using them, and my panicked quest for a suitable replacement began. These bags have met my needs and then some. I scoop litter for my two cats. I’m ashamed to admit that I try and use one bag for a week’s worth of box cleanings. I just twist its top closed after each scooping, and the odor stays inside. It holds SO much litter and I’ve never had one break. LOVE these bags!!” —Kindle Reader

Get it from Amazon for $15.30 (or Subscribe & Save for $15.30/month).

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