Celebrate National Cat Day with These Top-Rated Amazon Finds That Cat Parents Swear By

updated Oct 29, 2019
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Your cat may think every day is National Cat Day, but it’s actually today, Oct. 29. While the holiday is meant to encourage giving homeless felines a forever home, it’s also the perfect excuse to celebrate your precious pet. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best-selling Amazon products that cat parents swear by. From a litter pan that gives your cat privacy (and you an odor-free home) to a lounger for never-ending nap sessions to a super silent fountain that keeps them hydrated, these game-changing finds will have both of you purring with delight.

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Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan

With over 7,457 reviews, this jumbo cat litter pan has been dubbed the “Cadillac of kitty boxes” by several customers. While it’s large enough to fit several kitties, it also offers plenty of room for solo cats to do their business in privacy. The carbon filter eliminates odors while the large door flap gives you easy access to scoop out litter. The hood can also be detached for a deeper cleaning. “This is hands down the BEST litterbox!” raved a reviewer.

Buy: Catit Jumbo Hooded Cat Litter Pan, $29.99

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DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop

From litter pans onto litter scoops—this large cat litter scoop is another favorite with more than 7,000 reviews and 4.8 stars. The solid aluminum section doubles as a hacking tool for hardened clumps (sorry, we went there!), while the sturdy, padded handle makes maneuvering easier. “I would have gone through at least two or three plastic scoops by now (definitely more with the way I’m using it now),” said one cat parent. “If you have a cat, grab yourself one of these. You won’t be sorry.”

Buy: DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop, $12.99

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Pieviev Cat Litter Mat Litter Trapping Mat

Rounding off the trifecta of litter box must-haves is this super popular (1,048 ratings and 4.4-stars!) mat, which has tiny holes that catch any spilled litter and makes clean up a breeze. Just lift up the mat and pour the litter back in! “I was facing a real issue with my two new kittens tracking litter EVERYWHERE so much so that I was considering switching from the litter that I love to something non-tracking but with no good alternatives,” said one hassled (now happy!) reviewer. “Much research later, I come across this mat…now the litter tracking is 99% contained!”

Buy: Pieviev Cat Litter Mat Litter Trapping Mat, $15.99 $12.99

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PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

This very modern-looking piece of furniture is actually an immensely popular and highly-rated cat scratcher/lounger made from cardboard. The curvy design makes it easier for pets to rub against (or sprawl out on for naps), while the neutral color and curvilinear shape save it from being an eyesore. One innovative reviewer even hung it up like a shelf for her cats to hang out on. “My friends don’t even realize they are cat shelves until the cats jump on them!” she wrote. “Fast forward over a year later & they’re still in pretty good shape.”

Buy: PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge, $49.95

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UPSKY Double Dog Cat Bowls Premium Stainless Steel Pet Bowls

With a little more than 1,000 reviews (4.4-stars), these double bowls come with a no-spill construction that can withstand even the most playful knocks and tip-overs. The central portion is thoughtfully elevated, limiting the impact of any stress caused to your cat’s neck, while the tray portion below catches spilled food and water. “I love not having kitty kibble all over the floor around the cat food bowl – this catches all the crumbs and dropped pieces, so you’re not kicking around the odd piece of kibble across the room,” said a reviewer.

Buy: UPSKY Double Dog Cat Bowls Premium Stainless Steel Pet Bowls, $11.99

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Veken Automatic Cat Water Fountain

Do you have a cat who can’t seem to get enough hydration? Change up your kitty’s water situation with this very cool automatic water fountain that is “DEAD” silent and even comes with a matching floor mat to reduce spills. It’s also equipped with three levels of filters, ensuring that the water your pet consumes is pure and germ-free. “My vet explained that cats will not intentionally find water when they’re thirsty,” explains one reviewer. “They are ‘opportunistic’ drinkers, so the more places they have to get water when they’re thirsty the healthier they’ll be and the less likely they’ll have UTI & kidney problems!” Who knew?

Buy: Veken Automatic Cat Water Fountain, $26.99

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Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

Brushing your cat’s fur isn’t always a pleasant experience for them. The bristles can end up poking their skin and leave them bruised or chafed. Cue: This self-cleaning slicker brush with 9,780 ratings and 4.7 stars. The bristles are designed to gently remove loose hair without hurting your cat, detangle knots, abd trap dander and dirt. Once you’re done, simply press the button to retract the bristles and swipe away fur. As one reviewer put it: “Where has this thing been all my life?!”

Buy: Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush, $15.99

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Youngever 24 Cat Toys 

We’re not surprised that these cat toys rank as number one bestsellers on Amazon with over 1,300 ratings. Just look at how much fun they are! There’s a collapsible cat tunnel for some hide and seek, a cat teaser wand and feather toy to keep your kitty stimulated, tons of balls and springs and even a family of fluffy mice for your cat to hang with. “Simon Bananas absolutely loves it, especially the hanging toys in it,” said one happy cat parent. “When he is not running back and forth through it, he is sleeping in it…Highly recommend!”

Buy: Youngever 24 Cat Toys, $10.95

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AmazonBasics Cat Scratching Post and Hammock

With almost 4.7 stars, this little piece of furniture will help keep your cat away from your own human-sized furniture. The natural jute fiber scratching posts keep nails healthy while the hammock is a cozy spot for cat naps. Even better? You can pick color options to match it to your own decor. “It took him all of 5 minutes to warm up to it and now it’s his favorite thing,” said one pleased reviewer. “And the best part? He uses the scratching posts instead of my couch! Woooo! Very happy with this purchase”

Buy: AmazonBasics Cat Scratching Post and Hammock, $25.56 $22.52

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Pet Republique Dog and Cat Nail Clippers and Nail Grinder Series

Trimming nails is never an easy task for either you or your cat. That’s why it’s essential to have nail clippers that are equipped to get the job done quickly without causing discomfort. This set (4.5-stars and 1,700 plus ratings!) is made from thick stainless steel and comes equipped with a soft rubberized grip to give you control while getting the job done. “Virtually no noise, so quick that the nails didn’t heat up, and I was able to leave a comfortable length so as not to hurt the cats,” said one reviewer. “No more pointed remarks from them. After the first minute, they put up with it, kind of like they do when we put hats on them for Halloween or Christmas.”

Buy: Pet Republique Dog and Cat Nail Clippers and Nail Grinder Series, $11.99 $6.99