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8 best cat accessories

These finds are the cat’s pajamas (feline sleepwear not actually included)

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by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team
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Cat lovers rejoice. We've compiled a list of some of the most essential cat accessories around — plus some ingenious toys and chic feline attire to pamper your furry little four-legged friend. You could say these must-have items are purrfect (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves) for doting cat owners who want to provide the best for their fluffy animal companions.

Rechargeable pet training exercise chaser and cat light toy

Laser pointer for cat
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • 3 modes: red dot, UV light, flashlight
  • USB rechargeable; no batteries needed

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We’ve all seen cats go bonkers chasing after red dots emitted by laser pointers. If you want to watch your pet bounce around, do it right with this versatile USB rechargeable light toy. The device comes with three different modes, including a white flashlight and a UV detector to spot pet stains, and a button that stays locked down so you don't have to keep squeezing it. The multifunctional exercise chaser provides hours of fun for you and your kitten.

Jumbo hooded cat litter pan

jumbo hooded cat litter pan
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Carbon filter
  • 22.4” x 18.3” x 20”

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Part of the responsibility that comes with owning a cat is dealing with the less-than-appealing cleanup. This covered litter pan — perfect for a house with one, two or even three cats — makes the unpleasant task of scooping up after your pet much easier. The hood gives your cats plenty of privacy and provides convenient cleaning access for owners. Combined with the odor-removing carbon filter, this litter pan makes scrubbing up after your cat a relative breeze.

Knit turtleneck cat sweater

knit turtleneck cat sweater
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Available in pink or blue
  • Available in XS - XL

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This pink pet sweater is a definite must If your cat gets chilled easily or you just want to them look adorable in a turtleneck. The comfy sweater also has a soothing effect on some overly rambunctious cats. And of course, a sweater is a must for any hairless cat living in a cold climate.

Cat activity tree with scratching posts

cat activity tree with scratching posts
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • 3 levels
  • 7 jute scratching posts

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A good scratching post is necessary to keep your cat happy and your furniture safe. This easy-to-assemble, three-tier activity tree is part of the AmazonBasics line and comes with seven fibrous jute-wrapped scratching posts. It’s the perfect jungle gym for your cat to climb, hang off of, lounge on top of or sharpen its claws on.

Foldable travel cat carrier

foldable travel cat carrier
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • For cats up to 35 lbs
  • 23.12” x 18.75” x 17.25”

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Most cats hate to travel, but you can’t go wrong using SportPet Designs’ foldable travel cat carrier when it’s necessary. The carrier is made of sturdy polypropylene and polycarbonate and comes with a sizeable side-opening gate. The wide gate makes it comfortable for your cat to get inside the carrier and for you to get the carrier inside the car. When you're not using the carrier, its foldable design lets you collapse it and tuck it out of sight.

6L automatic cat food dispenser

automatic cat food dispenser
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • 6.5 oz. dry food capacity
  • Program up to 4 meals per day

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Sometimes you have to leave your cherished kitty home alone. If you know you're going to be away for an extended period, the BELOPEZZ Automatic Cat Food Dispenser is the pet feeding solution for you. The large, programmable pet food dispenser comes with 10 seconds of voice recording to grab your cat's attention and dishes out up to four meals a day. You can set each meal to different portion sizes. The smart dispenser also detects any food left behind and cuts back on future portions to avoid overfeeding your cat.

Furminator deshedding tool for cats

furminator deshedding tool for cats
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Made for large cats
  • For long-haired cats

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The Furminator deshedding tool is a great ergonomic gadget to keep cats well-groomed. The tool gets rid of loose undercoat hair and other debris from your cat's fur while keeping their topcoat pristine. This smart little device is your greatest ally in the fight against keeping cat hair from covering your furniture, clothing and house.

Bergan turboscratcher cat toy

bergan turboscratcher cat toy
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PRODUCT DETAILS
  • Replaceable scratchpad
  • Catnip and ball included

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It’s no secret that cats love to play, and this delightful toy keeps your pal distracted for hours. The Turboscratcher comes with catnip to distract and amuse your cat as it chases the ball around in circles and claws away at the replaceable scratchpad. This is an excellent multifunctional accessory for any pet owner who wants a happy, stress-free cat.

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by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Jessica Render is dedicated to providing well-researched, valuable content designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions they can feel confident making. She holds a degree in journalism from Oral Roberts University.