Below are products that I regularly recommend to my clients.  To be completely transparent, I am an affiliate for Amazon, so I do get paid when you purchase these supplies using the below links (if they are from Amazon; I am not an affiliate of any of the other companies listed here).  HOWEVER, I’ve been recommending these resources long before becoming an affiliate because I know they work, either from experience with my own cats, or through feedback from my clients.  If you have any questions about these products, please let me know!

Interactive Toys  •  Recommended Books and Readings  •  Food Puzzles and Feeders  •  Cleaning Supplies and Resources  •  Natural and Holistic Remedies  •  Deterrents (Scratching/Counter-Surfing) •  Other Recommendations and Resources


Interactive Toys

Good toys are a MUST when you have cats.  I HIGHLY recommend wand toys – specifically Da Bird – and various lures (which you can easily modify to use with Da Bird) to mimic your cats’ natural prey items: birds, mice, snakes, and insects (among other things).  See my article about the various types of cat toys and the prey sequence HERE.  Below are the wand toys and lures that I’ve been recommending to my clients for years:

  The Da Bird Pole Toy (36″): Interactive Guinea Feather Cat Toy

 

 

  Handmade Natural Feather Cat Toy Da Bird Refills (6-Pack)

 

 

Da Bird Purr-Peller Refill for Da Bird

 

 

Go Cat Mouse Refill  Go Cat Catcher Mouse Refill Toy

 

 

 

 Da Rat Refill Toy (3-Pack)

 

 

Neko Flies Kragonfly  Neko Flies Kragonfly Lure (you can easily modify this to fit on the Da Bird rod, or you can purchase the Neko Flies Rod and Kragonfly Set)

 

 

Neko Flies Kattipede (my cats’ favorite – again, you can easily modify this to fit on the Da Bird rod; there are many other Neko Flies lures, too!)

 

 

Worm Toy Lures (easily clips on to Da Bird for bug and/or snake play)

 

 

Cat Charmer  Cat Charmer Interactive Wand Toy (this is great for playing snake/string games)

 

 

Cat Dancer  Cat Dancer Lure Toy (this is a simple toy that mimics bugs – cats love it)

 

 

Tech-Inspired Cat Toys - Engaser Purple  Engaser USB-Rechargeable Laser Pointer (comes in purple or white; mimics bugs, and no more dead laser pointers!)

 


Recommended Books and Readings

CatificationCatification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (And You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

 

 

Catify to SatisfyCatify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

 

 

Beyond Squeaky ToysBeyond Squeaky Toys by Nicole Nicassio-Hiskey & Cinthia Alia Mitchell

 

 

Trick Training for CatsTrick Training for Cats: Smart Fun with the Clicker by Christine Hauschild

 

 

 

Clik StikKaren Pryor Clik Stik (ok, it’s not a book, but it’s my favorite clicker because it comes with a telescoping target)

 

 

   Simple clickers with wrist strap

 

 

  Brain Games for Cats by Claire Arrowsmith

 

 

Cat vs CatCat vs. Cat: Keeping Peace when You Have More than One Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett

 


Food Puzzles and Feeders

Trixie Tunnel FeederTrixie Tunnel Feeder (good starter food puzzle, works great with kibble)

 

 

Trixie Activity CenterTrixie 5-in-1 Activity Center (great for both dry treats/kibble, and wet food in the shallow square structures)

 

 

Trixie Mad ScientistTrixie Mad Scientist (a little more difficult, good for treats)

 


Cleaning Supplies and Resources

Anti Icky Poo Odor RemoverMisterMax Anti Icky Poo Odor Remover 1-pint spray bottle and 1-gallon refill (claims to be 30 times stronger than Nature’s Miracle!)

 

 

P-BathMisterMax P-Bath 1-pint Pre-Treatment for fabrics and carpet

 

 

FizzionFizzion CO2-based pet stain cleaner (I don’t recommend this on soft surfaces, but it’s great for hard surface cleaning).

 

 

Zero OdorZero Odor Pet Stain Remover and Molecular Odor Eliminator (I don’t use Zero odor to clean fabrics or carpet because it has detergents in it, but I will lightly mist above the stain once it has been treated with an enzyme cleaner like Anti Icky Poo.  This way, the odor is neutralized while the enzyme cleaner is working, and it doesn’t kill the beneficial enzymes.)

 

Integrity Carpet CleaningIf you are in need of carpet or upholstery cleaning and are located in Southwest Washington, I highly recommend Nate from Integrity Cleaning.  We use him to clean our own carpets, and many of my clients are satisfied customers!  He knows all about cat urine stains and how to treat them.  Contact Nate at 360-503-7200 or visit his website for more information or to book an appointment.


Natural and Holistic Remedies

   Bach’s Rescue Remedy for Pets – Single or Two-Pack

 

 

   Jackson Galaxy’s line of Holistic Solutions for cats – there are many different formulas; check them out HERE.


Deterrents (Scratching, Counter-Surfing)

Sticky Paws can be used on furniture to deter scratching, or placed on placemats and put on tables and counters to prevent counter-surfing.  Sticky Paws comes in strips, on a roll, and in sheets.

 

 

   Ssscat Spray motion-detecting air canister base unit

 

 

   Ssscat Spray refill cans.  Comes in singles, two-packs, three-packs, and six-packs.


Other Recommendations and Resources

   Catit corner-mounted self-groomer

 

 

   WOPet Automatic timer feeder with cold pack for wet food – double feeder (shown) or single unit

 

 

   Energizer automatic night-light (set of two) – these are great near litterboxes!

 

 

   Catit “Vesper” furniture line – includes modern and stylish cat trees, cubbies, and scratchers.

 

 

 

Kittyo WiFi Remote pet cam, laser toy, and treat dispenser – even takes pictures and video; controlled through your smart phone!  Read about my Kittyo in an article I wrote about tech-inspired cat gifts (and use the code marci@fbs to get $10 off).