6 Cat Products You Need to Be Buying From Amazon
There are only so many hours in the day. With the hours being spent on work, housework, and remaining sane, there's not many left in a day. That means there is only so much time for you to spend with your kitties. And that time is shortened even more when you have to run to the store and get them the things that you both need.
As I've said before, the intent of this blog is to be a resource that you can come to, get your information in one place, log off and be done. You can spend less time on the internet and more time loving on your cats. The same is true for buying things for them.
Before you go any further, I want to try something. I want to you see if you can guess that six cat products that I recommend people to be buying on Amazon. See if you can guess them all. If you think you can, and are correct, let me know in the comments below. Depending on how many of you get them correct, I may offer a freebie to the ones who are correct or read this all the way.
How many of you already have Amazon orders coming to your house? Or have items in your shopping cart on Amazon that you're waiting for the free shipping to place that order? Many of us tend to go to Amazon Prime to order our own products, so why not do the same for our animals?
People have always been finding ways to become more efficient. You can have your groceries delivered, you can have fast food delivered, there are people who can come and drive you around. Why not the same for the animals?
Well, the great news is that there is, in fact, something that exists. Amazon has the option where you can ‘subscribe and save'. This means you get a discounted, fixed-rate price for these products. In addition, you can pick how often you want to have these items delivered. No more do you have to run out to the store at 8 pm because you're at of wet cat food and you know the cat won't stop meowing until they get it. (Trust me, been there. Done that).
Now we just get it delivered to our door, and the cats no longer are annoyed with us. (Except of course if we get a flavor they don't feel like that day, because of cats). So, I wanted to share with you the six things that I get from Amazon's subscribe and save option that makes my life easier. This allows me to spend more time playing with my cats rather than searching for different toys or food that they may like that doesn't cost a ton. So why do you spend less time searching the internet for cat products, and see what I use? Don't worry, I also provide other options, because just because my cats like it, doesn't mean all cats do.
Let's start with the most obvious one. Cat Litter. You use it, you love it, you scoop it. And if you are like me, you hate buying it and usually forget it at the store. Living in an apartment on the second floor, there is nothing quite like carrying two 20 pound cat litter containers up a flight of stairs.
This was actually the first thing I started to buy on Amazon, and where I found the ‘Subscribe and Save' Option. I get the cat litter sent to my house every two months, and it comes in packs of two. I look at the grocery store every time I am there, and over half the time, the price is more expensive at the grocery. Now I never have to pick and chose when I can get the litter because it is on sale, or not on sale.
So which one do I use? Well right now, I love to get Tidy Cats delivered to my house. My cats like it, it is easy for me to scoop up, and the smell is very manageable. The Tidy Cats that I use I show above, you can actually just click the link, or image to see the exact option I use.
The other options that can be found on Amazon are Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Platinum, or Fresh Step Scented Litter with Febreze. These are rather just as high by customer reviews as the Tidy Cats as offers different qualities that Tidy Cats may not.
I currently have not tried Arm & Hammer or Fresh Step, since the ease of subscribing to Tidy Cats is so simple, but from the customer reviews I've done about these two, I may just have to try them out. You can find the options in the links above for those two cat litters. Those are my top two alternatives right now, but if I find any others, I like better I will continue to update this.
Next is wet cat food. In all honesty, I am doing these in the order that I decided to start subscribing on Amazon. I actually did not decide to start buying these on Amazon because I wanted convenience. In all reality, my girl kittens are EXTREMELY picky about the type of wet food they like.
There is nothing worse than going to the grocery store, knowing you need a certain type of food, only to find they are out. Or worse, they don't have the amount that you need. That means that you have to go back to the store sometime that week, or hope your cats like the other food you get.
Hence the discovery of Amazon. And after that, there really was no going back. It is so nice to know that they are going to get their food delivered at the same time, every month. And it's the same price! Now I can spend my time at the grocery store picking out one or two random wet food to hope they will venture out.
Actually, I'm currently on a hunt for more options for them to have wet food-wise. So if there are any that I do not list here, please reach out to me and give me ideas! They are picky girls. Phoebe more than Wobbles, but you can definitely tell that they have favorites that prefer over others.
So what wet food do they like? Well if the image at the top hasn't told you already, it is Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers. They also gravitate towards the Beef option of that, but will usually eat the chicken and turkey when they are feeling wild. I love this option because it is a good portion for each of them. We just dump it on their cute little cat food plate, at let them go to town.
The other wet cat food that they will eat here and there is Friskies. I say here and there because there are some nights where Phoebe looks at this food like, ‘seriously?!' and other times where she just starts eating. It really depends on their mood but I like to give them options.
Lucky number three is dry cat food. This is very similar to wet cat food. Actually, I started doing them in conjunction with one another. I figured, why not get all their food in one place? Makes my life a little easier to not have to worry about running out of food. (Currently the image is not showing, the link still will take you to the correct Amazon Product*)
Dry food is a tricky subject in our household. Why? Because of Phoebe. She tends to shed more than most cats, even with a lot of brushing. This means she is more susceptible to hairballs. She needs cat food that she likes, that also prevents hairballs.
We have tried so many different brands and usually can tell they don't work by being awoken to her hacking and a nice lump of hairball/food mixture (too much information, sorry) on the floor. However, we have been very lucky to find a brand that she not only likes, but doesn't give her hairballs. And best of all, Wobbles also likes it! It's really a win/win situation.
To no surprise, it is the Purina Indoor Cat Chow. This has weight prevention, hairball control, and apparently a great taste. Obviously, I don't know that personally since I have not tasted it, but the cats seem to like it.
Our back up is usually Friskies Gravy, though we have to be careful with how much we feed her of that. If we don't mix in the Purina every so often, she will get the occasional hairball. So as much as I like variety, I prefer a healthy, happy Phoebe first.
I have also heard wonderful reviews about Royal Canin, though I have not tried it out myself. What I have heard is that it is easy on the cat's stomachs, they seem to like it, and does not have a lot of preservatives. The only downside that I seem to hear about it is it can be on the pricier side, so that will come down to how your cat likes the various dry food.
The first three options may have been more obvious, but what if while you're ordering cat food for your babies, you could also get some toys for them that they like. That is less time you have to spend searching the internet for good toys for your babies and more time actually playing with them!
I have a crazy helpful tip that I need to share with you guys. There is this toy that my cats are OBSESSED with. And I do not say that lightly. Wobbles will carry this toy around from room to room and has gone through almost two already because she loves it so much. e.
In fact, I have even gotten Phoebe to play with this toy, and she is not one for playing. So what is this toy? It is actually called a cat dancer. The best thing about it? The cost! It is so cheap, so simple but my cats go CRAZY! There is also an option to get one with a catnip-filled mouse at the bottom. You can save money, save time, and get a toy that you can use to play with your cats and keep them entertained when you're sick of playing.
If you are not a big fan of the cat dancer, lucky for you, there are so many other options on toys you can get. Lasers, interactive toys, or plush toys. If I want to give the girls another toy, I always love to give them plush toys that have catnip inside. It gives them something to play with on their own without that sometimes being one of my socks.
Moving right along, and kind of going back to the food portion, treats. My thought process is, if you're getting food, litter, and toys for your cat, why not add some dessert in there for them as well. You can compare prices, get free shipping, and get the exact treats you want for your cat.
Just like their momma, my cats are not picky when it comes to treats. There are some that they like more than others. But if you lay down treats, they will not go uneaten.
The girls love temptations treats, in practically all the flavors. The best thing is you can get them in giant containers which are pretty low in cost. When they are sick of the temptation flavors, I like to mix it up with Purina's Whisker Lickin'. This kind is a soft, chewy treat that provides a different texture compared to their dry, crispy temptation treats.
When I decided to start adding treats onto my Amazon list of purchases, it was mostly out of a lump sum decision. It was one less thing I had to think about at the grocery store, and I could pick and choose which flavors or brand I wanted this week. Luckily, the girls are not too picky when it comes to treats so it was more of a personal decision rather than a requirement.
Last, but certainly not least is Pheromones. Okay, maybe they are kind of least on the list, mostly because they are the last things I decided to purchase on Amazon. I will admit that sometimes I am a baby cat mom when it comes to Pheromones. As I have said before, pheromones help keep cats calm and feel that their scent is all around the house. This prevents them from feeling that they need to rub everything and put their scent on things.
It is also extremely helpful when you are moving from one place to another, or if you are going to be gone for extended periods of time. I usually always make sure I have pheromones whenever we move because it helps keeps the cats calm during the move.
This is where the bad momma side of me comes out. When I am at a house for a long period of time, I will sometimes forget to freshen up their pheromones. I know my cats are happy and relaxed in their current environment that I am not always great about keeping them filled.
Luckily, when I got them on Amazon this most recent time, I saw the option to subscribe and save. This means that now I can have the pheromones come to my house every 4-6 months. No longer do I have to worry about forgetting to pick them up. They just show up at my doorstep around the time they need to be changed. This makes my life so much easier in the long run, and probably for some happier cats.
Well, those are my top six recommendations when it comes to buying cat products. These are things that I use in my everyday life with cats, and that my cats like. It saves me time each week to not be shopping for them, stressing about which things to buy and when. And allows me to spend more time playing with my cats with their new toys.
Like I've said before, these are just the products that I use now. I always love to hear the suggestions of others and always update my posts when I find something new and exciting, so continue to be on the lookout!