5 Accessories Your Cat Will Love

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Karen Dell

Senior Editor • Backyard Cat Enclosures

27 September 2016

Part of your job as a pet parent is keeping your cat’s life exciting. This is no small task, and you’ve probably already spent countless evenings meticulously scrolling through cat products in search of the golden key to feline fulfillment. The bad news is, there is no golden key; the good news is, it’s in five easy-to-assemble pieces. Read on to complete your collection.

Scratching post

It haunts your nightmares: the chalkboard sound of your furbaby tearing into your antique armchair. It’s no use getting mad - scratching is part of the cat life and there’s nothing you can do to erase thousands of years of bad habits. What you can do is provide a constructive outlet for your cat’s destructive traits by buying a scratching post. Make sure your sacrificial lamb is tall enough for your cat to really stretch out on, and sturdy enough not to fall over. A quality scratching post will take endless punishment with its its head held high.

If your cat isn’t showing much interest in its scratching post, you can try training, or bribing it with catnip.

Activity tree

It’s no secret that cats love to explore and climb vertical space, but it’s also no secret that letting your cat outside to roam free is a bad idea. This means that, if you value your curtains, you should provide a place for your cat to climb and lounge up high. Since real trees are out-of-bounds, an activity tree is a pawesome alternative. A good activity tree will quickly become your cat’s favourite item of furniture, and is the perfect place for your kitty to survey its kingdom.

Cat enclosure

Even the most idle indoor cat will experience the occasional bout of cabin fever. And can you blame them? Fresh air and sunshine are the oldest cat accessory in the book. Unfortunately, the great outdoors is as dangerous as it is beautiful - like a thorny rose or an asbestos sculpture. Luckily, there is a way. A secure cat enclosure is an ideal spot for your cat to soak in some rays in purrfect safety and makes a tranquil getaway spot for your kitty’s more reclusive moods. Let your little lion laze about in a cat hammock safely.

Water fountain

Water - that clear, tasteless bringer of life. It’s absolutely essential for every living thing, and your cat absolutely doesn’t care in the slightest. Okay, that’s not true, but your cat is adapted to getting most of its moisture from the critters it ate in the wild, not from a water bowl. This means that its thirst reflex is not well-developed, and a cat may be dehydrated even if there is plenty of water around. Fortunately, there are ways to tempt your cat into drinking more, and one of them is providing a water fountain. Cats go ga-ga for running water, and they won’t be able to resist taking a sip.

Food puzzle

Again, your cat’s wild nature comes up against its modern lifestyle. Where once kitty had to hunt down its dinner, now it simply waits at its bowl at the appointed time. This kind of feeding can be unhealthy for cats, and it’s thought to lead to weight problems and lethargy. With a food puzzle, your cat has to work a little for every bite, which more closely simulates chasing down prey (with none of the mess!).

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