There are all different types of Cat Accessories that exist today on the market such as those that are Cat Trees and Pet Gates and those that are designed for travel such as Carriers for Cats and more. Let's go through each type of cat accessory to better assist you with making the right decision when shopping.
Cat Beds and Loungers:
Cat Beds have been around for centuries in different forms, they're tremendously helpful in helping promote rest and sleep and are often considered to be used as dog beds. Beds that are designed for cats is a matter of comfort, it's always best to test out a few options and calculate their overall rest periods before making a decision on which one to purchase.
Cats typically like to sit on places that are raised off the ground, some are designed to display a cat-like figure and some are smaller in size and double as a cat house by a push of the memorized stitching at the top. Cat Beds are usually smaller in size and composed of more durable grade fabrics that they can't tear through. There are cat beds that exist with actual built-in can teaser toys. It's advisable when first buying a cat bed and introducing your bed to your kitty to sprinkle on some Catnip to introduce them to their lounging areas. Doing so helps promote a calm location and remind and train them when it's time to nap.
Cat Carriers and Travel:
Many carriers that are designed for cats are similar to a dog carrier. There are a variety of carriers that exist today those are designed for those pet owners in need of some device to carry their cat while on-the-go. There are many types of carriers such as travel pet carriers that are airline approved and fit on most airlines for those that are in need of traveling through airports. These types of Pet Carriers are composed of fabric materials that are tougher-grade in quality and durable, these carriers often feature a removable inner cardboard pad that is further reversible for proper stability when traveling with proper ventilation which is a need as planes tend to climb higher-up in altitudes that can thicken the air they breath. It's also great idea to make sure they're collapsible.
There are also Cat Kennels that are also used for dogs, Kennels for dogs and cats are typically composed of plastic material and are designed for transporting and are sturdier and bulkier, most designs aren't collapsible and those that do are still bulkier. These types of carriers are commonly purchases when transporting your cat to veterinarians or parks and places that require added support.
If you're looking for something more fashionable or trendy you might want to look for something more in the tote category or those that are sling and over-the-shoulder for those that want something that provides both back-support and fashion. Fashion Pet Carriers are normally not airline approved although there are few that are we carry. They're ultra stylish and great when walking in urban areas such as to the salon or groomer and veterinarian and look great when walking in social situations as they typically resemble a purse.
When buying an Airline Approved Dog Carrier (Or one specifically designed for cats) it's important to check with your airline company as many airlines abide by their own travel size guidelines and policies and always check the measurement specifications of the pet carrier you're looking to purchase.
Cat and Dog Crates, Gates and Playpens
Cat Crates are available in a multitude of forms and range form those that are soft-sided with metallic folding mechanisms that collapse or fold and are perfect for travel and there are lighter-grade versions for those that want something feather-like in weight that are wired folding dog crates. Both Soft-Sided and Wired Crates options feature multiple mesh entrances and some even feature roll up mesh windows. They're equipped with included and reversible inner pads that are also machine washable and they also feature inner-leash connectors that provide proper security with moon-roof zippered entrances for proper placement. Soft Sided crates are heavier in weight and provide more stability in house and those that are wired are easier to carry and less in weight therefore it's always a trade-off and a matter of preference.
Many Cat Crates are designed to provide security or a place they're familiar with while doubling as a miniature dog or cat house a great alternative to those that aren't looking for costly built houses that are harder to assemble.
If you're looking for something more long-term and something more durable than perhaps a soft-sided crate there are many metal dog crates that exist on the market today, those types of crates are heavier in weight meaning they're more costly when shipping and harder to schlep around. Metal crates are commonly used for those that want something more permanent and stable to provide their longer-term living quarters in your home.
Cat Technology (And Bowls and Feeders)
With the invention and modernization of technology, there are hundreds or types of both Non-Connected electronic pet devices and those that are Bluetooth and WiFi enabled. Smart Pet Products were designed to both assist with everyday tasks many might find cumbersome and for those that wish to purchase tech products that are designed to promote activity and keep tabs on their health. Cat Technology devices are always becoming increasing popular those these reasons.
Smart Cat devices such as Smart Dog Feeders are designed to provide proper food portions and convenience as they enable users to provide their pets food where ever their owners are from their smart phone devices where there is both WiFi and cellular connection. There are also those equipped with cameras, microphones and speakers such as Dog Video Monitors that allow two-way communication so users can speak, listen and watch their cat or dog anywhere in the home and reward them with dog treats or cat food that is preferably dried.
Speaking of health and how that relates to consumption, there are also a wide variety of Cat Fountains that exist and some that are filtered for those health conscious cat owners looking to provide them with the very best nourishment. There are also fountains for cats that feature built-in motion sensors and alert users when to both add water and replace the included filter cartridges, check out the PETKIT Eversweet Filtered Cat Fountain if you're looking for something that provides hydration. Cats love moving water and it's a way to help promote their need to constantly hydrate.
As for devices that are not-connected for those less tech savvy there are basic plug-in and programmable electric devices such a pet feeders that disperse food at a given time and those that feature programmable time feeders to ensure your pet is consuming the right dosage of food. There are also smart dog toys or electronically controlled cat chasers and teasers among so many options out there that exist. For most of us it's a matter or preference and need. Finding that right synergy in your smart pet device that provides a meaningful function and one that offers additional needs is likely to be the best choice you could search for.
Cat Collars, Leashes and Harnesses:
There are thousands upon thousands of options out there for Cat Collars, Leashes and Harnesses and are becoming more of a need with today's growing population especially for those cat owners whom live in highly populated urban areas and cat owners that own more than just one cat or kitten in their home. Let's go through each category so you can make the best possible and well informed decision.
Cat Collars and Leashes:
Collars designed for cats are also available with cat bells or chimes. Cat Collars are usually softer in material due to the fact that the average cat or kitten weighs more than the average dog or puppy and therefore cat owners may seem to tug harder and provide more stress on their necks. It's highly advisable to loose-leash-walk or gently walk your cat. Cat Collars are typically in the shape of a cord and most are made of cotton or softer fabrics and many come equipped with accented leashes. If you're looking for a leash and you're looking for something more durable there are a plethora of dog leashes that work well with cats, we advise if doing so to shop for a leash that provides lots of tension as this also assists or provides less tension around the sensitive neck areas.
Cat Bells and Chimes used on collars are a great addition to cat owners looking for an added safety feature, not only are they fashionable they're also provide a nice function, they make calming noises that cats love to hear and they let their owners know where they are at all times. Cat's are very quite animals and it's always nice to know where your feline is scattering around the home. Some even open up for placement of catnip or calming essential oils.
Cat Harnesses unlike both leashes and collars are tougher-grade due to the fact that cats are known to wiggle through objects as their spines are flexible and the way their bone-structures in their body are configured. Harnesses for cats provide more security than do collars as they fully secure their bodies, that includes in and around the chest area. They have a nice leash connector and are very resourceful when moving around. Harnesses are usually purchased or sold with matching leashes and any standard dog leash with proper flexibility works well with these.
Lastly, Cat Trees are the most commonly purchased household items for cats, they're been around for a while and they'll always remain a staple in cat households. Cat Trees are similar to Cat Scratching Posts as they provide plenty of hiding areas and help provide a separate living area for your cat with multiple locations for climbing and playing and are available in smaller sizes to larger. Larger sizes are typically used for cat owners with multiple cats and are especially great for those with cute little cat play dates. Not only are they beneficial in establishing their own living areas, but they provide plenty of areas to scratch as many include cat scratching posts.
They're widely popular with cat owners that want to keep a clean and sanitary home while keeping their furniture and carpets as stain and smell free as possible. Cats usually spend less time sitting on your furniture if they have their own little bachelor pads to lounge on. Cats just love lounging and hiding and this provides them with the perfect ecosystem. There are also others that are fashionable and look great in your homes.
If you're looking for an on-the-go alternative than try looking for Travel Cat Trees, they're way less in bulk and they collapse and fold and are fantastic space savers. They're especially fantastic when visiting another persons home or traveling to newer places or rooms they're not so familiar with. They provide a great deal of comfort and help relieve anxiety as they feel they're at home while traveling to any of your destinations and they're easy to assemble.