The Your Cat shopping guide to home essentials

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14 August 2020
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We showcase some brilliant products that will help make life at home with a cat that bit easier.

As all cat lovers know, there is nothing better than sharing your home with your feline friend — home truly is where the cat is!

To ensure your home remains the idyllic place of relaxation, there is also a need to do all the essential things to keep your cat happy and comfortable, from refreshing the litter tray to potentially giving your cat access to the great outdoors.

There are a range of brilliant products on the market to help you with this and make life as a cat owner as easy as possible — we call these the home essentials.

Here we showcase some great products that will help you both live in harmony at home…

Easy Spot-On Wormer for Cats & Kittens

GOOD FOR: KEEPING AWAY PARASITES

New from Johnsons, the ‘Easy Spot-On Wormer for Cats & Kittens’ is a fast and effective treatment for tapeworm. It comes as an easy-to-use spot-on wormer and is ideal for cats who struggle to take tablets. It is suitable for all cats and kittens from 1kg in bodyweight. So ensure your cat is happy at home and worm free!
PRICE: £6.49
WHERE TO BUY: Pet shops, specialist pet stores, and pet superstores.

Tomsgates

GOOD FOR: A STYLISH CAT FLAP

Tomsgates makes beautiful, high-quality, wooden cat doors for in walls and doors. The cat doors have a wind and rainproof rubber flap with insulating wooden slats, patented in 2013. The flap closes silently thanks to the rubber-on-rubber closures. On the inside, the cat doors have a 2cm thick closing door with steel locks, and on the outside, they don’t attract attention like typical pet doors. They are easy to install yourself or you can have them neatly installed by the professional fitting service.
PRICE: £235
WHERE TO BUY: www.tomsgates.com

Pettex Pampuss Wood Pellet Cat Litter

GOOD FOR: A SUSTAINABLE CAT LITTER

For cats to feel comfortable in the home, having the right place to toilet is essential. Pampuss is the ideal litter for both cats and owners alike! Highly absorbent and pine fresh, Pampuss wood pellets release a pleasant aroma to effectively tackle unwanted odours, while superior dust extraction leaves paws and fur clean. Made from recycled wood, the pellets are biodegradable, free from additives, and light to handle.
PRICE: £11.49 for 30L
WHERE TO BUY: Online retailers or visit www.pettex.co.uk to find your local stockist.

Beaphar CatComfort

GOOD FOR: MAKING CATS FEEL SAFE AT HOME

Everyone likes to feel safe and secure at home, and our cats are no different. The Beaphar CatComfort Calming Range uses pheromone technology to effectively reassure your cat, helping them settle in, feel at home in no time, and reduce unwanted behaviours. The spray is ideal for using on bedding and blankets, and is effective for up to five hours, while the diffuser provides continuous reassurance for up to 30 days.
PRICE: Diffuser £18; Spray £10
WHERE TO BUY: beaphar.com/cat-comfort

Odor-Kill

GOOD FOR: GETTING RID OF SMELLS

When it comes to home essentials, a product to keep the home clean and free from smells and harmful bacteria is a top priority. Odor-Kill is a powerful deodoriser that can be used anywhere; on cat litter trays, carpets, flooring, and catios. Importantly, it’s safe for your pets when still wet. It’s very economical too, as you dilute 20mls in a litre of water. It is loved by catteries but is available to all.
PRICE: from £6.50 for 500ml
WHERE TO BUY: www.animal-health.co.uk or call 01787 476400.

PlexiDors

GOOD FOR: RELIABLE ACCESS IN AND OUT FOR YOUR CAT

Having a cat flap can give your cat choice and freedom about when to head out and enjoy the outdoors. PlexiDors are professionally engineered and manufactured from high-quality materials to provide years of safe, trouble-free service for cat owners. PlexiDors do not require frequent replacement flaps, and their frames are made of heavy-duty aluminium that will not rust, bend, crack, or warp. Secure, lockable, hard-wearing, quiet, and energy efficient.
PRICE: from £189
WHERE TO BUY: www.catdoors.co.uk