If you have been hanging around MHM for awhile you have probably seen the adorable kitty babies pop up. If not, I will catch you up to speed on kitty situation. John and I foster abandoned kittens and have had over 75 kitties come through our home on the way to their furrever homes. Out of those 75 we have foster failed with six indoor kitties and two outside barn kitties. All of this to say, I feel pretty confident about my abilities to share 5 must have cat products.
As you would imagine, there is a fair amount of maintenance that comes with a small pride of cats. I will note that most houseguests have no idea that we have cats until they actually see them. They aren't tipped off by an aroma.
6 kitties + clean freak Kitty Momma = a household that has tried every product known to man.
These are my 5 must have cat products!
A good vacuum is a must! We love the Hoover OnePWR Evolve Pet Vacuum because it works on carpet or hard floors and picks up all of the inevitable cat hair quickly and effortlessly. The battery is on Hoover's ONEPWR network so every battery works with every product! It is fairly quiet so the cats don't even move from their nap spots when I am cleaning up after them.. What a life! #sponsored
I use Yesterday's News inside because it is made from recycled newspaper and creates absolutely no dust. It works really well and the pellets are too big for the kitties to track them out of the box. This litter is also great if your cat has recently had surgery because the small particles of the clumping litter can get in their wounds. However, you cannot use this litter in an automatic litter box. My litter routine is usually pretty different from other people's because I do not scoop. We completely change out our 3 litter boxes twice a week and use these litter box liners. Ill say it again for those people in the back, the key to this litter is DO NOT SCOOP it. Scooping break up the particles and it starts to smell, this is why we do a full change twice a week.
I joke and call this litter deodorizer the “dry shampoo of cat boxes. I LOVE this because I add a little bit every other day or so and it keeps my cat boxes smelling nice and fresh. Whenever we do a full litter box change we add a sprinkle in the bottom of the box liner as well and it really helps keep things fresh.
Our vet recommended Composure for stressful situations. Composure is an all natural supplement that will help naturally relax your cat or dog. Sylvie has really bad anxiety when she has to go to the vet. The anxiety is so bad that one vet wanted to sedate her for visits. Our new vet suggested Composure and it completely works! Since it is natural, you can use it whenever your cat may need to calm down. For example we use it if the kitties have to travel or if there are small children coming to the house. I highly recommend this product because it does not drug your cat, it just makes it easier for them to cope with the stressful situation naturally.
5. Pet Insurance
Let me set the scene, it's a month before our wedding and Toulouse is three months old. The poor little guy starts coughing uncontrollably. We of course take him to our favorite vet in Savannah and long story short he has pneumonia. I was already stressed from the wedding and the holidays. This was NOT the time to be making life or death pet decisions based on money. Overnight our free, rescue kitten turned into a $1,500 kitty but he is worth every penny!
From that point forward, I never wanted to be in a position to choose between my animal's care and finances. All of our pets now have pet insurance. It's more economical than you may think. Our plan covers everything including well visits, flea medication, spay and neuter, shots, and surgeries. It also includes a 24 hour vet line in case you have after hours questions for a vet. If you want more information you can find it here.
What are your must have cat products?