You’re always on the hunt for cool things to buy for your cat, right? Right. Us too!

But, like all cat parents, we know the pains of disappointment when our precious gift arrives, we present it to our cat, and the little guy goes straight for the Amazon box it came in.

To solve our heartache, we tracked down 5 innovative products that are guaranteed to make your cat happy and have the added bonus of making your life easier.

The Kitty Tube

kitty tube

The big dilemma… Do you let your cat go outside and brave the dangers and excitement of the world or keep her safe and sound inside? It’s a problem every cat lover faces, especially when you see how eager your cat is to roam the outdoors as she stares out the window watching the birds fly away.


If you’ve decided to let your cat put on her big girl booties and head outside, you may want to consider investing in the Kitty Tube.


The Kitty Tube is an insulated cat house that offers your cat a nice, safe hideaway when she’s outdoors. Especially on days when you leave your cat home alone and she wanders outdoors, the Kitty Tube protects her from the weather, predators, and discomfort.


In fact, your cat will feel like a queen inside the Kitty Tube. It comes with a custom pet pillow, durable awnings, and a removable clear flap door to keep dust and other critters out. And yes, the pillow is machine washable.


While you may still wonder what your gorgeous girl is up to outside, you can heave a sigh of relief knowing she has her very own luxurious bunker to protect her.

Cat Zoom Groom Brush

zoom groom brush

Does your cat have a love-hate relationship with grooming? Ours, too. That’s why we love the Cat Zoom Groom Brush.


Most pet brushes have rigid, mean-looking bristles that can irritate your cat’s skin. While she may put up with the groom session for a few strokes, you’re likely to get a claw to the hand sooner or later. The bristles on the Cat Zoom Groom Brush, on the other hand, are flexible and soft.


The Cat Zoom Groom Brush is made by Kong, one of the most trusted brands in pet pampering. Though it may look like a toy from a Happy Meal, it attracts hair like your favorite blouse and holds on tight.


Better still is the Cat Zoom Groom Brush’s ability to stimulate capillaries in your cat’s skin to promote healthy oil production for a soft, supple coat.


No more frustration over clouds of cat hair during grooming time for you, and no more sore skin from traditional brushes for your cat. Win, win.

PrettyLitter

pl bag

Well, of course! We love PrettyLitter, not just because it’s our own (dare we say, brilliant) invention, but because we’ve seen hundreds of cases where PrettyLitter has saved a cat’s life.


Cats are notorious for hiding their ailments. While dogs will whimper, limp, or just look sad with their big droopy eyes, cats try to hang tough and fight through the pain. As one PrettyLitter customer put it, “Your litter was the ONLY thing that alerted me that anything was wrong. Thankfully it was caught early enough.”


PrettyLitter’s life-saving abilities are the main reason we love it, but we also love the fact that you only need one bag per month, it’s lighter than nearly all leading brands, and it’s safe for anyone to use - even pregnant women.


Plus, when it comes to choosing the right box, PrettyLitter is litter-box-agnostic. However, we do have a favorite that recently emerged onto the poop-scooping market...

PetsN’All Cat Litter Mat

cat litter mat

 

You love your cat, your cuddle sessions, even the adorable way she grooms her paws. But we bet you don’t love stepping on those tiny granules of kitty litter. Enter, the PetsN’All Cat Litter Mat.


Stop chasing your cat around with the hand vacuum. Stop wearing wool socks in the summer just to avoid that gritty feeling under foot. Now your cat’s litter won’t get farther than the doormat under the litter box.


While your cat’s adorable paws may seem perfectly designed for carrying around grains of litter, the PetsN’All Cat Litter Mat traps any rouge grains as soon as your cat steps out of the box. Then, whenever you get around to it, vacuum the mat or shake it out outside.


No more litter toe.

Cat Catch

laser pointer

Our final cool thing to buy for your cat is more of a luxury for pet parents than for cats. The Cat Catch LED laser pointer lets you play with your cat (and give her some much needed exercise) without you having to suffer from numb thumb - that awful feeling you get when you’ve been holding down the laser pointer button for more than 90 seconds.


The Cat Catch LED laser pointer is the king of interactive cat toys. It has five buttons cutely configured in the shape of a cat’s paw. When you press any of them once, you get a blinking laser beam that will have your cat dancing. When you press a button twice, you get a steady laser beam that stays on - no painful pressing required. Press a button three times and the light turns off.


Coming in at less than $9 on Amazon, this laser pointer will rid you of your fear of numb thumb and guarantee that you and your cat can enjoy plenty of long play sessions.


What’s your favorite innovative cat product? Share it with us on Instagram @Prettylittercats!

cat of summer

It’s summer. You’re sweating, you’re becoming best friends with your air conditioner, and you’re feeling sympathy for the adorable ball of fluffy mewing at your ankles.


Despite the fact that cats are covered in a thick layer of cozy, soft fur, they actually have a few tricks up their sleeves for keeping cool.

How do cats cool themselves?

cat keeping cool

 

Cats are professional couch potatoes. While you may be envious of the layabout lifestyle of cats, they’re actually working hard to keep himself cool this summer.


One of the best ways cats keep their body temperature down is by sleeping and resting most of the day. When it’s nearing triple digits outside, you won’t find your cat romping around. Let the little guy conserve energy, then wake him for play time after dark.


Your cat may also find some unique hiding places in the summer - like under the couch or in the back of your closet. When it’s hot, your cat may try to find the coolest spot in the house and claim it as his own.

To Shave or Not to Shave?

shaved cat image

That is the question, isn’t it? If you find yourself asking, “Should I shave my cat in the summer?” you’re not alone.


While your cat may look like the coolest kid on the block with a lion cut, cat haircuts aren’t the best idea.


Your cat’s fur works much like the insulation in your house. When it’s cold out, your cat’s fur keeps him warm; when it’s hot, it keeps him cool. Shaving - or even trimming - your cat in the summer strips him of his natural defense against the heat.

Resist the urge to cut your favorite sports team’s emblem into your fluffy buddy’s back this summer and let him stay cool (and dignified).

A Few Misconceptions

No, cats don’t sweat. Have you seen moist paw prints walking across your lovely surfaces this summer? Don’t be fooled - it’s not sweat.


Cats secrete plenty of moisture from their mouths and tongues, which they then lap onto their paws. The end result is similar to human sweating - as the moisture evaporates, their paws cool.


Excessive shedding isn’t a sign your cat is too hot. If you see an increase in dust balls around the house and are inclined to blame your cat, excessive shedding isn’t actually a response to the hot weather.


Your cat’s fur keeps helps him maintain an internal body temperature between 100.5 and 102.5 F. Excessive shedding in cats is a sign that your cat may have a serious health condition.

What Should I Look Out For?

The best way to keep your cats cool and healthy in the summer is to give them plenty of water, don’t encourage activity until after the temperature drops, and watch out for any signs of overheating.


One sign to check for is if your cat’s ears are hot. Your cat’s ears help him regulate his body temperature. Much like your cat’s warm paws, the ears may feel warm to the touch as they release heat.


However, if your cat’s ears are unusually hot, check for other symptoms of overheating like a warm, dry nose. Alone, these symptoms are not proof that your cat is ill, but they’re a sign that it may be time to take your cat’s temperature. You can do this using a rectal thermometer or take him to the vet if you’re not comfortable taking his temperature yourself.


Summer should be a time for fun, sun, and relaxation. Make sure your feline friend enjoys the season too by letting him keep his fur, giving him plenty of water and rest, and keeping an eye out for signs of overheating.


Have fun plans with your cat this summer? Share your pictures with us on Instagram @prettylittercats!

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Expect Only the Best

While PrettyLitter believes that its litter is the best way to keep tabs on your furry friend’s health, we also believe in educating pet parents about all their options.


Using PrettyLitter in your cat’s litter box can tell you what’s going on with your cat’s internal health when emergencies strike, but you also need to know how to take care of your cat’s day-to-day health, nutrition, and happiness.


PrettyLitter is dedicated to helping pet parents enjoy every single moment with their fur babies. That means helping pet parents extend their cats’ lives and form healthy, meaningful bonds.


In the PrettyLitter Blog, we’ll explore topics like:

  • The latest veterinary science cat lovers should know
  • How to recognize and treat cat health problems
  • Stimulating your cat’s mental development
  • Treating emotional and behavioral issues like stress, aggression, or past trauma
  • The best products out there for making maintenance easy and play-time fun
  • Forming healthy bonds and enjoying time with your cat
  • First-hand stories of life with cats

About PrettyLitter

PrettyLitter was founded by Daniel Rotman, who tragically lost his cat to feline leukemia. Devastated by the loss of his dear Gingi, Daniel vowed to make sure no cat parent ever went through the same ordeal.

Cats are silent sufferers. You won’t catch your cat whining, crying, or telling you his tummy hurts when he’s sick. That’s why Daniel Rotman and his team developed a dust-free cat litter that detects health problems - like acidity abnormalities, blood, or high alkalinity - in your cat’s urine.


Not only does PrettyLitter give you a color-coded alert to cat health problems, but it’s lightweight and safe for anyone to use - even pregnant women! We take care of the hassle with monthly deliveries to your door so you can take care of your family - four-legged children included.


Today, PrettyLitter is dedicated to helping cat parents detect illnesses at the first sign of trouble and provide the highest quality of life for their feline friends.

Do You Belong Here?

The PrettyLitter blog is for you if:

  • You want to build a stronger relationship with your pet
  • You want to give your cat the very best in health care and nutrition
  • You enjoy seeing the cogs turn in your cat’s mind when you play together
  • You want to enjoy every moment of your cat’s long life

The PrettyLitter blog may not be for you if:

  • You wouldn’t call yourself a “cat person”

The Fine Print

Want to talk soft paws, gorgeous eyes, and swishing tails? We’re all ears! There are very few things we won’t allow in the PrettyLitter Blog, so we’ll list them here for you real quick.


The PrettyLitter Blog is not the place for:

  • Profanity or vulgar language - Kids can be pet-parents too, so let’s keep it clean.
  • Customer service questions - Need to talk to us? No problem! We’d love to hear from you! Use this page to get in touch.
  • Promoting off-topic content - If you have a cat-serving product, we’d love to hear about it! But if your thing is cars, exotic getaways, or discount homeowners insurance, this probably isn’t the place.

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I Want PrettyLitter
"I can't believe how spoiled I've become with this litter. It makes dealing with cat excrement so much easier! I love Pretty Litter. A lot."
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