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Top 10 Gadgets For Cats & Cat Owners in 2023

best cat gadgets for cats
Written by Clair Chesterman

Having a cat can be a bit challenging as they require care and attention. But now, life has been made easier thanks to the innovative cat gadgets available in the market.

We have listed the top ten cat gadgets that will make cat parenting a bit easier for you.

1. Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Best self cleaning litter boxes in 2023

One of the most innovative pieces of cat equipment and cat gadgets is the self-cleaning litter box. It offered a solution to the largest problem facing cat owners: scooping cat litter.

The days of spending your valuable time scraping and scooping dirt out of your cat’s litter box are long gone. Traditional cat litter has been improved by technology so that it can now independently filter trash out of the litter box.

Finish of the cleaning cycle of Litter Robot 4

There are various automated self-cleaning litter boxes available in the market. You can choose depending on your budget, design preference, and functionality. It can be confusing to select one for your feline companions but you can also check our list of the top self-cleaning cat litter box to help you narrow down your options.

Personally, my top pick is the Litter-Robot 4 which is the most recent model of Litter Robot by Whisker. It has all the advanced features you would want in a self-cleaning litter box. It has top-notch safety features to make sure that your cat is safe while using it. Its connectivity and smart features are also advanced compared to other automated cat litter boxes.

2. GPS Tracker

different cat gps trackers in 2023

Losing your kitty friend can be tough. But GPS trackers are the ideal answer to this concern right now! GPS is used by cat collars as well as navigational software for shipment tracking.

Now that your cat is wearing a GPS tracking collar, you can follow them wherever they go. Cats with GPS collars are simply wearing a tracking device on their neck. Your cat’s whereabouts are tracked by the tracking device using its unique tracking device, and you can monitor the location on a map online or using a smartphone app.

A “safe zone” for your cat may typically be specified. For example, you can set your house or a block in your neighborhood as your cat’s safe zone. If the cat’s collar tracking device sends signals from outside that zone, the device will send you a text or email.

I placed Tractive cat GPS tracker on my cat

Latest Tractive cat GPS Tractive model

You will never run out of tracking device options for cats. There are plenty of these trackers available online.

My top pick is the Tractive GPS tracker. It is made especially for cats and dogs so you are sure that it is safe for them to use. This tracker provides the most accurate location among the tracking collars I have tested. It is also lightweight and durable so you do not have to worry about your cat’s comfort and the collar getting damaged easily.

3. Cat Cameras

Interactive elements on cat camera via app

Being away from your cats is worrisome. It can only not cause you anxiety but your cat as well. Good thing, technology has created a cat gadget to keep an eye on your cat while you are away.

Cat cameras are now a thing and you can easily set them up to monitor your cat at home. Some cameras even allow you to talk to your kitties!

Screenshot from live via app on Petcube pet cam

Cat cameras offer a higher level of security. They cost more than in-home security cameras because they have cat-friendly frills and features like laser pointers and/or incentive dispensers. Despite having wide-angle lenses, none of the home cameras can spin 360 degrees.

I suggest choosing Petcube because I believe it to be the most clever and useful cat camera. I also find Furbo is still a fantastic alternative although it was designed specifically for dogs.  Its AI is created to recognize dogs, but you can still use it for your cats. However, you won’t be able to use it to its full potential.

4. Cat Heating Pads

different electric blankets for cats

In the winter, your cat’s health is especially vulnerable. This explains why you ought to make an effort to keep it at the required temperature. Thus, purchasing a cat heating pad is crucial.

Heated cat beds or pads are perfect for elderly cats, cats with joint issues, cats who live outside, and cats with arthritis. They are quite useful if you reside in a colder area or have a cooler home.

Keep an eye on your cat when using cat beds or heating pads and make sure it has a way to escape away from the heat because the cat could get burned.

5. Exercise Wheels

Some of the best cat exercise wheels

Keeping your cat physically and mentally fit is essential. Being away from your cat can also cause them anxiety so it is important to keep them mentally stimulated. 

Since indoor cats predominate, it is the owner’s responsibility to come up with unique ways to provide their cat with some much-needed exercise. Getting a cat exercise wheel is one simple way you can do that.

Cat exercise wheels are created not only to improve their physical and mental well-being but also to keep them out of boredom.

The market offers a wide variety of workout wheels. You can select whichever appeals to you. If you’re having trouble deciding, look over our selection of the top cat exercise wheels.

6. Automatic Feeders

Some of the best cat feeders on the list

Buying a smart feeder is now seen as an essential cat gadget, especially for those who are forced to leave their animal companions alone at home. For busy fur parents, picky animals, and cats on a specific diet, automatic cat feeders are a godsend.

Automatic cat feeders are time-saving, inventive, and convenient ways to make sure your feline gets fed on schedule even when you’re not home.

You can ensure that your cat gets portioned, calculated amounts of food at regular intervals with the help of these dependable devices.

As a result, cats may establish a reliable habit. Eventually, they will be able to anticipate when the next delectable serving of food will be served to them.

Cat is eating a scheduled meal from Feeder Robot

The Feeder Robot is my cat feeder choice. It has a seamless design, and my cats adore using it. Even though some people might think it is expensive, I can assure you that it is worthwhile, especially if you are a busy cat parent.

7. Electronic Cat Repellents

Plants and cats may not be an ideal combination. If you are a cat parent and have plants at home, your felines may occasionally (or frequently) mess with your plants.

Electronic cat repellents are the best solution for this concern. The system employs motion detection that triggers an ultrasonic emitter. The noise is only audible to cats, dogs, and other animals. The frequency falls outside the range of human hearing detection.

Some repellents utilize water spray to deter cats. Once detected by the motion detector, the water automatically sprays which will send your cat running away from the area.

8. Motion-Activated Cat Toys

Patgoal Rat motion activated Toy for Cat

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To keep your cat active and to combat boredom, try a motion-activated cat toy. Because cats are such highly social animals, it’s crucial to create a stimulating environment to curb undesirable behaviors.

Motion-activated toys will keep your cat mentally stimulated and they are also ideal as they can be used for solo plays. You can let your cat play with the toy alone and get hooked on it for hours.

Finding the ideal toy for your cat may require some effort. However, a variety of toys is a terrific method to prevent your cat from growing tired of a particular activity or game.

9. Water Fountains

Most pet owners are unaware of cats’ chronic dehydration. Numerous health problems, such as renal disease and urinary tract infections, can be brought on by dehydration. By continuously providing water, drinking fountains for cats can increase hydration levels, which in turn can boost nutrient absorption.

Fountains come in a variety of styles, including stainless steel, ceramic, automated, and non-automatic. While some fountains employ filters and cycle the water, others are more like the office water cooler with a jug of water that is routinely refilled.

The greatest choice for your cat will depend on what they like best from the many options available.

10. Air Purifier for Cat Litter and Smell

Air purifiers for cat owners

Having a cat can cause unpleasant odors in your home. Mostly the smell is from our cat litter or due to pet danders around your house. 

You may filter out pet dander and improve the air quality in your home for you and everyone else by installing an air purifier. An air purifier designed for cats can eliminate a slight stench that is brought on by shed fur and dander in your home. In fact, I think it’s a must-have cat gadget for every cat owner.

Installing an effective air purifier can not only eliminate the stench but also improve the air quality in your house.

Make sure the air purifier is HEPA certified and strong enough for the area it will be used in if you’re looking for one to deal with your cat’s odor.

When a filter is HEPA certified, it essentially indicates that it meets the efficiency requirements for absorbing particles. A square foot range should also be included on the majority of air purifiers, indicating the largest room in which they may be installed.

Conclusion

Technology has developed a variety of solutions to almost every cat concern. The aforementioned cat gadgets and devices are only some of the amazing innovative inventions that not only make a fur parent’s life easier but also make a cat’s life more secure and comfortable. 

It may be costly to get everything on this list but surely it is all worth the purchase for your and your cat’s benefit. 

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.

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