What must-have accessories does my cat need this summer?
This summer, cats need what they always do: plenty of time to sleep, relax and eat. And lots of cuddling sessions too, of course! Because the little things are what matter most. The top accessories for your cat that we recommend here for it to enjoy the summer will make this season even more special for your cat.
“Sightseer” Rucksack Carry Bag
Since two cats became famous on social media for “travelling” in a rucksack through Asia with their owner, the dream of many cat owners has been to have the opportunity to always have their beloved cat with them on their travels and during outings – almost like a baby in a wraparound sling. The “Sightseer” Rucksack Carry Bag now makes this dream a reality: your cat can join you on tour in this comfortable rucksack carry bag. You don’t have to head into the wilderness straight away though! After all, cats are fundamentally very much tied to the place where they live. If you do wish to take your beloved feline companion with you on a trip, you can make use of the following features: the rucksack has a large foldable web cover, giving your cat an excellent view. It also gives them the not-so-appealing view on the way to the vet’s too, because the rucksack is also suitable for such journeys.
The tried-and-tested Feliway Classic diffuser is back! It exudes the synthetic simulation of a wellbeing pheromone that can improve the psychological state of stressed cats. By doing so, the pheromones can also prevent potential conflicts in households with more than one cat. Feliway Classic diffuser has proven its worth in exceptional circumstances too like moving house or even when the cat first enters your home or you wish to integrate several cats with each other. This diffuser can be used at home, as well as in a transport cage, for instance, on the way to the vet’s. The wellbeing pheromone transmits a constant feeling of safety and comfort to your sensitive cat. Of course you can reinforce this positive feeling by gently coaxing your cat and treating it to plenty of stroking sessions.
Sufficient fluid intake is extremely important for cats, especially to prevent serious kidney diseases. In this context, it’s vital to mention that you should always provide wet food, because this is the only type with a sufficiently high fluid content. Dry food should only be given in small quantities, because the proportion of fluids is much too low and can therefore lead to serious illnesses. If your cat eats a lot of dry food, it’s even more important for it to consume plenty of water too. Based on the natural living conditions of our feline friends, water should never be provided right next to the food bowl, but in several different locations. Especially in the warm summer months, your beloved cat will take great delight in a refreshing drinking fountain. The combination of water bowls and a drinking fountain is also recommended. Drinking fountains and bowls come in a huge range of designs, materials and sizes, so there’s definitely one out there for your treasured cat.
Wire-Reinforced Cat Protection Net
If you have an indoors cat that goes to the balcony to look at the birds flying past from time to time and to enjoy the sun and bird’s twittering, we recommend a wire-reinforced Cat Protection Net. Even if your cat bites down strongly on the net, the material resists, as it does too with the effects of storms and UV light. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that you should never leave your cat unsupervised. Due to the small sizes available, this net is also suitable for kittens.
SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap
Along with the Cat Protection Net, the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap is a top seller. And rightly so, since this cat flap with a microchip reading device and four-way shutter is an excellent product that both customers and cats love. The SureFlap Microchip Pet Flap is a different model recommended for particularly large cats. Both varieties offer a revolutionary battery-operated cat flap that reads the cat’s microchip via a long-range antenna and uses it as a key. At just the touch of a button, this innovative cat flap stores your cat’s chip number. This means that only your cat can get past this integrated “bouncer” and prevents neighbourhood cats entering your cat’s territory.
Catsan Hygiene Litter
As we know, our feline friends are very clean creatures, meaning that they also appreciate hygienic white quality granules absorbing urine extra quickly – namely before the smell can even emerge. Owners who are possibly sensitive to smells will be as pleased about this as the cat itself. Cats have a highly pronounced sense of smell, which is made evident not least by the fact that their nose contains over 60 million olfactory cells. Catsan Hygiene Litter consists of natural chalk and fine quartz sand. This gives you the sense of security of the litter being free of potentially dangerous fibres or other substances that may otherwise provoke intolerances.
Maisonette Cat House
Cats love adventures. Equally important for them though are regular retreats to places where they can recharge their batteries by taking a long nap. Cuddly beds and the like are a good option, but since cats appreciate having several different spots to which they can retreat, the Maisonette Cat House is a good extra alternative. This little wooden house is also ideal for outdoors. It has been treated with a harmless water-based varnish and is therefore weather-resistant. However, we recommend you carrying out regular follow-up treatments if you use it outdoors. The house is also perfectly suited for small dogs. The roof made from bitumen roofing felt provides effective protection against the heat and sun rays, especially in very high temperatures. Your cat or small dog can also enjoy the view from the roof of the garden, balcony or living room, since the roof is the highest point of the little house. The slats on the entrance to the sleeping area guarantee your beloved feline companion a draught-free place to retreat – both are very important to help cats remain healthy. Once the cat has regained its energy, it can set out on new adventures.
2-in-1 Water and Food Dispenser
Water and food are essential in order to generate energy. When it comes to food, be aware that dry food should only be provided in small quantities, because the proportion of moisture in dry food is much too low. If this is not taken into consideration, it can lead to serious illnesses, especially affecting the kidneys. Dry food is possible as a supplement if you make sure that your cat drinks enough. The combined 2-in-1 Water and Food Dispenser allows your cat to serve itself. The water dispenser keeps the fluid level in the water bowl constant. In principle, it’s better for cats if food and water are separated in order to reflect conditions in the wild, where cats do not consume any water close to their prey. This is because water in close proximity to the slaughtered prey animal may be unclean. However, if you place additional water bowls in different spots, it’s acceptable. Dry food remains hygienically fresh in the food dispenser. A slider allows you to trigger food being released manually so the cat can fill the bowl. The water dispenser is also suitable if your cat stays at home whilst you are on holiday and the cat sitter can only check in once or twice a day and water can almost be stockpiled. Of course, the freshness of the water can only be guaranteed if clean water is topped up on a regular basis. Humans must carry out this task for cats.
Kitty Pool with Floatable Toys
The Kitty Pool with floatable toys offers water-loving cats great opportunities for fun and games in cool water! Your beloved cat will be even more interested if you place a treat on the swimming toys, which are dyed with food colouring, making them totally harmless for your cat. In the winter months, the Kitty Pool can be stowed away compactly since it is easy to fold together. The mother-of-pearl coloured shimmering floor strengthens water reflexes and offers your cat an exciting spectacle with a magic attraction.
Whatever product you choose, we wish you a fantastic summer with your wonderful cat!