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12 essential cat supplies for apartment living

Keeping your cat happy, keeps everyone happy

Your cat is your best bud, and luckily, your apartment manager allows pets. However, and this is a BIG “however,“ you need to make sure your apartment shows no cat trace when you move out. Plus, you want your apartment-living cat to be happy while it lives in your apartment, even when you are away. We put together a list of essential cat supplies to help you ensure you and your cat have the best life!

Here are 12 essential cat supplies to keep your cat (and you) happy.

1. Pet Fountain, cat water fountain, automatic water dispenser for cats

Fresh water is an essential cat supply.
$75.96 From walmart

You may have noticed that your cat likes running water. If you are a new cat parent, you will soon learn that cats prefer fresh, running water. This pet water fountain holds over two liters of water and features a stainless steel bowl. This fountain is ideal for those who travel since the capacity can provide fresh water for up to a week! 

2. K&H Pet Products EZ mount window scratcher kitty sill cradle

$26.99 at K&H

Every kitty loves a view. They love to watch the squirrels and birds, or just the traffic roll by. Window beds adhere to glass using strong suction cups designed to hold the cat’s weight. This bed acts as a comfy kitty swing for endless napping and it includes a scratching surface for wearing down claws. For extra fun, this bed comes with a sample of catnip.

3. Electric moving fish cat toys

$22.99 on amazon

Cats are predators and, perhaps, even fishers in a past life. This realistic-looking floppy fish provides hours of primal fun and you can charge it via USB. This electric cat toy employs sensors to know when the cat touches it and wants to play. Biting, kicking, slobbering or scratching — this fish is tough enough to survive rough play times.

4. Cat Craft 90-in cat tree & scratching post tower

$44.84 at walmart

This ceiling-high cat tree is ideal for small apartments or tiny homes. This essential cat supply only takes up about 17 inches of floor space and can support multiple cats. This cat tree features three levels that your feline can survey their kingdom from. This tree will cause no problems with your landlord because it doesn’t require any holes to mount since it uses tension instead of screws.

5. K&H thermo-kitty bed deluxe hooded heated pet cat bed

$59.43 on amazon

Turn down the heat when you are at work or during the night knowing that your cat will always stay toasty warm in it’s heated cat bed. You can zip off the top of this bed if your cat prefers a convertible or you can leave it on for shy kitties. It has a thermostat, and it is washable. Cats love to snug in heated beds even in the summer.

6. PetAmi premium airline approved soft-sided pet carrier

$29.99 at walmart

Vet visits and such require that your cat travel sometimes. In your apartment, you may not have room for a traditional hard-sided cat carrier. You can store this soft-sided cat carrier in small spaces. Additionally, it is airline approved if kitty needs to go on a long trip with you. It is available in six colors and two sizes.

7. Frisco paw shaped cat litter mat

$4.99 on chewy

Litter, litter, litter…gets everywhere! Every cat parent knows this. This paw litter mat catches litter that falls off your cat’s feet as they exit their latrine. For extra protection, you can add the matching mat that fits under most sizes of cat litter boxes. These mats save you cleaning time. You shake them over the cat box to remove litter (litter that would have been all over your floors).

Roost Tip! Make sure pet issues are covered in your renter’s insurance policy. This coverage will help you if your cat causes an injury.

8. Nature’s Miracle odor remover

Nature's Miracle® Just For Cats Oxy Formula Dual Action Stain & Odor Remover  | cat Stain & Odor Removers | PetSmart
$11.99 on chewy

You hope you never need this cat odor remover, but odds are, you are going to need it. This odor remover spray uses an oxygenated citrus cleaner that is even safe on fabrics. If you have an older cat who is having a rough time getting to the box, or a stubborn cat that you are battling with, this spray can help you keep your apartment clean and smelling (not like cat urine) fresh.

If you’re looking for more ways to get rid of the odor, see 5 tricks to get rid of the cat pee smell.

9. Cat camera

$57.99 on amazon

See what your sweet (or not so sweet) fur buddy is doing while you are away. This Wi-Fi cat camera allows you to see and hear your cat and even lets you shoot playful lasers! Every cat loves lasers. It has two-way sound so you can talk to your kitty (and it can mew at you) and it has night vision. For the price, this camera can provide endless hours of kitty-human bonding. This camera is also suitable for human babies.

10. Petfect scratch protector

$19.99 on amazon

Cat scratch fever may be somewhat of a myth (or song), but they may scratch your door or other areas of your apartment, which could cause problems with your landlord. This scratch protector film provides almost 60 inches of feline protection. And, it is removable so you can exit your apartment with more of your security deposit. 

If you are looking for decorative wall coverings, see Best removable wallpaper for your apartment.

11. isYoung automatic cat feeder

$49.99 on amazon

Some of our beloved fur kids strive to be chonky. Without monitoring, some cats can get quite portly (and happy). Programmable cat feeders help you regulate how often and when your cat enjoys its kibble. Food metering will help keep your cat non-diabetic and your vet happy.  This feeder holds up to four liters of food and can feed your cat up to six times per day.  It operates with batteries, so you don’t need a wall plugin to make this feeder work.

12. Travel cat harness

$24.99

Get your cat outside and roaming without worrying about them wandering too far or getting…well, smashed. Cat harnesses comfortably fit your cat and allow you and your four-legged companion to go on adventures. This harness is available in multiple colors, sports a reflective strip and comes with a leash.

We love our pets and if we are lucky enough to get a landlord who allows us to have our pets in our rental, we are even more fortunate. These essential cat supplies will help you keep your apartments clean and our cats happy.

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Last Updated: October 15th, 2020