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8 Best Pet GPS Trackers


undated  "With nearly 6.5 million animals winding up in shelters every year, pet GPS trackers help ensure more beloved cats and dogs find their way home." - Reader's Digest

The Best Cat Trees for Your Feline Friend


10/10/2019   "Cat trees are made up of platforms, scratching posts, and built-in toys. They’re meant to enrich your cat’s environment by providing a space to play, climb, and scratch, and they can actually help alleviate some cat behavioral problems (tearing at furniture, scratching at feet, etc.)." "Here are five fantastic, durable cat trees for every situation and budget." - reviewgeek

The 4 Best Cat Harnesses


10/08/2019   "Harnesses are essential for cat parents who want to spend supervised time outdoors with their typically indoor pets, which also happens to be a great way to help reduce boredom-induced behavior issues. When going on outdoor adventures, or just taking a trip to the vet, you'll want one of the best cat harnesses to keep your furry pal safe and happy." - BUSTLE


Purrfect presents for the playful cat in your life


12/3/2019  "... cats are great in their own kind of way. They’re independent and don’t need your undivided attention at all times, but will still snuggle you when you sleep and sit contently on your lap while you watch TV. So, it’s only fair that you return the favor during the giving season. Your furry feline—or not, if it’s hairless—will thank you for these new additions to your home with purrs and (if your cat is as weird as one of mine) lots of kisses." - Popular Science

This Modular Cat Furniture Keeps Cats Happy Without Sacrificing Design


12/3/2019  "Cat furniture often encourages felines to play and explore, but many pieces aren’t exactly stylish pieces of design you’d want in your home. That’s why PetsHelperCo has created a range of modern cat furniture that will keep your cat happy while complementing your existing interior design." - My Modern Met

Wool Felt Castle Cat Bed gives your cat the royal treatment


12/1/2019  "Give your kitty a sense of adventure with the Wool Felt Castle Cat Bed. A bed fit for royalty, the wool felt pairs with fleece and plenty of cushion for total comfort. It’s complete with an opening on the front, so your feline friend will love being able to tuck inside and get away from the world. This adorable pet bed is large enough for pets of all sizes. However, its cozy interior will provide the perfect amount of isolation cats sometimes crave." - GadgetFlow

10 Gifts For Cat-Lovers That Are Actually So Chic


11/27/2019  "When it comes to pet merch, it's easy to get carried away — particularly when you happen to be the proud parent of a fur baby. But for every ridiculous or cheesy animal-themed mug or t-shirt, there's a legitimately chic option, and those can make some of the best gifts for cat lovers who adore their pets, but would rather not turn into a stereotype." - The Zoe Report

10 fancy cat trees that look like modern art


11/3/2019  "If you're already planning what to get your cat for the holidays this year (or what to get for the cat person in your life), your fun discovery of the day is that cat trees are way more elaborate than you ever expected." - Mashable

25 Gifts for Cat Lovers


10/29/2019  "On the prowl for the best gifts for cat lovers? Start here. Whether it’s a delicate necklace, a funky mug, or a fun t-shirt, cat owners often choose to declare their affinity for the feline species with pride (get it?). If you’re searching for the best gift for cat lovers—or perhaps even a little something for yourself—we’ve got you covered with the curated list." - Reader's Digest

Can this design-forward pet startup take on big-box retailers?


11/24/2019  "Four years ago, Jackson Cunningham and girlfriend Vanessa Koo found themselves thoroughly disappointed while shopping at a PetSmart. The new parents of a rescue cat were overcome by what they deemed as unappealing, tacky, and cheaply made pet products, such as carpet-covered cat towers and dull grey litter boxes. Nothing seemed good enough for their fuzzy new family member, a Norwegian snow cat named Peppers." "Cunningham saw a huge disconnect compared to all the other well-designed, high-quality home items he usually purchased. “There was just such an obvious need for something new,” he says." - Fast Company

What to Look for When Buying an Outdoor Cat House


11/13/2019  "While most people are familiar with dog houses, did you know that a heated outdoor cat house is now becoming a “thing” for your lovable feline family member? For those who have an outdoor cat, why not find a way to keep them comfortable and safe during the cold winter months that are fast approaching? This is exactly why an outdoor cat house, especially one that is heated, makes so much sense. But what should you look for when shopping for these cute little homes? Here we’ll break down some of the top shopping tips that will help you find the best house for your cat." - entrepreneurship in a box

9 Gifts for Cat Lovers They Never Knew They Needed—All Under $70


11/12/2019  "Cats have become somewhat trendy in recent years.With memes (there are nearly one million Instagram images under the #catmemes and #catmeme hashtags combined) and kitty influencers-turned-celebrities (RIP Grumpy Cat), cat-themed items now make great gifts for both pet owners and pop culture enthusiasts alike. If you’re looking for an inexpensive stocking stuffer for a black cat-obsessed pal or a unique birthday gift for your relative who exclusively follows cats on instagram, we’ve rounded up the best feline-themed finds from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Anthropologie." - Better Homes & Gardens

Skechers Celebrates Felix the Cat’s 100th Anniversary With New Collaboration


11/20/2019  "Felix the Cat’s Signature Style Will Appear on the Company’s Lifestyle Collections for Women. Felix the Cat has a new surprise in his magic bag of tricks: Skechers x Felix the Cat footwear. Launching in celebration of the silent screen star’s 100th anniversary this month, Felix the Cat will adorn a collection of women’s shoes, all designed in his signature black and white with pops of red. - Business Wire

20 gifts for those who love cats more than people


11/11/2019  "Being a cat owner is pretty awesome, whether you've got a sassy cat who enjoys knocking things off tables or a lazy one who prefers laying on your face as soon as you go down to sleep. Cat parents are a proud breed, and while fun presents like socks with cat faces or wacky tongs that have paws can make our feline-loving hearts swell with delight, more practical gifts that also benefit our pets should really be at the top of your list" - USA Today

Customizable Cat and Dog Puzzles Are the Perfect Gifts for the Obsessed Pet Lovers in Your Life


10/23/2019   "Spend even more time with your pet by constructing a puzzle of their image." "It’s not even Halloween, but many shoppers are starting to eye their holiday shopping lists. For those buying gifts for pet lovers, i See Me! has the perfect present for those who are truly obsessed with their furry friends. The personalized children’s book company has recently introduced personalized pet puzzles. That’s right, now those who love spending their days staring at their pets, can turn it into to an activity by spending hours putting their pet’s image together." - People


10 gifts that your rude cat may or may not ignore


11/18/2019  "No matter how much love you shower on them, they may or may not return the affection. They're notorious for being ungrateful gift receivers — if you grace them with a new toy, they'll probably ignore it for weeks before showing any interest. 

As the holiday season approaches, here are 10 gifts you can get your beloved fur baby. They may or may not appreciate it." - Mashable

Would You Pay $500 to Never Clean Your Cat's Litter Box Again?


11/15/2019  "I love my cat to pieces, but I do not love cleaning his litter box. It’s a chore I dread, and if we’re being honest, I don’t do it as often as I should. I’m sorry, Nugget; you deserve better. So naturally, when I saw a product that promises to make scooping litter a thing of the past, I was like, “Where do I sign up?” - Reviewed

55 Cat Lover Gifts


11/15/2019  "Those seeking to find the perfect gift for people who treat feline pets like members of the family should consult this cat lover gift guide. These feline-fanatic-approved gift ideas are meant to offer inspiration prior to the holidays so that both owners and their pets can celebrate the gifting season appropriately." - TrendHunter

These 40 Best Gifts For Cat Lovers Are Absolutely Purr-fect


11/15/2019  "I never much cared for the feline persuasion until two years ago, when my sister sent me a picture of a half-pound ball of fluff that was found in a puddle and ended up in an animal shelter where she worked. I had to have her (and change her name to Roxanne, of course). Now she's a member of my family." "Good news is, there’s a whole litter of super-cute stuff for all the feline fans in your life. Peep this list of the 40 best gifts for cat lovers—no terrible 1980s cat-motif sweaters included, promise." - Woman's Health

Pet owners can’t get enough of this £140 cat bridge


11/15/2019  "We all like to spoil our pets but one luxurious cat product has got the internet talking. Any cat owner will know that felines love to sit up high, surveying their kingdoms. So any product which allows a cat to spread itself across at a height, is ideal for the furry creatures. Well, such an item does exist and is known as the Cat Mod Bridge. That’s right, it’s an actual bridge designed specifically for felines." - METRO

This Smart Robot Is Designed to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy While You’re Gone


11/15/2019  "In an ideal world, we would stay at home all day with our pets. But sometimes, our jobs and responsibilities mean we have to leave our furry friends home alone. And although cats are pretty self-reliant, they still need companionship to keep them happy and healthy. Without proper stimulation, our feline friends can develop depression, obesity, and other major health problems. The solution? Meet Ebo: the smart robot designed to be your cat’s new best friend." - My Modern Met

Handmade Eco-Friendly Macrame Cat Hammock Cradles her in Comfort


11/14/2019  " If you own a bannock, your little furry friend should have one too, don’t you think? This gorgeous macrame cat hammock by MakaArt Crafts is just what you wanted. Handmade in the UK from oak wood and natural cotton rope macramé, the cat bed is completely eco-friendly. The intricately woven cotton sling attaches to the unpainted and completely natural oak frame to cradle the cat’s body in comfort." - HomeCrux



11/11/2019  "The developers of a novel pet ramp have discovered an important cat-specific use for their invention: cat scratcher. Like traditional dog ramps, the ScratchyRamp™ pet ramp helps kittens, senior cats and mobility-challenged cats to access high places like beds, chairs and couches. It is also appeals to cat owners looking to save their carpets and furniture from damage caused by their cats’ claws." - GetNews

Review: This ScoopFree Automatic Cat Litter Box Is Life-Changing


11/8/2019  "Cat owners, let’s talk litter boxes. I have two cats, and while I love them both to pieces, scooping their litter was always the absolute bane of my existence. Honestly, it’s just the worst. Scooping up the waste hurt my back, made my eyes teary and had me holding my breath just to get through it. The worst part? I live in a small apartment and have to keep the litter box in my bedroom!" - US Magazine

This Rolling Smart Robot Will Keep Your Cat Company


11/8/2019  "As any true ailurophile knows, cats love to sleep. On average, kitties spend anywhere from 16 to 20 hours of each day napping. But that laziness we often find so charming can sometimes lead to obesity, which can cause some pretty serious health problems for your feline friend. So how do you make sure your cat stays happy and healthy, even when you’re not home? That’s where Ebo comes (or rolls) in." - MentalFloss

Pets at Home is selling jackets that help to keep dogs and cats calm during fireworks


11/5/2019  "To help keep your cats or dogs calm, Pets at Home is selling a range of products, including the Thundershirt – a jacket that acts like a ‘constant hug’ for your pet. The Thundershirt works by applying gentle pressure, a bit like a weighted gravity blanket, which have become popular for humans with anxiety." - METRO

Inventions including AI-assisted cat door highlighted at GeekWire Summit


11/5/2019  "What drives a cat owner to invent a door that automatically closes when pets try to carry prey into the house? Countless nights of waking up at 3 a.m. to euthanize badly wounded small animals his cat would carry into the house, said Ben Hamm, creator of an artificially intelligent (AI)-assisted pet door called Critterblock.." - TheStar


The (7) Best Cat Beds

10/26/2019   "Want to make your kitty-cat comfy? Here's a review of cat beds! Read all about them at Business Insider.

  • The PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is a unique cat bed that doubles as a scratcher, providing your cat with a comfortable place to sleep and a nice scratching post.
  • Featuring heat-reflective technology, the Aspen Pet Self-Warming Cat Bed keeps your cat warm and cozy without the use of electricity.
  • Give your cat a place to rest in privacy and security with the cave-style, covered Armarkat Cave Cat Bed.
  • Envelop your cat in heated comfort with the K&H Thermo-Kitty Bed, which features a 4-watt heater that gently warms to your cat and keeps him cozy.
  • The Original Kitty Cot World's Best Cat Perch gives your cat the best seat in the house to observe the outside world while lying in the lap of luxury.
  • The Twin Critters KittiKubbi Handcrafted Cat Cave is made from all-natural materials that repel dirt, dust, odor, and stains to keep your cat warm and happy.
  • The K&H Outdoor Kitty House is a weather-resistant shelter that will keep your cat warm and protected from the elements.



Cats Like to Have Fun too! Top 3 Toys Every Cat Loves!


10/31/2019  :Cats are incredibly lovable creatures, and they are often spoken in the same breath as dogs when it comes to pets. Even though several years of domestication have transformed the wild cats, it’s not entirely possible to erase certain hunter instincts that these animals possess. That is where cat toys can do wonders." - PetTraining

Turn Your Small Apartment Into a Cat Haven With These 21 Fun Products


10/30/2019  "If you want your cat to have lots of fun yet are faced with limited living space, fear not! These playful cat accessories do double duty, combining fun with minimal square footage. Smart details, like wall mounts or foldability, mean these toys and accessories make the best use of what little space you do have." -  Popsugar

Best Dog-Proof Litter Boxes in 2019: Top 5 Reviewed


10/31/2019  "If you have cats and dogs living in the same household, chances are you might have caught your dog attempting to get inside the litter box and eat their droppings. This is rather odd and might annoy you, but there is a reason behind their behavior." The Pet Handbook

The best cat scratcher


10/23/2019  "Other than sleeping for 18 hours a day, it’s sort of hard to pinpoint, exactly, what domesticated cats like to do. Eat? Sure. Walk all over your freshly cleaned and folded clothes? You bet. But if you had to choose what the majority of indoor cats’ favorite hobby is, it would have to be, well, scratching stuff. And the best way to get them to “let loose” (on things that aren’t your furniture or your legs) is by purchasing them a cat scratcher." - BGR

The best cat trees


10/23/2019  "Exercise and entertainment are just as important for your cat as for any other pet. Unfortunately, taking your cat for a walk may not be the most practical solution for meeting his exercise requirements. The best way to ensure that your cat gets some exercise and entertainment without scratching your furniture to bits is to buy him a cat tree." - Business Insider

The best cat brushes


10/24/2019  "The average cat spends anywhere from 15% to 50% of his day grooming himself. While this may seem excessive to you, it is completely normal for your cat and it is very important that he does it. Though your cat does most of their grooming themselves, it’s still a good idea to have a high-quality cat brush on hand. We did the research and testing to find the best cat brushes and grooming tools you can buy." - Business Insider

The best cat carriers


10/25/2019  "As much as you might like to bring your cat with you everywhere you go, travel makes many cats nervous. For some cats, simply leaving the house is cause for terror. As much as your cat may hate it, however, it becomes necessary to take your cat out of the house once in a while whether for travel or just a trip to the vet. To keep your cat safe and secure, you need to invest in a high-quality cat carrier." - Business Insider

The best cat collars


10/25/2019  "If you have an indoor cat, you may not have ever considered getting your cat a collar. Cats can be tricky, however, and there is always the possibility that yours could get out of the house. If you have an outdoor cat, buying a collar is even more important for your cat’s safety. Putting a collar on your cat means that he can also wear ID tags with your contact information, just in case he gets lost." - Business Insider

The best cat scratching posts


11/1/2019  "A good scratching post is essential for a happy and healthy cat. Not only does a scratching post give your cat an outlet for their natural desire to scratch, but it also serves as a form of exercise. Most importantly, it will also save your furniture from destruction." - Business Insider

This ‘Cozy Cat Cave’ Will Keep Your Kitty Warm All Winter — and It’s Only $9 on Amazon


10/24/2019  "As the temperatures start dropping, it’s important to make sure your pets are staying just was warm as you are — and what better way to do it than with an ultra cozy bed? The Cozy Kitty Tent Igloo from Petmaker is Amazon's number two best-selling cat bed, hanks to hundreds of shoppers who have left it raving reviews. It's made with a soft, fleece-like exterior, and filled with padded foam." - People

We Tracked Down Those Flower Cat Water Fountains All Over Instagram — and Found Amazon's Best Seller


10/31/2019  "If you haver a cat and/or enjoy looking at adorable feline fur babies on Instagram, chances are you’ve been served tons of cat content based on your personal viewing history. And if that’s the case, you’ve likely spotted that flower-shaped water fountain it seems like every kitty influencer has got his or her paws on. " - People

Laser Toy Keeps Cats Entertained


10/26/2019   "Cats are among the most popular domesticated creatures, and their penchant for chasing laser pointers is well known. With a pair of felines of his own to look after, [Tobi] set about making a device to help keep them entertained. The aim of the device is to automate the motion of a laser pointer to make playing with the cats a hands-free operation." - Hackaday


This Heated Cat House From Amazon Is A Winter Must-Have


10/22/2019  "Despite that soft and fluffy layer of fur on our felines, cats get cold in winter, too. Now there's an easy and affordable solution to keeping your kitties warm that doesn't involve sacrificing your warm laptop keyboard to the feline gods: This adorable and handy heated cat house from K&H Pet Products on Amazon, perfect for the outdoors (or, to be honest, sticking your toes in when your cat's on the prowl)." - Bustle

Best Pet Food Mats


10/18/2019   "Walking from the kitchen to the bathroom and being greeted by a soaked sock because you stepped in water is enough to set anybody off. You search around for your dog or cat and they look up at you with big eyes and you can’t really be mad at them because it’s your fault their food and water dishes weren’t on a pet food mat. A food mat will keep their food bowls in one place and any cleanup will be easier to deal with. So make pet owning easier on yourself and your socks by picking up any of the three pet food mats we’ve highlighted here." - BGR

Trader Joe's 2019 Cat Advent Calendar Is A Purrfect Countdown


10/9/2019   "Now that October is well under way, there's been no shortage of advent calendars encouraging consumers to skip over Halloween and Thanksgiving in favor of the merriest time of the year. Following in the footsteps of various booze, socks, and candy-filled calendars over the past couple of days, the holiday gods over at Trader Joe's are now helping your feline friends get in on the spirit of the season with an offering I'm pretty sure they'll paw-sitively love (sorry)." - elite daily

The Best GPS Trackers For Pets


10/23/2019   "If you’ve noticed that you haven’t seen as many “lost dog” or “missing cat” posters as you did in the past, it’s not because pets are miraculously staying where they belong. It’s because more families are opting to equip their furry friends with tracking devices and smart tags, sending instant alerts when they leave their home and often providing live tracking information until they’re located." - Forbes

Best Pet House


10/21/2019   "Owning a pet doesn’t always necessarily qualify as “domestic bliss.” After the honeymoon phase, it can, at times, become rather stressful. While keeping a pet outside 24/7 certainly isn’t the answer, giving them an outdoor safe haven where they can let loose can be mentally relieving for both you and your beloved animal. Luckily, there are plenty of different pet houses — both indoor and out — that can serve such a purpose for your cat or dog." - BGR

17 Gifts for Cat Lovers That Are Simply Purr-fect


10/22/2019  "Picking out the perfect gift is hard, but if you have a cat lover in your life, a cat-themed present is almost always a winner. After all, there are only two types of people in this world: people who like cats, and people who are wrong (and if you’re a dog person who still appreciates cats, then you’re excused). You don’t even have to own a cat to appreciate a kitty-inspired gift." - Woman'sDay

Best Collar for Cats


10/14/2019   "While pet collars might be more associated with canines, they are also great for cats, especially when it comes to indoor/outdoor cats who are of the curious sort and need to be easily identified. While many cats don’t necessarily enjoy wearing a collar, there are some great ones on the web that are both comfortable for your feline friend and still effective if your cat is outside or, worse, M.I.A." - BGR

The 4 Best Cat Harnesses


10/08/2019   "Harnesses are essential for cat parents who want to spend supervised time outdoors with their typically indoor pets, which also happens to be a great way to help reduce boredom-induced behavior issues. When going on outdoor adventures, or just taking a trip to the vet, you'll want one of the best cat harnesses to keep your furry pal safe and happy." - BUSTLE

IKEA’s New Pet Decor Collection Is Chicer Than You’d Ever Expect


10/02/2019   “I don’t know about you, but growing up, whenever we’d have company over, my mom would have us move all the pet beds and toys to another room. It made sense—the dog bed didn’t look particularly chic next to our furniture..." - StyleCaster

The Best Cat Trees for Your Feline Friend


10/10/2019   "Cat trees are made up of platforms, scratching posts, and built-in toys. They’re meant to enrich your cat’s environment by providing a space to play, climb, and scratch, and they can actually help alleviate some cat behavioral problems (tearing at furniture, scratching at feet, etc.)." "A good cat tree can improve the life of your feline friend. But they’re a bit expensive, and they don’t always last that long. So, here are five fantastic, durable cat trees for every situation and budget." - reviewgeek

The Best Travel Gear For Cats


10/23/2019   "Whether you’re headed to a new home far away or taking a much-needed vacation, there are few things simultaneously more exciting and stressful than hopping a plane for travel, and adding a cat to the mix often heightens both feelings. In order to reduce stress for your and your four-legged companion, equip yourself with the items on this list of everything you need for flying with your cat and leave the cares behind." - Forbes

The Best Cat Litter in 2019


10/18/19  "If you want a pet but you're renting your home, live in an apartment, or don't have the time to spend on a dog, then a cat might be the perfect companion. They're much more capable and resilient than their canine counterparts and don't require nearly as much time or energy. What they do need is a litter box and the right cat litter for you and your home. Whether you're new to owning cats, or you're looking for a new brand to trust, we have the best cat litter options available for you right here." - technobuffalo

Here are some Great Cat Products I Use!

victor flea trap

The Ultimate Flea Trap

It's not enough to treat your kitty for fleas. You have to get them out of your living area as well. If you don't address the flea problem in your place, the fleas will just hop back onto your cat.

I use a product which I think is excellent for ridding your home of fleas. The Ultimate Flea Trap by Victor is a non-poisonous, odorless flea trap that has a flea attracting light and a glue pad for encouraging fleas to stick around (on the pad). It attracts fleas from 30 feet away in every direction. And it really works!

I do, however, have one bit of advice about this flea trap. Place it in an upside down plastic milk crate (the kind with the holes all over it) so that your cats don't get into it. I have a cat with a bushy tail, and she liked to sit beside the flea trap because of the warmth from the light bulb. You guessed it... twice she got her tail caught on the flea trap's sticky paper. Putting the milk crate (or some other thing like a wire basket) over the flea trap keeps the cat out but allows the fleas in. Problem solved!

You can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon 


cozy products

Cozy Products Electric Foot Warming Mat

Well, now you’re going to find out that I am a genuine cat-father nut case. 

I use a heated foot-warming mat for three things:

  • I store my cat food cans on it. No cold cat food for my bunch! The food is the right temperature every time I take it off the shelf. After all. a cats in the wild don't eat cold food do they?
  • I also have one of these rigs under my cat’s favorite padded mats sitting on their window shelf. My cats sit there in warm comfort and look out the window at the falling snow.
  • I also have a mat adjacent to my cats' food bowls so they don't have to stand on the cold floor in the winter time. My cats aren’t spoiled very much are they?

THIS IS IMPORTANT… the low heating level on the mat is still too hot to do the job correctly. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy an in-line rheostat (a corded dimmer switch). It’s rated to handle the voltage/amps. It’s actual purpose is to plug in a table lamp. Anyway… with the rheostat you can LOWER the heat to a minimum and still keep the cat food warm. 

You can find the Cozy Products foot warming mat on Amazon. There are different sizes available based on your wallet thickness.



Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Prevention Collar for Cats & Kittens

10/22/2019   With its innovative delivery system, the Seresto 8 Month Flea & Tick Collar for Cats & Kittens offers a breakthrough in tick and flea control for your furry feline.

Key Benefits:

  • Veterinarian-recommended prevention treatment kills fleas and ticks on cats and kittens of all weights and 10 weeks of age and older.
  • Starts to repel and kill fleas within 24 hours of initial application and re-infesting fleas within two hours; works on contact with no painful biting required.
  • Also repels and kills ticks within 48 hours of initial application and re-infesting ticks within in six hours; works on contact with no painful biting required.
  • Easy-to-use adjustable collar is odorless and non-greasy; quick-release feature and visibility reflectors provide extra safety.
  • Water-resistant formula continues working for up to eight months, even after bathing and sun exposure.

See precautions on Chewy website or on package.



Fresh Pet Food Delivered Right to Your Door!

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, NomNomNow home delivers pet meals made with the freshest, restaurant-quality ingredients — all with the convenience of automatic reorder and free shipping. NomNomNow meals are cooked weekly in their own, wholly-owned local kitchens, individually portioned, tailored to meet the specific nutrition needs of each pet, and ready to serve with no prep. Today, NomNomNow serves dogs and cats across 48 contiguous states.

But pet health doesn't stop at just fresh food — NomNomNow has taken the extra step to better each pets' health with their new line of probiotics and microbiome testing kits. Their line of supplements and wellness products works cohesively with NomNomNow's line of fresh food recipes for both dogs and cats and gives pet parents an inside-look and understanding of their dog or cat's gut bacteria and health.

I liked NomNomNow so much I've devoted an entire page to it. See it here.


target food dishes

I have found what I think are the Perfect Cat Food Dishes

After searching the internet, and after purchasing several cat food dishes which turned out to be unacceptable, I have found the ideal cat food dishes at Target.

I was very definite in my specification requirements for a cat dish. My dish had to be what is commonly called, a 'whisker relief' dish. Shallow 'whisker relief' dishes eliminate the painful condition caused when a cat is forced to pull back his or her whiskers for an extended period of time while trying to keep them from contacting the bowl's edges. So I was clear I didn't want a dish with deep sides. That eliminated 'bowls' for the same reason. Bowls are usually too deep for 'whisker relief.'

I also knew I didn't want a dish, even if described as a 'whisker relief' dish, that was little more than a concave surface. In other words, I wanted a shallow dish which did have slight edges to it. Cats often push their food off the sides of a  traditional 'whisker relief' dish which has no edges.

Sold in various sizes, a company called Threshold makes white, porcelain, rectangular and square 'serving platters.' These dishes have a slightly raised rim to keep the cat food in place. They are both dishwasher and microwave safe, and because they are porcelain, they don't have the microscopic pores or tiny surface openings one might find in plastic. An additional benefit of porcelain is that it is heavy enough that a cat can't easily move it about while dining.

There are different sizes available (depending on the size of your cat(s) - lol) online at the Target website:

  • The 15.2" x 9.6" platter is here.
  • The 8" square salad plate is here.
  • The approx. 7" x 14" serving tray is here.

There are also two other sizes which I prefer which I did not find online, but which were in the Target store. I prefer these because of their sizes.

  • The 6.5" x 12" is good for two cats, side-by-side (product code: 92000 11045)
  • The 6.5" x 6.5" is good for a single cat (product code: 92000 11069)


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