CAT FANCY Editor's Choice 2011

CAT FANCY editors test cat toys, cat trees, cat food, cat treats and more to find the best products of the year.

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 Cat in cat seat
 Earthly Elements cat furniture (4) $169.99; Ware Manufacturing Inc.; 602-257-8803.
“I’ve never seen a design quite like this. It’s an attractive and eco-friendly piece of cat furniture."
Respiratory Relief Litter (10,11) $13.99 to $16.99 (clumping clay); $16.99 to $19.99 (silica); Precious Cat Inc.; 877-311-2287.  “The low-dust formula helps keep my asthmatic cat from having more attacks, and the natural essences seem to help keep him less stressed.”


 
 Cat with Furminator Cat deShedding Tool (14) $49.99; FURminator Inc.; 888-283-1620.   “My cat loves this, and it really works. The handle is comfortable and the release button is convenient.”
Sleepypod Atom (16) $99.99; Sleepypod; 877-763-6963. “I love the sturdy construction and bright color. It has several convenient compartments, and the criss-cross handle makes transporting my cat easier than a traditional carrier. I also like that it’s airline-approved.”
 Woman with cat in Sleepypod
 Cat on scratcher lounger Scratch ‘n Shapes — Modern Collection (17) $29.95 and up; Imperial Cat; 501-354-8466.  “This is a really sturdy scratcher. My cat stopped scratching my furniture when I brought this home. He enjoys napping on it, too.” 
Petite Cuisine Grilled Tuna Cat Treats (18) $8.99; Petplay Inc.; 800-293-2171. “My cat just loves these. I like the fact that they’re high-quality, human-grade treats.”   Kitten with tuna treats
 Kitten with green mint toy Fresh Breath Mint Stick (20) $3.99; Petstages Inc.; 847-504-4010.  “My cat enjoys chewing on this. It’s good for her teeth — and it doubles as a fun toy.”
PURRfect Pouncer Cat Toy (24) $7.38; Vee Enterprises; 800-733-1903. “My cat goes nuts when he plays with this. He loves the feathers, and the toy at the end is big enough for him to really roughhouse with.”
 
 Cat with drinking fountain Drinkwell Lotus Pet Fountain (32) $79.99; Radio Systems Corporation — Drinkwell Brand; 866-322-2530. “This looks nice in my home, and my cat loves it. I think she’s drinking more water because of it.”
The Sequoia (33) $2,000. Pet Tree Houses LLC; 877-971-8733. “My cats love hanging out on this. I like the look of the natural wood, and it looks great in my house.”  Wooden cat tree
 Kitten with cat treats Natural Balance Perfect Bites Cat Treats (37) $1.99; Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc.; 800-829-4493. “My cats love these treats. I like the fact that each one is only one calorie. And they’re the perfect size and texture for my older cat.” 
Natural Balance Platefulls Cat Pouches (38) $.89; Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc.; 800-829-4493. “With food like this, my cat often just licks the juice without finishing the food, but he devoured these. The packaging is a convenient size, and they’re easy to store and use.”
 Kitten with food in dish
 Kitten with cat treats CRAVE Treats for Cats (40) $1.59; MARS Petcare U.S.; 800-525-5273. “My cat doesn’t care much for treats, but she absolutely loves these! She gobbled them right up — and “asked” for more.” 
Pawsitively Clean by BISSELL Pee-eww Urine Eliminator System (41) $19.99; BISSELL; 800-237-7691. “My cat had an accident in her carrier, and this did the trick. It helps eliminate urine stains and odors, plus it helps you find them."
 Kitten with carpet cleaner
 Kitten with stain cleaner BISSELL Stomp ‘N Go (42) $4.99 (for package of five pads); BISSELL; 800-237-7691.  “This product actually makes cleaning easy and fun! I like that I didn’t have to do any scrubbing to get the stains out.”
Simple Solution Scented Stain & Odor Remover (45) $13.99 (32-ounce); $16.99 (64-ounce); The Bramtom Company; 800-272-6336. “This cleaner has a pleasant smell that’s not overpowering. I like that it’s safe to use around both pets and children.”   Kitten with stain remover
 Cat in carrier Petmate Curvations Luxury Pet Carrier (50) $99.99; Petmate; 877-738-6283.  “My cat enjoys being inside this carrier. It’s big inside so she can move around, but it’s still cozy and comfortable.” 
BOODA Balance Ball (51) $14.99; Petmate; 877-738-6283; www.petmate.com  “My cat really enjoys playing with this — and as it rolls through the house, she gets some exercise, too."
 Kitten with toy
 Cat in wicker chair Kitty Ball Bed (57) $99.99; The Refined Feline; 800-289-6136. “I love how this piece of cat furniture looks in my house. My cat loves the squooshy pillow and having her own little hideaway.”
Igloo Cat Bed — Deluxe (58) $149.99; The Refined Feline; 800-289-6136. “My cats enjoy curling up in this, and I love how it doubles as an end table.”
 
 Kittens on cat tree Cat Power Tower (61) $399.95; Wiser Pet Products; 920-303-0685. “This can keep my cat entertained all day. It gives her a variety of things to do — scratching, playing, lounging — plus it’s eco-friendly and a nice-looking piece of furniture.”
Pussy Cat Paradise Cat Condo (62) A Fantasy Forest Inc.; 407-327-1036. “How fun! My cats love snuggling up on the soft ‘fur’ and playing in the hidey holes.”        
 kittens on cat tree
   
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Donna    AustinDonnaA, TX

11/8/2011 2:45:55 PM

Some pretty neat products.

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

11/7/2011 11:49:52 PM

Looks like some really nice products!

Anon    City, CA

11/7/2011 7:23:31 PM

Some really great products!

AA    hollister, CA

11/7/2011 4:29:14 PM

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