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Cats are beautiful, interesting, weird creatures. If you’re lucky enough to be loved by one, it’s your God-given responsibility to give them a comfortable and fun home. We wrote about the supplies you should get if you recently adopted a pet,  but once you have that pet situated at home, you’ll want to create a healthy, welcoming space for them. Cats require a specific type of environment to play, scratch, and relax.

Here are our favorite products based on months of testing with our own cats. Even if our pets rejected a particular product, we still examined overall construction, design, and value to determine whether it may be of use to some other kitties. Felines can be fickle, which unfortunately means you may have to go through a few options to find the right fit.

We also won’t hold it against you if you’re more of a dog person; we have a supplies and accessories guide for dogs, too.

Updated September 2021: We’ve added the Tuft and Paw Cove litter box, Catit Pixi smart feeder and fountain, the Ebo robot toy, and a few more recommended products.

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