Cat Gadgets: 19 Weird & Cute Crazy Cat Lady Approved Accessories

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By Nathan Jude | Updated: August 4, 2021

Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 cat gadgets we’re geeking out over!


Is the cat population in the United States. The next closest country is China, which is 20 million less! [source]

With that amount of furry feline friends, it’s no surprise that there’s a wealth of great cat gadgets out there to make cats’ lives (or at least the lives of their human masters) better than ever.

Which gadgets are “purrfect” for your kitty? Check out our top picks!

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Cool Cat Gadgets For Your Feline In 2024

1. Basepaws Cat DNA Test Kit & Health Report

Whether you want to find out what cat breeds may have gone into your shelter cat or you want to know what illnesses your kitty may be genetically predisposed to, you need to check out the Basepaws Cat DNA Test Kit & Health Report.

All you have to do is register the kit once you get it, swab your cat’s cheek – reviewers say this is easier than they expected – mail back the swab, and wait 4-6 weeks for the results.

While cat DNA breed testing isn’t quite as accurate as dog breed testing, you can get a general idea of the types of breeds that went into your cat. The more valuable information, though, may be the 39 gene mutations they check to look for 17 feline diseases and conditions.

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We hope you take care of yourself as much as your cat! If you do, you’ll enjoy our post on health gadgets to help you live your best life.

2. Petcube Play 2 Smart Camera & Cat Laser Toy

Petcube Play 2 Smart Camera & Cat Laser Toy

See, talk to, and play with your cat, even when you’re at work, with the Petcube Play 2 Smart Camera & Cat Laser Toy.

1080p HD video and night vision allow you to see what your cat is up to, two-way audio lets you hear and talk to your kitty, and a built-in laser pointer can play with your cat, even when you can’t.

Additionally, you can get alerts when your cat meows, get 30-second clips of your cat uploaded to cloud storage, and chat live with a veterinarian.

That’s not enough for you? Petcube Play 2 is the first pet camera that doubles as a smart speaker.

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3. PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

What makes the highly rated PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge worth the money?

  1. Durability

With a minimalist design that will match most decors, this cat scratcher is made completely from recycled and non-toxic materials.

While being extremely durable, it also comes with a 1-year warranty, but you likely won’t need to take advantage of it.

  1. Versatility

This is more than just a lounger.

Multiple or large cats can play on it, small cats can play inside it and you can even hang it on L-brackets to make “cat shelves”.

The team at PetFusion built in three additional uses. When the first side is thoroughly scratched, you can flip it upside down, then cut it in half!

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4. MalsiPree Interactive Robotic Cat Toy

You aren’t always available to use your cat’s favorite wand toy, so let MalsiPree Interactive Robotic Cat Toy play with your kitty when you can’t.

This rechargeable cat toy has two wheels and a wand with several different types of feather attachments to choose from. It can move back and forth, spin, and smack the wand back and forth to encourage your cat to play.

Since cats don’t have endless energy, this toy plays for 10 minutes, then pauses for an hour and a half to give your kitty a break before coming back to life.

Some cats are afraid of this toy, so returns are free for 30 days.

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5. Potaroma Remote Control Floppy Fish Cat Toy

Cats have a high prey drive and love to hunt. The Potaroma Remote Control Floppy Fish Cat Toy is about as realistic as a prey toy can get for a cat!

This rechargeable toy flops around when your cat touches it, which really heightens your cat’s desire to “kill” it.

A washable cover, included catnip pouch, and a new remote that allows you to start the fish flopping without needing to touch it round out the features of this fun toy.

Some cats are afraid of this toy when it’s turned on, but even then, most cats will still play with it even if it doesn’t flop around.

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Enjoy the real thing when it comes to fishing? Check out our post on must-have fishing gadgets for fresh and salt water anglers!

Purrr-fect Gadgets For Cat Cleanup

6. PETKIT Pura X Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box

Are you tired of cleaning the litter box but worried that an automatic litter box could injure your cat? The solution is the PETKIT Pura X Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box.

This litter box is full of sensors that detect when your cat is near or in it and it will stop immediately if it senses a cat is too close. Several reviewers mentioned that their curious cat would stick their head in to watch it clean, and it stopped immediately as soon as they got close.

Beyond just cleaning itself, this litter box weighs your cat and can send you alerts through the app when your cat has used the box, helping you detect if they start using it more or less than usual or if their weight changes.

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7. Polarduck Cat Litter Trapping Mat

If you’re tired of stepping on litter your cat tracked out of the box, you should try the Polarduck Cat Litter Trapping Mat.

Unlike most litter mats, where the litter just sits on top of the mat, this one has holes for the litter to fall through. Additionally, handles make it easy to pick up and dump the litter back in the box for less waste.

This mat is also waterproof and easy to spray down if your cat ever goes outside the box.

Pro tip: This mat arrives folded and it can be difficult to get the creases out. Fold it in the opposite direction a few times to help flatten it out.

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8. Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

Do you HATE the feeling of picking hair out of the slicker brush? Have you ever poked under your fingernail with one of the tines? Never have those problems again with the Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush!

With the push of a button, cat fur is ejected from the brush, saving you from scraping your hand to clean it.

This top-tier slicker brush is used and loved by professional groomers, so you can feel comfortable using it on your kitty.

Word to the wise: The clicking sound when you push the button may startle some cats. Make sure you get them used to the sound before you have your cat in your lap brushing them!

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9. Vacuyahu 3 in 1 Cordless Cat Grooming Vacuum

Reduce some of the mess caused by brushing your cat with the Vacuyahu 3 in 1 Cordless Cat Grooming Vacuum.

This quieter-than-usual vacuum has 3 speed (i.e. noise) settings and several different attachments. Use the brush attachment and the lowest speed to suck up cat hair as you brush it out of your cat.

While this vacuum is quieter than most, it is still a vacuum. Introduce your cat to it slowly to get them used to the sound before you try to start brushing them with it.

But wait, there’s more! This vacuum doesn’t just work for grooming. You can also use it on your furniture, bedding, car, and anywhere else you need a portable vacuum.

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10. Dyson V8 Animal Stick Vacuum Cleaner

If you’re looking for more of an all-around vacuum, check out the Dyson V8 Animal Stick Vacuum Cleaner.

This powerful cordless vacuum can get pet hair out of carpet, upholstery, and more.

Using regular power and no motorized attachments, you can get up to 40 minutes of use per charge. Using the Max Power mode or certain attachments can drain the battery more quickly, though, so this may be a better vacuum for small areas than large homes.

The canister is easy to empty without needing to touch the dirt or pet hair.

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Feeding Gadgets For Cats

11. Petcube Bites 2 Smart Camera & Treat Dispenser

Petcube Bites 2 Smart Camera & Treat Dispenser

Keep an eye on your cat and treat them throughout the day with the Petcube Bites 2 Smart Camera & Treat Dispenser.

A 160° view HD camera with night vision lets you see an entire room and check on your kitty day or night, and two-way audio lets you talk to and hear your cat.

Best yet, you can toss treats remotely or set up the Petcube to toss them on autoplay mode.

With the purchase of a PetCube, you also get access to a 24/7 vet chat, pet care perks, and smart alerts.

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Petcube Bites 2 is also perfect for pups! Have a friendly fido in your life? Check out our post on the dopest dog gadgets to keep them happy & healthy!

12. WOPET Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Cat Feeder

Travel frequently? Work late? Hate waking up early on weekends? Whatever your reasons for wanting an automatic feeder, the WOPET Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Cat Feeder is the best one you will find.

You can schedule up to 15 meals per day, with up to 50 “portions” per meal (according to reviewers, one “portion” is about ⅛ cup). And, since it holds up to 6 L of food, you don’t have to refill it very often.

Use the app to schedule feedings, do manual feedings, and see when the hopper is running low.

Rounding out the features, a battery backup ensures it will still work in case of a power cut.

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13. NPET Automatic Cat Water Fountain

Did you know that many cats prefer drinking running water rather than flat water? Dehydration is surprisingly common in cats, especially those who eat mostly dry food.

Those are just a couple of the reasons you should buy the NPET Automatic Cat Water Fountain.

Unlike most pet water fountains, this one has 3 different modes – tall faucet, short faucet, and fountain – so you can choose which style your cat likes the best, encouraging them to drink plenty of water.

The pump on this fountain is quiet – just know that the water splashing sound on the tall faucet mode may be too loud for some people.

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14. Cat Toys & Treats Subscription Box By Pet Treater

Surprise your cat with something new every month from the Cat Toys & Treats Subscription Box By Pet Treater.

The regular Cat Pack is only $15 a month, and you’ll get 3-4 hand-selected items each month. It could be toys, treats (NEVER made in China), or other goodies.

Or you can get the Multi-Cat Pack for $25 a month, which includes 7-8 surprise items every month.

Once you sign up, your first box will be shipped right away. After that, boxes leave the warehouse on the 10th of each month.

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Useful Cat Gadgets

15. SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect Bundle

Let your cat go in and out on their own without inviting raccoons into your home with the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect Bundle.

This smart cat door reads your cat’s existing microchip (or you can purchase a special microchip collar tag separately) and lets them in and out. You can control which cats can go in and out and even set a curfew for the flap to lock and unlock at certain times.

More than that, this cat flap can tell you when your cat comes and goes, which is especially useful if you work away from home or travel a lot.

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16. Cat Scratch Deterrent Tape

Have you tried just about everything you can think of to get your cat to stop scratching your furniture? You may need this Cat Scratch Deterrent Tape.

These large sheets of double-sided tape can stick just about anywhere without leaving behind residue. Cats hate the sticky sensation, so it should stop their scratching after their first attempt.

With 6 sheets that are 14.5” x 11.5”, 4 that are 11.5” x 6”, and the ability to cut to fit, you can put these anywhere your cat scratches.

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17. LSAIFATER 360° Cat Window Perch

Give your cat a better view of the outdoors with the LSAIFATER 360° Cat Window Perch.

Unlike other window perches, this one attaches from underneath, which provides easier access for your cat and a less-obstructed view for you.

Additionally, this perch can be folded out of the way when you want to close your curtains or blinds.

Available in 3 colors (brown, gold, and gray) and two sizes (M and L), your cat is sure to love this perch. When it gets dirty, the mat is machine washable.

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18. Petural Cat Nail Grinder

With its two speeds and relative quietness, the Petural Cat Nail Grinder is perfect for keeping your cat’s nails short and smooth.

Rechargeable and ergonomic, you’ll love the convenience of this grinder, and with its diamond drum bit, you don’t have to worry about sandpaper that wears out over time.

If you’ve never used a grinder on your cat’s nails before, be sure to introduce it to them slowly. Even though it’s quieter than some grinders, it isn’t silent, and the sensation of it might startle your kitty, too.

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19. Girafus Cat Tracker

GPS trackers are great for dogs that wander, but they aren’t ideal for cats. That’s where the Girafus Cat Tracker comes in.

For starters, the tracker itself is smaller than most GPS trackers, making it a better fit for cats.

Secondly, the rechargeable batteries can last up to 30 days, while many GPS trackers won’t even last a full day.

What really makes this the best choice for cats, though, is that it works in places GPS can’t, including inside your home.

Finally, unlike most GPS trackers, there is no monthly service fee for this tracker.

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The Top 6 Cat Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

PETKIT Pura X Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box

Bringing litter boxes into the 21st Century!

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Basepaws Cat DNA Test Kit & Health Report

Know what to expect with your kitty.

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Petcube Play 2 Smart Camera & Cat Laser Toy

Petcube Play 2 Smart Camera & Cat Laser Toy

Play with your cat while away from home.

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Petcube Bites 2 Camera & Treat Dispenser

Petcube Bites 2 Smart Camera & Treat Dispenser

Monitor your cat & treat them when you’re away.

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SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect Bundle

Let your cat stay and keep vermin away!

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PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

When beautiful design meets a cat scratcher!

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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