The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Cat
- by Rufus and Coco
Our feline friends can sometimes come off as cold and less affectionate than their canine counterparts, but that doesn't mean we that we don't need to spoil them once in a while. And with the holiday season fast approaching, we've compiled a list of some of our kitty best sellers to help you shop for the purr-fect present (or presents!).
Gifts You Can Give Your Cat for the Holidays
Litter & Accessories
Good litter hygiene is essential when it comes to keeping your pet’s health in check, and that’s because dirty and dusty litter can cause a variety of issues ranging from respiratory conditions to urinary tract infections.
The best litter substrate is made from eco-friendly materials, is completely biodegradable, and also doesn’t put your cat’s health at risk in any way. Natural and sustainable kitty litter won't only be beneficial to your wallet and your pet, but it's also great in reducing your cat's carbon pawprint. Two great examples are our award-winning Wee Kitty Clumping Corn Litter and Wee Kitty Eco Plant Clumping Litter which come in a variety of sizes (2kg, 4kg, and 9kg).
Another excellent option would be our Do Good Cat Litter, which is loved by both cats and cat parents alike. We do have to note that this one is not available online and that it can be found at selected Coles Supermarkets and OTR branches in Australia and selected Countdown branches in New Zealand. This litter is made from sustainable ingredients such as pea and corn plant fibres, it’s safe to flush, it’s lightweight, highly absorbent, and it even forms clumps quickly.
Two other accessories that make the task of cleaning up after your cat litter-ally a piece of cake are the Wee Kitty Posh Potty and the Wee Kitty Litter Trap Mat. The first minimises mess thanks to its high sides and the second traps any litter waste that your cat might accidentally carry on her paws after ‘using the bathroom.’
If your cat spends a bit of time alone while you’re working in the office, you'd want to prevent her from getting bored more than anything. Naturally, all cats get bored of their toys every now and then, but rotating between them once every two weeks can prevent this.
Whether you choose our Rock & Roll Treat Dispenser Toy, our Rocking Feathers Cat Toy, or our Fling & Chase Cat Toy, you can rest assured that your pet is going to enjoy herself both in your absence and in your presence.
Finally, one toy that all cats probably go crazy about is the Rechargeable Laser Cat Toy since we know that most kitties will stop at nothing just to catch that elusive red dot.
Several other accessories that can help you keep your cat’s (and your own) living space clean and in good shape are the Coco Hook-On Litter Scoop and Elasticised Litter Tray Liners. The former is convenient, easy-to-use, and can be attached to the side of your litter tray. As for the second, they make replacing your cat’s litter a breeze. Best of all, it's made of biodegradable plastic, fits a variety of litter trays, and has a mild apple scent!
Cleaning your cat’s litter box is necessary for preventing not just dirt, but also bacteria contamination. The Rufus & Coco Litter Tray Mate is a cleaning spray that contains naturally derived enzymes that not just clean and sanitise the tray, but also neutralise any urine and feces odours.
Indoor-only cats are less likely to get dirty, but if you live in a house and your cat also goes outside to have a bit of fun, you will have to clean her paws. Cats are already great at grooming their bodies, but using Bamboo Bio Wipes to get them perfectly clean is never a bad idea, especially since these are biodegradable and contain a soothing chamomile extract, too.
Depending on the type of coat that your cat has, grooming might be a task that you have to complete weekly or once every several days. To make your life easier, we suggest trying out Self Cleaning Slicker Brush (yet another award-winning in our range!) and our 4in1 Detangler & Pamper Spray for an all-around, quick-fix groom.
If your cat’s coat seems to have gotten dirty and giving a bath might not be a pleasure, the Rufus & Coco Water Free Wash can get the job done and avoid stressing out either of you. It is a dry grooming powder that neutralises odours, cleans dirt and excess oils, and also prevents static.
On the other hand, if your cat has had fleas and is experiencing itchyness from the insect bites, using a medicated shampoo such as the Itch Relief can minimise your pet’s skin irritation. It also aids in treating non-specific dermatitis and fungal skin infections.
Additionally, you should know that keeping your cat’s gums and teeth in perfect health can not only prevent periodontal disease, but it can also prevent a whole range of other conditions, even cardiac complications. The Rufus & Coco Breath Buddy is a water additive that naturally promotes excellent oral hygiene and also makes your cat’s breath smell good.
Treats and supplements
Giving a treat every now and then can definitely make any kitty's day. Our Reel Fish Crunchers are packed with omega 3 fatty acids which are great for keeping your cat’s heart and brain in perfect health. And the fact that it's all-natural, has no artificial colourings, flavourings, or preservatives is a definite bonus!
Our Anxiety Aid might be another product worth looking into, especially if your cat’s next yearly check-up is coming. This product can be mixed with your feline's wet food and it’ll supply your pet with plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as tryptophan - an amino acid that’s known to have calming capabilities. Anxiety Aid is a great choice for cats that tend to get extremely stressed when taking a trip to the vet, riding a vehicle, or going to an unfamiliar place.
No matter the type of present you decide to give your cat for the holidays or any other special event, you should always keep your pet’s health and safety in mind.
We hope that this list will give you some ideas on what you can get for your favourite feline. Happy shopping!