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When you bring home a new cat, there are some basic necessities you're going to need. Food and water dishes? Check. Collar? Check. Cat carrier? Check.
But in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, we're thinking outside the (litter)box and sharing must-haves that any future crazy cat lady (and her kitty, of course) would love.
With this fancy fountain, your cat will be sipping pretty. It's dishwasher safe and features a replaceable filter to keep the water fresh and clean. The fountain holds up to 50 ounces of water.
Lotus Pet Fountain, available at Frontgate.com for $79.50.
Made from a special blend of corn husk and sisal rope, this functional yet decorative vase lets your cat scratch to his heart's content. The vase can be sprayed with catnip to keep cats' attention, and (pet-safe) artificial flowers or plants can be added to enhance your home's decor. The scratcher also has a hollow center, so you can add extra weight to make it more stable.
Catit Style Blow Molded Scratcher Vase, available on Amazon for $21.47.
Your feline friend will love the massaging element of this fun and colorful brush. It grooms while also gently stimulating capillaries, adding shine to your cat's coat.
Kong Zoom Groom for Cats, available on Amazon for $4.99.
Sure, it's a bit silly, but come on, how cute is this cat playing in big yellow pants? The creative tunnel toy is made of crinkle paper and nylon, which makes fun noises for your cat, and is also laced with catnip for added sensory stimulation.
Zanies Fish'N Fun Nylon Cat Play Tunnel Pant, available on Amazon for $19.88.
What better way to liven up an ensemble than with some fun feline flair? This chiffon scarf measures 28 by 71 inches and is available in either black cat on beige (seen here) or beige cat on black.
Cat Print Scarf, available on Etsy for $19.50.
This modern dual-sided feeding station boasts dishwasher-safe bowls and nonslip rubber feet. Its unique design and bold color make it a perfect addition to dinnertime.
Hing Designs Fish Bowl, available on Amazon for $29.99.
Add a touch of class to treat time with this regal storage option for cat snacks. The textured glass jar is dishwasher safe, and the cast iron cleans with only soap and water. The jar can be customized with any letter, excluding F, I, Q, U, X, Y and Z.
Personalized Decorative Baroque Pet Treat Jar, available at Frontgate.com for $149.50.
This framed artwork highlights the yin and yang of the cat attitude, otherwise known as cat-itude. Its subtle, neutral color scheme makes it an ideal addition to any cat lover's home or office. Plus, bonus zen!
Cat Tao Art, available on Uncommon Goods for $95.
The multicolored, wooden cubes in this set can be arranged in endless combinations to keep your kitty entertained. The cubes are covered in a heavy cotton and nest neatly inside one another for quick and easy storage when they're not in use.
Cat Climbing Tower, available at Frontgate.com for $299.
The oval rim of this vibrant litter bowl keeps its contents from escaping when your cat shuffles it around. It comes in an array of bold colors to complement the design of any room in your home.
Petego United Pets Vicci Cat Litter Bowl, available on Amazon for $47.
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