Entice and Entertain your cats with these product designs!

If you have a cat, you know you probably spend a lot more on your glorious feline than you would ever care to admit. We can’t help but try and entice these furballs, forever hopeful to get some extra affection from them! And we sure hope they do so after being pampered with these designs. Gloriously plush beds that make us want to curl up in them, a modular wall-mounted system that you can add, edit or just shake up when your kitties get bored to gadgets that monitor your pet’s health, we are sure that there is something in this collection that is sure to set your heart and your kitten’s paws pitter-patter! Or just the box it comes in will work.

Cat Window Perch by Martha Stewart 

The Cat Mod is a system of modular feline furniture that users can customize for their kitties by CatastrophiCreations 

The Adventure Tent Cat Bed by Tinker that lets your kitty rest in style

The Ascend wood desk has been crafted with multiple ramps and landings for cats to perch up and play by Dan Devine

LavvieBot S is the smartest litter box and is integrated with IoT functions. It automatically cleans your cat’s litter and refills it from the storage bin by Tae-Gu Noh of PurrSong 

KATRIS is a cat-bed with a removable base that turns the bed into a massaging+scratching toy to keep the cat entertained by Team KATRIS 

Catcube by Standard Architecture

The TailTalk comes with a built-in water purification system that allows for the continues flow and circulation of water, eliminating water scale build-up, whilst four layers of filter remove any large particles from the water by Rice Mak 

Kyali Square Cat Bed by MADE Studio 

Then side-table is designed like a mini-maze for your cat to relax and play by RuiQiong Huang for MoFFan

Meowlting Catpuccino Figure: For Cat, Coffee, and Ice Cream Lovers

Over the years, the world of collectible figures has gotten more and more creative, playing with proportion, envisioning characters in cartoony forms, increasing their levels of detail and movement, and much more. And sometimes figures are just plain wackadoo, and I love them for that reason.

What you’re looking at here is I Love Doodle’s Meowlting Catpuccino figure from Sideshow and designer toy company Mighty Jaxx. The 6″ tall vinyl collectible features a big puffy cat who looks like the cream from a cappuccino, melting atop an ice cream cone. Why? Why the heck not, I say.

Only 200 of the figures are being made, hence the $99 price tag, but for lovers of kitties, cappuccinos or ice cream cones, it’s well worth it. You can pre-order yours now over at Sideshow, and it’s expected to ship by this September.

Cats in Ugly Christmas Sweaters Wreath

Do cats really need sweaters since they’re always wearing a fur coat anyway? Yes they do. Because it’s Christmas and everyone needs to don their ugly sweaters, even pets. It’s an official rule of Christmas, along with watching Die Hard. That’s a thing now, right? Well in case you’re having trouble wrangling your actual cat into an ugly sweater, maybe just go with a Cats in Ugly Sweaters Wreath instead? It’s all the fun of seeing a cat in an ugly Christmas sweater without any of the scratching, clawing, and general catitude. Closeup on the best kitty? You got it:

Ahhh. This wreath has 3.5 adorable kitties decked out in their finest holiday apparel, and it lights up! The wreath has 6 white LED’s that blink. It’s battery powered, and made of craft foam with a keyhole slot on the back for easy hanging at your home or office (or both, why not?) or even outside Nakatomi Plaza. Just make sure to hang it nice and high so that those real cats you have or John McClane don’t accidentally knock it down. Measures approx. 16.5″ wide by 18″ tall.

Cats in Ugly Christmas Sweaters Wreath
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Cats Everywhere Windshield Sunshade

It would be quite difficult to drive if your car was overrun with cats. Some people might argue there’s no such thing as too many cats. No matter which side of the cat fence you’re on, you can at least make your car look like it’s full of felines with the Car Full of Cats Auto Sunshade. Those cats really know how to party…and keep the sun out of your car. Prop this up on your windshield on a sunny day (or any day, really) and you’ll be the coolest car in the carpark in more ways than one.

This 50″ x 27-1/2″ shade is big enough for most vehicles. It attaches with 2 suctions cups, so if you happen to be bringing along any actual free-roaming cats in your car, they won’t knock it down. Or they will knock it down but it won’t be easy for them. And what are you doing with actual cats jumping around your car anyway? Let your inner crazy cat lady roam free across the driveways and parking lots of the world. Anything less would be a cat-astrophe. Sorry, I’ll see myself out.

Cats Everywhere Windshield Sunshade
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What Are Some Good Sources of Calcium for My Dog?

Why is Calcium Important for Dogs?

Calcium is an essential mineral for dogs and humans alike. It’s responsible for conducting electrical impulses, sending signals, contracting muscles (especially the heart), not to mention keeping those teeth and bones strong.

When dog’s don’t get enough calcium they can suffer the same consequences as us – they need ultimate pet nutrition. Notably the condition rickets (where bones become soft and fragile), muscle twitching, restlessness, stiffness, lethargy, convulsions, and osteoporosis.1

Now, regular canned dog food should contain adequate amounts of calcium. However, like all processed foods, ingredients can also lose their nutritional goodness through processing.

The good news is that this essential mineral is found in so many natural foods, including supplements like ProPower Plus and Nature’s Blend. If you’re feeding your pup a raw diet it’s particularly crucial to know what those foods are.

A Note About Phosphorus

Your dog requires more calcium than phosphorus to maintain optimal health and ultimate pet nutrition. But popular foods like boneless meats (especially organ meats) are much higher in phosphorus than calcium.

Traditionally, wild dogs would eat an entire animal which would provide plenty of calcium from the bones of the creature. But today, dog’s aren’t necessarily getting enough bone.

So if you’re feeding your dog a raw diet, adding some bone meal or crushed eggshells can be of help to level up that calcium. 2 But we shall delve into that a little more below.

Calcium-Rich Foods That Dogs Can Eat

1. Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein, fatty acids, and of course calcium and they’re rather handy as a snack or a treat. Just make sure they’re cooked as raw eggs can carry salmonella as well as lead to a biotin deficiency in dogs. 3

Eggs are slightly higher in phosphorus however, so don’t go overboard. Betters yet, egg shells have shown to contain even greater amounts of calcium.

What you’ll need to do is crush the eggshells and then sprinkle a little (about half a teaspoon) onto their food. Some people prefer to boil the shells first (for the same salmonella reasoning) and then crush them using a mortar and pestle or food processor. 4

2. Cheese

While some dogs may have issues with lactose-intolerance, cheese is a pretty good choice of human food for dogs. In moderation.

Cheese contains plenty of calcium, protein, vitamin A, B vitamins, and fatty acids. But it’s high in fat, and some cheeses can be very salty. Low-fat cheese like mozzarella or cottage cheese are your best choices. And, look for versions that are low in salt. 5

Cheese is also a great tool for hiding pills when your dog is required to take medication.

3. Yogurt

Yogurt is wonderful source of calcium for dogs because it can be easily mixed in with their meal. It’s especially helpful for softening very dry food.

Do be picky with your choice of yogurt and steer clear clear of those that are high in sugar (like flavored yogurts), especially if your dog is overweight.

Yogurt also contains plenty of beneficial bacteria that can help to balance your pup’s intestinal flora, much as it does your own.

4. Fish

The best fish for boosting calcium include salmon, tuna, sardines, and trout. Always cook your dog’s fish – raw fish isn’t great on their stomach and it may carry bacteria.6 You should remove all the fish bones, or to play it safe, grind the fish up.

Fish contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids which are wonderful for promoting healthy skin and coat. They can also decrease cholesterol levels in the blood, and combat inflammatory conditions like allergies and arthritis.7

5. Bones

Which brings us to bones. An age-old dog food that’s become a contentious topic in today’s society – are they safe for your dog to eat or not? One thing’s for sure – they’re a huge source of calcium.

Yes, certain dog bones can be dangerous but rather than avoiding them altogether, it’s about being informed.

Chicken, turkey or pork bones – or any kind of cooked bone – are absolutely off-limits. They can easily splinter into shards that pose a dangerous choking hazard and can injure your pup’s mouth, throat or digestive system. Instead, seek out raw meat bones with plenty of muscle meat still attached to them. Never give your dog a bone when it’s hungry. It’s best to watch the clock and it back off them after 15-20 minutes. You can refrigerate it for a few days and reuse it. 8

But don’t assume that very large bones are a safer option. They can break a dog’s teeth.

Bottom line: Eating bones is not without risk, but there are definitely benefits – like calcium – that are great assets.

If you want to play it safe, crush up bones using a grinder or food processor and then add to your pet’s meal. You can also purchase prepackaged bone meal. Just don’t cook bones beforehand as this can cause a loss of nutrients.

A Most Essential Mineral

Calcium is essential to your canine’s health and wellbeing and these 5 foods show just a few simple ways to help support that intake. You may also like to look into some high-calcium vegetables and legumes such as broccoli, spinach, and beans.

Of course, any concerns that you may have surrounding whether your dog needs more calcium, or how to best feed it to them, should be discussed with your vet.