Thursday, June 19, 2014

Splurge Vs. Save: Luxury Products for Your Cat

Americans are spending more on their pets than ever before.  Last year's figures showed that we spent over $55.7 billion on our precious pooches and felines in 2013, and this year's numbers are predicted to be even higher!  Services like pet-sitting, hotels for pets, and pet-friendly restaurants and stores are ever-growing industries, and we are pampering our pets like crazy.  Dog washes and acupuncture for pets are common,  and brand-new treats, toys, and collars pop up every day.

It can be a bit overwhelming and hard to keep up with.  "Which kind of cat tree will my kitty love the most?"  "Is it silly to buy a stroller for my dog??"  Not to mention the expense.  How can you pamper your pet with the latest products without spending a fortune?  It's definitely tough...but not impossible!  To continue with the Adopt-A-Cat Month posts, I rounded up the most trendy products for fancy felines...and their less expensive counterparts!  Read on and enjoy Splurge Vs. Save:  Luxury Kitty Products!  (Just click the links to purchase.)

The KittiCraft Calabash is a designer piece that your cat will curl up in and never want to leave, but at $154.89 (not including the stand and cushion), the price is a bit steep.  The Hanging Cat Cuddle Pod, though a bit smaller, is just as cute and comfy, and only $19.99!

The PetCube, coming in August of this year, is an awesome new advance in technology.  It allows you to check up on your pet when you're not home, play with your pet with the built-in laser even if you aren't physically present, and meet other pet owners.  You can even talk to your furry friend from afar and share videos!  The pre-order price is $179, which is admittedly a good deal for this kind of technology.  However, the D-link Wireless Network Camera also lets you check in on your pets in real time for only about $35.

This neon couch for dogs and cats is comfy and chic, and the neon + stripes design is very in right now!  $147.99 is the price tag on it, and while it's beautiful, it will likely be covered in drool and pet hair in minutes.  The PetMate Sofa Dog/Cat Bed is just as comfortable for only $17.94, and it's made of suede and fleece for extra softness.  I would sleep in this bed if I could!

Any energetic kitty would LOVE bouncing from shelf to shelf on these Cat Silhouette Cat Shelves, which also function as cute art pieces for $124.99 apiece.  The Harmony Loft Cat Shelf Set is only $29.99, and it provides the same function (climbing fun for your cats) at only a fraction of the price.

A self-cleaning litter box sounds almost too good to be true, right?  Well, the Litter Robot does just that:  sifts the litter automatically after each use!  The waste gets deposited in a drawer located underneath the box.  For $369, it's expensive, but it has great reviews and will save you a lot of annoying scooping.  The Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, on the other hand, is only $32.99, but instead of automatically cleaning, requires you to roll the box to the right to allow it to sift itself.  A little more work on your part, but the price tag just might make it worth it.

The Hepper Pod gives your kitty a dark, warm cave to sleep in for $199, while the Mod Dream Pod does the same, without the stand but in the same funky color, for just $56.64.

The Special Edition Pet Stroller is super fancy, boasting a canopy, waterproof inner pad, and a storage basket.  At $240, that is one luxurious ride for your pet!  The BestPet Swanky Pet Stroller is only $39.88 and has all the same features - plus it's foldable!

Tote your small dog or cat around with you in this carrier sling, available in different colors for $125.  Or you could use the reversible pet sling, which features a safety collar hook, for $16.88!

Most dogs and cats love to nestle inside a cocoon of blankets, and this soft faux-mink bag is just perfect for your pet to snuggle up in!  Sizes vary - the medium size is about $79.  The Burrow Cat Bed isn't quite as luxe, but it still provides your cat with the same safe feeling for only $24.19.  A bargain that comes in many different colors!

Happy shopping! <3



4 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are some sensational bargains! Thanks for Pet Parading with us this week!!

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    1. I wish I had a cat so I could pamper them with some of this stuff, LOL! :) Thanks for reading!

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  2. Love this post!!!!! I especially love the cat shelves!! How cool! My kitties would LOVE these!
    Thanks for sharing these savings on our pet parade!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. There are SO MANY cool things for cats out there! I bet those shelves would be a fairly easy and customizable DIY? :) Thank you for reading!

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