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Seems well made and cats like it, plus many different attachments are available.

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Pros: Durable, cats enjoy it, can get different attachments, cord doesn't knot as easily as that of Da Bird

Cons: A bit pricey and the rod is a little short

I'd heard great things about Neko Flies so even though it was a bit pricey, I ordered one for Paul and Chula.  Chula absolutely loves this thing.   She races all around the place trying to catch it and leaps high in the air with her efforts.  She'll wear herself out to the point that a nap comes next.   Paul seems to like it one day and not the next.  I think it might be because he's one of those cats who likes wand toys with long dangly things so I've ordered an attachment that should help with that.  This brings up a negative point - the attachments are very expensive and seem overpriced to me.  The one I have on order was $13.95 which is too much for...
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Grinds points off claws and eliminates clipping.

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Pros: Claw points are ground down quickly, cats may show less nervousness around it than around clippers.

Cons: Might grind too far while first getting used to it. Costs more than many clippers. Low humming sound might bother sensitive cats.

This is supposed to be less traumatic on nervous cats than clipping their claws and my experience bears that out.  Both Chula and Paul hung around afterward to check it out, instead of bolting for the next room like they usually do after a session with the clippers. It makes a low humming sound as it grinds that might bother some cats, but neither of mine seemed to notice it at all.   While I am still getting used to the grinder, I have only taken off the actual sharp points.  They do come off quickly so I've not yet tried grinding higher up yet.   There is a disconcerting smell of burning claw that accompanies the grinding but neither Paul nor Chula showed any...
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Adorable little cricket that chirps when cats play with it. Pricey.

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Pros: Catnip stuffed cricket is adorable and chirps when cats play with it.

Cons: None

This is one of those toys that I like more than the cats.  It's a cute little cricket that softly chirps when cats are batting it around.  Unfortunately Paul and Chula are not that interested in it, although I do sometimes hear chirping late at night.  It seems like it would be a great cat toy - it's a good size to be swatted at or held in the mouth and it gives direct feedback with the chirping. It is also stuffed with catnip, making it even better.   I love it, but my vote doesn't count.  I'm hoping after a catnip holiday that a renewed interest in catnip will make this toy more attractive to them.     I bought it on sale for $6.99, marked down...
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Nice colorful ball but overpriced.

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Pros: Cat ball is colorful and attractive, turns itself off automatically

Cons: Pricey, plus prices fluctuate considerably. Smaller than expected.

This is an attractive little motion activated ball that lights up in different colors when it rolls across the floor. It turns itself off, so there is no need to keep turning it off during periods of inactivity.   Theoretically, this is a nice little cat toy with the potential to mesmerize kitties and give them a good work out.  Unfortunately, neither Paul nor Chula are at all interested in it - although I like it, they don't.  Other cats might, though, so I can't really mark down for that.  It is a little smaller than I expected but is not too small to be practical.   The reason I'm giving it only three stars is because of the price and the continuous price...
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Attractive, well made scratcher: cats enjoy it and it looks nice in the house.

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Pros: Scratcher is beautiful and well made from high quality components. Cats love it. Great customer service.

Cons: Costs more than mass produced scratchers

This is one of the most attractive scratchers I've ever seen and my cats agree.  It's handmade of high quality components that can take daily work-outs with the sharpest claws.  The curved legs add a stylish touch rarely seen in a cat scratcher which means the scratcher looks appropriate in fancier decors where many mass-produced scratchers seem out of place.  It's available at:  http://artmotionandsound.com/   Chula examining her new scratcher       Because the scratcher is angled, theoretically it is more likely to fall over than if it were vertical, but so far we've not had any problem.  It's been the perfect scratcher.  ...
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Beautiful handmade little quilts stuffed with high quality catnip

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Pros: Serve as beds and toys, very well made, large selection of fabrics

Cons: None

Pootie pads are small quilts handmade by a pair of sisters in Oregon and stuffed with high quality catnip.   (The word "pootie" is an endearment for cats, hence the name.)  The pads come in two sizes. We have the large size at 23" X 17" shown below.    Paul checking out Pootie pad while Chula looks on.       Chula and Paul really love this little quilt and it's quite versatile as it can serve as a toy or as a blanket to sleep on. Paul likes having it in his bed. They're very well made and stand up to bunny kicking and enthusiastic rolling.   The quilts are made to order and there is a wide selection of fabrics to choose from - all of them...
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My cats love this high quality, attractive scratcher

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Pros: Very high quality, looks great on wall, excellent customer service, cats love it

Cons: None

Chula and Paul have four other scratching posts, but this one gets the most attention, by far.  It's holding up well to all the scratching, with only a bit of fuzziness after 8 months of intense daily use.  The scratcher is not only made of high quality materials, it's also beautifully made and looks really nice on the wall.  The wall style itself works really well, too.  Because you can position it wherever you want on the wall, it's possible to choose a height that works best for your individual cat.   The location on the wall also seems to encourage scratching  - both Paul and Chula will stop to scratch as they walk by.   The scratchers are hand...
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Good brush for cats with sensitive skin and/or fine hair

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Pros: Very gentle and cats enjoy it

Cons: Doesn't work that well on cats with thicker hair

I used this brush on my senior cat Wesley who had developed very sensitive skin and a low tolerance for brushing in his old age.  It was the only brush he allowed and it did help get the loose hair up although it didn't gather as much hair as grooming tools with teeth.    It also works well on cats with fine, fly-away hair.      This brush is so gentle that every cat I've ever had has put up with it being used on their faces and chests.   They also enjoy being brushed with it - I've rarely had a cat cut short a grooming session with this brush.   The only downside to it is that it just isn't that effective.  

Excellent for putting finishing touches to grooming

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Pros: Picks up stray hair after grooming, cat loves how it feels

Cons: Doesn't harvest enough hair on its own

I use this primarily on Paul, who has short, thick hair.  First I groom him with a tool like the furminator or a toothed grooming loop and then stroke him while wearing this glove.  The glove picks up all the loosened hair and leaves him looking sleek and shiny.  The best part is that he absolutely loves it and allows me to use it on his tail and chest - places he doesn't like other grooming tools to approach. It's very easy to use since you're basically just stroking your cat.    This is also great for gathering up all the tufts of hair left behind on the rug or bed, or wherever your cat is sitting while being groomed.      It is necessary to...
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Worked well -- once

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Pros: Good concept, pills adequately hidden

Cons: Cat may learn to avoid

I tried these on two cats with very little success.  Milo would eat them, but not with a pill in them.  Wesley ate one, with pill, exactly once and that was all it took.  He wised up and would never touch them again.  I think they are a great concept and certainly worth trying but be prepared to use them as a treat.
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