I think it is worthwhile knowing what the best sellers at Amazon are for the reason it is nice see what other people are thinking in relation to cat products. It provides an insight into the concerns of cat caretakers. The date is 7th July 2014.
The top item is Precious Cat Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter, 40 pound bag.
The third is the classic topical flea drop treatment. This one is from Advantage: Bayer Advantage II, Large Cat, Over 9-Pound, 6-Month
The fourth is a pet ID tag:
Next in line is a refill for a device that stores used litter. I had never heard of it until today: Litter Genie 3-Pack Standard Refill for Litter Box. It indicates that people use a special device to hold used cat litter before discarding it. I can understand that because it is difficult to store in an odor-free way.
The next most popular (5th) is the Drinkwell Fountain Premium Replacement Filter 3 pack. Clearly a lot of people use the fountain as a water source. Do people use the Drinkwell to encourage their cat to drink water in the belief that cats don’t drink enough and drinking more will help prevent urinary tract infections? I think this is the reason for its popularity.
Fancy Feast sea food cans (wet food) is another popular product at 6th.
Seventh most popular is another wet cat food in small cans: Friskies Cat Food Classic Pate, 3 Flavor Variety Pack (Salmon, Mixed Grill, Turkey & Giblets), 5.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
In 8th place is another quality wet cat food: Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Cat Food Variety Pack, 3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
9th most popular is another topical spot treatment for fleas, this time by Frontline: Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Control for Cats and Kittens
Finally in 10th place is the water fountain. Obviously cat owners have faith in this device but it does require some maintenance and the filters add to the running costs: Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
What can we take from this? People are concerned about cat food quality and potential urinary tract diseases (UTIs). Fleas are the biggest health issue and cat litter odor is also a high priority cat maintenance problem.