Get your credit cards and PayPal ready, because Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner. Lasting two days, from June 21 through June 22, the event – one of the biggest online sales events of the year – promises millions of deals and some of the year's best offers on Amazon products and services and other goodies featured on Amazon – including cat products. While the official Prime Day period will feature some of the best day-of deals, Amazon is kicking things off with hundreds of deals leading up to the big event itself. Your feline friends will finally appreciate you! Just kidding, they already do. Right?
What is Amazon Prime Day?
If you've never taken advantage of Amazon Prime Day before, just know that you're missing out. First kicked off in 2015, Prime Day is one of the biggest online sales events of the year, eagerly anticipated and often enshrouded in mystery as to the official date – up until just a few weeks before the event. It's usually held in July, but not always. Last year, for example, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed until October. Lucky for us, the mega-event is being held a bit earlier this year, running from June 21 through June 22. Expect to see prices drop to their lowest all year, even beating out some Black Friday deals.
Speaking of Black Friday, you might be wondering: which is better, Prime Day or Black Friday? It really depends on what you're looking for.
Prime Day is more likely to feature sweet deals on items that usually go for under $100, as well as products you're more likely to buy throughout the year (like pet supplies!).
Black Friday, on the other hand, typically features more deals on more expensive, one-time purchases such as a new television or entertainment system. Black Friday can also take place both online (including websites besides Amazon) and offline in brick-and-mortar stores (you've probably heard news stories about Black Friday stampedes before). Following on the heels of Black Friday, Cyber Monday features the best online deals for electronics.
But we're talking about Prime Day, here. You may be wondering about a few other things. Such as...
Who is Amazon Prime Day for?
The biggest caveat to Prime Day is that it's exclusively accessible to Amazon Prime customers. Not a Prime customer yet? Consider subscribing to Amazon Prime. For over 200 million people, it's worth it. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial and after that, if you continue, it's just $12.99 a month, plus any applicable taxes.
What do you get out of Amazon Prime?
Honestly, quite a lot. An Amazon Prime membership grants you access to Prime deals and free two- or one-day shipping on Prime eligible products (and there are many), not to mention other benefits like streaming access to thousands of movies, TV shows and Amazon Originals and over two million ad-free songs.
If you're someone who likes shopping online and saving on shipping and finding good deals, it's really something to consider. If you're a student, you could likely qualify for a Prime Student membership that's 50% off the regular price, paying only $6.49 a month after a free six-month trial.
Long story short: you do need a Prime membership in order to participate in Amazon Prime Day deals. However, if you like shopping online and enjoying perks like fast and free shipping and access to entertainment and even savings at places like Whole Foods, it's probably worth it.
When exactly is Prime Day, again?
This year, Prime Day will begin on Monday, June 21 at 12:00 a.m. PDT (midnight) and last 48 hours through Tuesday, June 22.
What are the benefits of Prime Day?
- From June 7 through Prime Day, spending $10 with any of the more than 300,000 small businesses participating on Amazon will earn Prime members a $10 credit to use during Prime Day. Need to buy something before Prime Day? Sounds good to us.
- Also from June 7 through Prime Day, if you use the Amazon Prime credit card to shop at Amazon's small businesses, you'll earn you 10% back.
- Gain access to thousands of deals on products in various categories, including day-of deals (remember, these have a short window, usually around 3-6 hours before expiring), similar to daily Amazon "lightning" deals.
- In the weeks leading up to Prime Day itself, take advantage of thousands of early deals available now.
Speaking of those early deals, we've compiled some of the best deals on high-quality cat products. If you're convinced, get a head-start checking out our list and know that you can experience the benefits of Prime Day even now! Your feline family members might actually love you for it (hopefully).
Are there also deals for dogs?
Not to be outdone by their feline frenemies, dogs are getting their sweet deals, too. In fact, Prime Day is blessing us with even more amazing early deals on dog products than on cat products. Your canine will be on Cloud Nine.
Can we get to the cat deals, already?
Yup! Here are some of the best Prime Day deals and early deals on cat products we've seen – available now:
Amazon Brand – Kitzy Dry Cat Food, No Added Grains (Turkey/Whitefish & Pea Recipe)
Now: $14.39 (Save 43%) – Prime Day Deal
Amazon's got their own cat food brand, Kitzy, and this recipe for cats sounds delicious. Featuring either turkey or whitefish as the lead ingredients, this dry cat food also boasts peas and sweet potatoes but no added grains, corn, wheat or soy and no artificial colors or flavors. This food is appropriate for cats of all life stages and this particular deal comes in a 12-pound bag (turkey).
Amazon Basics Gravity Pet Food Feeder and Water Dispensers
Now: $11.19 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
These small pet waterers and feeders use gravity to provide a constant supply of water or food to your dog or cat. The see-through container holds up to 1 gallon of water or 6 pounds of dry pet food, depending on which version you get, making it easy to see when the supply is running low (pictured is the water dispenser, size small). There are non-skid rubber feet for secure placement and side cut-out handles along the base to make it easy to pick up.
Amazon Basics Cat Pad Refills for Litter Box
Now: $17.83 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
This 40-pack of cat litter pads features pads made of PE film with a super absorbent core, effectively locking moisture underneath. They're disposable for quick, easy cleanup and come scented, lemon-scented or unscented. Store unused pads in a dry location.
Check out Amazon Basics' wide array of cat climbing trees and scratching posts!
Amazon Basics Medium Cat Scratching Post - 16 x 16 x 32 Inches, Gray
Now: $17.84 (Save 36%) – Prime Day Deal
Now: $31.99 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
Amazon Basics Multi-Level Cat Tree with Scratching Posts
Now: $52.69 (Save 33%) – Prime Day Deal
Amazon Basics Cat Activity Tree with Scratching Posts
Now: $32.64 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
Amazon Basics Cat Tree with Platform, Scratching Posts, X-Large Size
Now: $43.39 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
Amazon Basics Cat Condo Tree Tower with Hammock Bed and Scratching Post
Now: $19.39 (Save 30%) – Prime Day Deal
These early deals are still active, too!
Cat Escape Proof Harness for Walking
If you've been thinking about taking your cat for a walk just like you'd walk a dog, this harness is a great way to do it. The neck and chest openings can be adjusted, keeping your cat comfortable. It's made of premium air-mesh fabric that's lightweight, soft and breathable. This harness is a great way of reducing the stress on your cat's neck by redistributing the leash pressure evenly throughout the chest and shoulders. It comes in five color options and two size options, extra small (11-15 inch chest size) and small (16-20 inch chest size).
SmartyKat Feather Whirl Electronic Motion Cat Toy
This creative, "As-Seen-On-TV" kinetic toy by SmartyKat is a fun way to encourage healthy activity in your cat. Using two AA batteries (not included), the ball erratically swivels around on a wobbly weighted base – starting and stopping and changing directions – keeping your cat busy fully engaged (and offering quite the cardio workout!). It comes with a pole made of flexible plastic that you attach to the top of the ball, from which a fancy cluster of feathers dangle. SmartyKat also offers a complete customer satisfaction guarantee.
Ralthy Interactive Robotic Cat Toys, Automatic Irregular USB Charging 360 Degree Self-Rotating Ball
Similar to the SmartyKat toy, this high-tech robotic cat toy by Ralthy is a great way to keep your cat entertained while slyly getting him to exercise, too. Utilizing two powerful motors and tires, the toy, complete with a dangling feather wand on top, automatically zips around, making twists and turns and changing directions, keeping your cat on his toes. Instead of replaceable batteries, it sports a USB charging port, can hold a charge for three to four hours and features an LED color-changing lamp (instead of a laser) to protect your cat's eyes. Pretty high-tech for a cat toy!
UPSKY Cat Toy Roller 3-Level Turntable Cat Toy Balls
This multi-tier cat toy features three colorful balls and three bell balls that roll around on different levels – super fun for your kitty to hit with her paw and watch roll around. Made of super-durable polypropylene (PP), the toy is built to endure aggressive cat scratching and other wear. The kinetic and sonic elements of the toy stimulate your cat's senses and hunting abilities while keeping her occupied. You can also detach each level to remove the balls, which can be fun on their own to play with on the floor.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Gravity Food or Water Station, Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder
This sleek cat (or dog) feeder has a waterer counterpart and uses gravity to keep the food or water basin full for your pet. The food station comes in small (2 pounds of food) or medium (4 pounds of food) sizes, while the water station comes in sizes that hold 64 ounces, 128 ounces or 320 ounces of water. The bowls are made of stainless steel and the reservoirs are made of durable BPA-free plastic. Whether you've got a cat or dog or both, this is a great way to keep food or water supplied to your pet throughout the day.
Shinea Cat Water Fountain, 2.6L Automatic Cat Drinking Water Fountain
This Amazon-recommended automatic drinking fountain for cats (or dogs) features an ultra-quiet and low consumption pump (measures below 40 dB). It can hold up to 2.6 liters or 88 fluid ounces, among the highest volume of all pet fountains on Amazon. The 360-degree multi-directional streams aerate the water for added oxygen and freshness. There are three flow settings that encourage your pet to drink more than stationary water, and the fountain also comes with a silicone pad to place underneath to catch any splashed water.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed - Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder
This high-tech automatic cat (or dog) feeder comes is one of Amazon's choices when it comes to pet feeders. You can use it to not only schedule your cat's meals, but also control the amount of food per serving, ranging from 1/8 cup to 4 cups per meal, depending on your pet's needs. It even has a slow-feed option to dispense larger portions over 15 minutes in case you have a pet that eats too quickly. You can schedule up to 12 meals a day! It works best with dry and semi-moist pet kibble that is up to 3/4 inch in diameter. An excellent option for portion control, this technologically advanced pet feeder requires four D-cell alkaline batteries (not included).
PetSafe 5 Meal Pet Feeder - Cat and Dog Feeder
Another high-tech and Amazon-recommended pet feeder from PetSafe, this cat or dog feeder allows you to schedule up to five meals a day using a clever design that only allows access to one portion at a time. Perfect for fast eaters or pets that have been over-eating, this feeder allows for multiple feeding options without losing the schedule. It's also dishwasher-safe – simply remove the BPA-free tray and place it on the top rack for easy cleanup. Each compartment holds up to 1 cup of dry or semi-moist pet food.
Pet Hair Remover Glove - Gentle Pet Grooming Glove Brush
If your cat doesn't like being brushed with a comb or brush but loves getting massaged, this glove brush is a win-win. While showing your kitty some love, you can also gently brush away mats, light tangles and loose undercoat using the glove's soft, flexible groomer design. It works for both cats and dogs with short, medium, curly or long coats and helps stimulate skin oils while improving coat softness and shine. The glove has an adjustable wrist strap for security and better yet, it's machine-washable. Your cat will never even know his massage has an ulterior motive!
Comfort Zone Cat Calming Diffuser
This veterinarian-recommended diffuser is Amazon's Choice when it comes to diffusers for keeping cats safe, happy and calm. It even won the 2020 Product of the Year award in the Cat Care category. The drug-free solution creates a calming and relaxing environment while also serving as a gentle deterrent to reduce urine spraying and destructive scratching. It's suitable for all life stages, too.