Old Maid Cat Lady is your home for all things "cat"!
We currently have over 2,600 products for cats and for people who love them, with more being added all the time. You can shop by category, browse through all the products for cats, all the products for people, or do a specific search for exactly what you need. Roll over the menu to the left to see a flyout list of sub-categories for each main one.
Products are shipped directly to you from our suppliers. All those things you can't find for cats in the pet supply stores? We share your frustration and have made it our mission to find them for you.
If you're new to the cat-ownership world, you'll also find lots of helpful information on cat care and behavior here. Many category pages have articles, there's an informative blog, and also free downloadable brochures that can be copied or printed by shelters, cat rescue groups, pet sitters, or veterinarians to help educate people about cats.
Don't see what you want? Fill out the Product Request form on our home page and we'll track it down for you. We want your shopping experience with us to be fun and hassle free! If it's anything less, please e-mail us to let us know how we can improve for your next visit.
A Note About Security
Product and product category pages on Old Maid Cat Lady do not require a log-in; you're free to browse them anonymously. For this reason, they will show on Google as Not Secure. Once you click on the shopping cart, you'll notice that the URL switches to our store hosting company's URL and you are behind a secure firewall. Rest assured that your personal and payment information are always kept secure when shopping on Old Maid Cat Lady.
We all know the problems fleas can cause for your cat. Flea dermatitis is the most common, but if left unchecked, fleas can cause dehydration, severe anemia, and spread parasites such as tapeworms and other diseases to other cats, and even to humans.
We've been in the holiday season for a few weeks now, and different cats
cope with it differently...just take a gander at the faces on my two
when they were dressed up for this Christmas photo several years ago!
There are many dangers for cats to be found in holiday decorations and goodies, as well.
Want to stop your cats from scratching your furniture, without ruining
your decor? You can entertain your kitties while bringing a touch of
the tropics to your home with Kitty Palms! Kitty Palms are now available at OldMaidCatLady.com. You'll find them in a number of categories, or you can just search for "kitty palms" to find them.
When I heard about Jason Sadler's business, IWearYourShirt.com,
I thought, "Brilliant!" This guy gets companies to sponsor him every
day of the year, and he wears a T-shirt with their logo on it wherever
he goes that day, whether it's to the mall, traveling, or to speak to a
group at a conference.
Since its founding in 1904, the Humane Society of New York
(HSNY) has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need
when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. HSNY has so many
wonderful programs for various animals, including its original founding
mission of helping the city’s carriage horses, that it’s impossible to
go into them all here.
A common belief is that cats groom themselves so you don't need to
bother with grooming them. While it's true that most people don't take
their cats to the groomer's like dog owners do, cats do need occasional
help with grooming. Regular brushing or combing helps control shedding
Always on the lookout for new stuff for our kitties, we'll be attending
the Global Pet Expo next weekend in Orlando. Pre-show publicity says
that over 800 new products will be debuting there! Granted, not all are
for cats, but we'll be telling you about every one of the new cat
products we find, and hopefully will also be able to feature many of
them on OldMaidCatLady.com. Stay tuned for all the news!
Older cats don't groom themselves like they did when they were younger,
so they need help. Now that the worst of the winter is past us, Vixen
is shedding her winter coat.
I've found clumps of hair all over the house, so I try to give her a
good brushing every day to remove some of that loose hair.
Twenty-one years ago this month, a feisty little tortoiseshell came to
join my household. She'd been a feral cat in the apartments where I
lived, one who'd lurk in the hedges and swipe a spotted paw out at you
when you passed. I'd see her following along behind the maintenance
men, playing with whatever tool belt or electrical cord was dangling
Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday, and 2009 made it
even less so. I spent that at the emergency vet clinic with our darling
little Frankie, shown here, who was breathing very shallowly and seemed
to be swollen through his chest area.
As it turned out, Frankie was in the final stage of FIP.
Now, that's funny! We old maid cat ladies have always thought our cats
were worth their weight in gold, and now we know that others share that
opinion. Personally, I've always wondered about the intellectual
capacity of someone who would mail off valuable gold in the hope that
someone they've never met before will actually mail money back to them.
It just seems like an arrangement that's a little too easy for some con
man to set up as a scam and have lots of people mailing their gold to
him without actually sending them anything in return.
"An extra-large helping of breakfast is never as delicious as a second
helping of breakfast that requires Mom to serve me twice."
Anyone who's ever had cats knows that they love their little rituals.
Vixen used to have one with my mother, every morning and evening, with
her canned food. Now that my mother's no longer with us, that duty has
fallen to me.
I found this story about a
cat who begs for money on the street in Russia on another blog. All of
us old maid cat ladies know that our feline friends seem to "know" when
we've rescued them, but this one seems quite amazingly aware of his
The Old Maid Cat Lady blog actually pre-dates the retail site! This was my first post when I decided to start it:
When a story about me and my 21-year-old cat ran on the front page of
the local newspaper recently, one of the comments to the online version
said, "There's nothing worse than an old maid Cat Lady."
initially feeling insulted, I started to see the humor in the moniker. I
mean, seriously, who uses the term "old maid" any more to refer to a
single lady of a certain age? Certainly nobody I know.
We're a small business, founded by a genuine old maid cat lady who loves her cats the same as if they were her children, just like you do yours. All products are shipped directly to you from our suppliers; we don't maintain any inventory. This eliminates double shipping, warehousing and staffing that would drive up costs, allowing us to price our items as reasonably as possible. When it comes to shipping, we charge you only what our suppliers charge us to ship the items to you. Those retailers who offer you "free" shipping are only raising their prices to cover the cost of shipping, and we'd rather be honest with you about it. If our suppliers include shipping in the prices of the items, we offer the same to you. We try to treat all our customers the way we'd like to be treated ourselves, and appreciate your taking the time to get to know us a little. If you'd like to know more, click on the "About Us" link in the menu.