There are “cat products” and there are “dog products.” That’s the way it’s always been if you ask pet parents of either species. But, there are some pet supplies that can be used with both species, and if you’re a multi-pet owner, you’ll likely appreciate the 2-in-1 ability of these cat products that can be used with dogs.
I’ve also managed to find some food items that work for both pets. But before we look at the cat foods and supplies on the below list, it’s important to note that the nutritional needs of cats and dogs are dissimilar. You should never feed cat food to a dog or vice versa, unless that food has been specifically developed for both species. Keep this in mind if you decide to investigate the use of other cat products on your dog.
Likewise, size is another big factor to consider – cat products are typically much smaller than dog products. In the case of toys, a small cat toy could pose a choking hazard to medium and large breeds. Less dangerously, clothing designed for the feline body may not fit a canine of the same weight quite as well, resulting in a waste of money.
As with any pet supplies that you buy for your dog, be mindful of your Fido’s needs. Keep his preferences in mind particularly when purchasing toys. Think about the pet’s safety as well, minding the canine’s size and behavior.
22 Cat Products You Can Use with Dogs
The pet hair remover glove is a grooming glove with small plastic nubs sewn into the palm and along the underside of the fingers. A great solution for regular grooming of cats who are averse to even looking at a brush, this glove easily removes loose and dead hair from the coat and reduces in-home shedding.
In addition to being used on cats, this glove is a great way to build a stronger bond with your dog during regular grooming sessions. It’s also a safe way to build trust with newly adopted and anxious dogs!
From one of the leading names in raw food, these Bravo Bonus Bites are made from dry roasted duck feet and are a rewarding treat for cats and dogs! Made from pure and natural food products, this 100 % made in the USA treats are ideal for cats with allergies or just picky eaters!
With no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, these treats are also a good option for dogs with more common allergies or intolerances. What’s more, these 100-percent grain free treats are stinky enough to convince cats and dogs to pay attention during training lessons!
Cats are known for having trouble with their urinary tract health and the Solid Gold Berry Balance supplement is a highly recommended and effective solution. For cats, that experience regular urinary tract infections or crystals in their urine adding Berry Balance powder to daily meals is a simple solution for preventative treatment and it’s easy to disguise in wet food.
This is a healthy and safe option for dogs with urinary health problems too, the chewable formula makes it easier for dogs to eat and the cranberry and blueberry flavor gives the appearance of treats!
Cutting your cats nails is…well…next to impossible which is why some genius out there developed the electric nail grinder. A quiet and gentle method of grinding down nail tips, the Hertzko electric nail grinder avoid having your cat hit the panic button when they hear the clip of the more traditional nail trimmers.
This trimmer even has a USB charge cord so those twice monthly nail trims won’t cost you a fortune at the vet anymore which also means no more traumatized kitty! As an added bonus, this grinder can also be used on dogs to keep nails short between professional trims or on a regular basis if your dog is slightly less mobile or has vet-related anxiety!
If you’ve ever tried to brush your cat’s teeth then you deserve a medal because it’s quite possibly one of the most challenging tasks a cat owner can face. Fortunately, we’re not the only ones who think so, because someone out there developed Oxyfresh Pet Oral Hygiene Solution.
Just a few drops in your cat’s water keeps teeth and gums healthy and means no more struggling with a toothbrush. Have trouble keeping your dog’s teeth clean too? You can drop a few spots of this in your dog’s water as well, although we find that dogs are a little pickier when it comes to adding anything to their water! If you can get your dog to drink it, however, it’s a great way to prevent doggy breath!
Anyone who has owned a cat can tell you that getting the odor of cat urine out of carpet is next to impossible. Even if you manage to get the stain out, the odor lingers and it’s enough to knock you sick…not to mention the lure it has for repeat offenders! We’ve found Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator to be a great solution for those once in a while accidents.
Just blotting the accident and then using the enzyme activated solution to clean the area has been pretty effective at getting out those stains, smells and preventing repeat accidents in the same spot. If you have a dog, there’s good news for you too, Rocco & Roxie works just as well on those housetraining or senior dog bathroom accidents. Just use as you would for your feline offenders and the stain and smell disappear!
As our cats get older the results of traditional medicine to control aging symptoms can be increasingly unpredictable. The same goes for our feline friends with immunodeficiency concerns. In these instances, more cat parents are turning to all-natural products and human grade Honest Kitchen Bone Broth is one often used option.
Utilizing Ayurvedic properties of foods and herbs this powdered broth dissolves in hot water and once cooled is poured over your cat’s food as needed to boost overall health. As an all-natural food-based product, Honest Kitchen Bone Broth is beneficial for dogs too and adding the cooled broth to your dog’s kibble daily is also a great way to entice picky eaters or add flavor to bland prescription foods.
Another human-grade supplement from Honest Kitchen, The Perfect Form is another powdered broth that mixes with boiling water. The cooled broth can then be added to your cat’s dry food or even given as a drink to support their digestion or help remedy an upset tummy.
Approved by the National Animal Supplement Council, you can safely use this broth daily, but most feline parents use it as needed. Yes, you can use The Perfect Form supplement with your dog too. In fact, it’s particularly useful as a daily supplement for dogs with food allergies or sensitive digestive systems. Just pour it over dry kibble and let your dog enjoy!
The final dehydrated supplement powder on our list from Honest Kitchen, Pro Bloom supplement rehydrates with water to support gut health. Made using goat’s milk, Pro Bloom offers probiotics and digestive enzymes to boost the digestive system and seems to be a more appealing option for daily supplementation of cats with fragile constitutions. Once hydrated, the milk like supplement isn’t one you’ll have to beg your cat to drink.
Pro Bloom is a great addition for dogs with sensitive tummies too, although be warned, not all dogs are as tolerant of this supplement as they are of the previous two from Honest Kitchen. If your dog is tolerant of it, though, it’s a good way to boost their immune system and support digestion by simply adding a small amount to daily meals.
If you’ve ever tried to hold your cat still while you dress a wound or clean a cut then you’ve likely come away with a battle scar or two. That’s the number one reason we love the Pet MD Chlorhexidine wipes because they’re as easy as a quick swipe of the offending area. That means you don’t have to hold kitty still or suffer the claws of outrageous fortune…you get the point.
The perfect all-around solution for multi-pet households, these wipes are also safe to use on your dog for those scratched warts, simple cuts, and scrapes as well. Plus, if your pup is a little overweight, these make a great wipe to kill off any bacteria and prevent fungal infections in those skin folds.
Want to REALLY make your cats day? Grab a bottle of Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil from Zesty Paws and squirt a small amount on their daily meal. The smell is outrageous (it is fish oil!), but it’s packed full of rich omega fatty acids that are great for joint, immune, and heart health. Plus, it’s a really good way to get your picky feline to finish their food!
Have a picky dog? Don’t panic, this product is safe for daily supplementation in your dog too! Just a few pumps (depending on your dog’s weight) added to their kibble will encourage eating and result in a gleaming coat and smoother, more mobile joints!
Bach Rescue Remedy Pet is a natural stress relief formula that is approved by veterinarians and regularly used by rescue organizations to soothe anxious animals. This is exceptionally beneficial for those times when you can’t avoid taking your cat to the vet. A few drops of this homeopathic remedy will take the edge off and make the trip much more pleasant for the both of you.
Available in various forms including sprays and drops, this remedy is safe for use in your anxious dog too. If your dog has trouble in the car, being left alone, or with thunderstorms, a few drops of Rescue Remedy can do anything from taking the edge off to leaving your dog completely relaxed and at ease.
An all-natural and freeze-dried treat, the Fresh is Best chicken heart treats are 100% grain free and made in the USA from fresh chicken hearts. Great for cats with strict dietary needs as well as those overweight kitties, these oily treats are also a great way to hide those daily medications that just can’t be avoided.
As a completely natural product, these chicken heart treats are safe for dogs to eat too and the perfect training treats for stubborn pups. Just keep in mind that these aren’t for dogs with chicken allergies – you’d think that would go without saying but you never know…
Having a cat with a skin infection is…there really is no word for it because not only is your cat uncomfortable, they’re stinky and in need of a bath too. And it’s not as though we see anyone lining up and volunteering to bathe cats! Of course, when you use this medicated shampoo you’ll still have to bathe your cat, but it’s a fast acting solution that means fewer baths and faster relief of fungal and bacterial skin infections.
Having trouble with your dog’s skin too? Dechra Miconahex + Triz Pet Shampoo is safe to use on your dog as well. Just be sure to read the directions on the bottle carefully since treatment will depend on the type of skin concerns you are facing!
If your cat has chronic problems with their ears then we recommend giving Zymox Ear Solution a try. A non-invasive ear solution, it comes in a nifty squeeze bottle that’s small enough to hold and the solution gets rid of ear debris quickly while killing off any yeast, bacteria, or fungus. It also relieves that inflammation and reduces itching which makes for one happy kitty.
Just be sure to read the directions for application for your cat and be sure to stop using it if you notice those ears getting worse. Have a dog with chronic ear infections? You can use Zymox Ear Solution on them too, just a squeeze into the ear and wipe the outer inside of the ear to take care of that infection in no time.
Another solution for anxious cats, VetriScience, Composure Pro is bite-sized chews that work from the inside rather than the sprays and drops that calm anxiety through scent. Flavored with chicken liver, just give your cat one of these chews before heading to the vet and you’ll notice them calm down to where it’s not a traumatizing event for either of you.
These chews are also safe for anxious dogs too although we find the efficacy depends greatly on the type of anxiety your dog has and the severity of it. (Personally, I had a Labrador with heart-stopping anxiety and chews like this did nothing for him, but a family terrier with minor noise anxiety showed great improvement!) These chews also have the added benefit of supporting cognitive and brain function, which make them a beneficial daily supplement for senior dogs with cognitive dysfunction.
Whole Life Pet Single Ingredient USA Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Treats are an all meat treat that will keep even your fattest cat happy while cutting down the calories. Plus, being freeze-dried means that they will last! Plus, you don’t have to worry about these treats being tainted because they are 100% made and sourced in the USA unlike those previously recalled treats from China.
Have a dog who enjoys a good chew but don’t trust rawhide? (Who would once they know the process of making it?!) These chicken breast pieces are a great low-calorie option for your dog too and feeding one a day is a good way to keep those mischievous dogs away from your shoes!
There are few things as unpleasant as your cat getting as close as possible only to lend a whiff of those stinky anal glands in the process. We know, you love your pets even when they’re stinky, but there is a certain degree of unpleasantness that no human should withstand, and the smell of anal glands is right up there. So, grab Glandex Pet Wipes, a quick wipe of your kitty’s hind end and that offensive odor is banished.
Not only that, but the wipes themselves are soothing to your cat’s skin. An added bonus? You can use these wipes on the rest of your cat! Have a dog with anal gland issues? You can use these wipes on their derriere as well! In fact, you can use them on paws, faces, noses, and everywhere else too…just be sure to use a fresh one for that!
If you have a cat with allergies or regular eye infections then you know the difficulty of never-ending eye boogers. Try and wipe them away quickly and you wipe it across their face and end up with a very annoyed cat. That’s why we like Arava Pet Eye Wipes. They’re all natural so they’re safe for use on eyes, but they’re big enough to wipe away eye boogers and discharge without swiping them across your cat’s face.
Does your dog have allergies too? (Remember that Labrador I mentioned above?) Arava wipes are safe for your dog as well and just one wipe in the morning gets rid of those green sticky boogers caused by spring and summer pollen!
If you have a long-haired cat who hated to be brushed then simply put, we feel sorry for you. Well, we would have before we discovered Bodhi Dog All-Natural Apple Detangling Spray (don’t worry, Bodhi Dog is just the company name!). A quick spritz on your long-haired cat’s coat makes brushing quick and easy and eliminates those painful tangles and mats that make brushing such an unpleasant experience.
Free from detergents, alcohol, parabens, SLS, and any harmful chemicals, you also don’t have to worry about skin irritation and can use this solution a couple of times a week if not daily. Does your dog have a long coat too? Bodhi Dog spray is just as safe for dogs and al it takes is a simple spritz before brushing through their coat to eliminate those tangles and leave their coat shining.
Sometimes pets are just unhealthy and if you have a cat with skin, coat, digestive, or immune trouble, then Solid Gold SeaMeal Kelp-Based Supplement is an addition that you need to make to your cat’s daily meal. All you need to do is sprinkle a little of this natural (and stinky) powder on your cats daily food and leave them to it.
There is a chewable version of this supplement available too, but we find that our cats are much more amenable to the powdered version. The chewable version of SeaMeal is ideal for use in dogs, though. Just offer the supplement as a treat and most dogs will wolf them down – mostly due to the fishy smell! Plus, the benefits to your dog are the same as those for your cat!
If your cat suffers from dry skin on their nose, peeling skin on their nose, or dry paw pads, it’s important to keep these areas moisturized to keep your cat comfortable. BotaniVet KeraSnout Organic Pet Balm is a certified organic, veterinary dermatologist formulated balm that you just swipe over areas of dry or irritated skin on a daily basis. The natural moisturizing ingredients will replenish and moisturize skin without the irritation of added artificial ingredients.
Does your dog have similar issues with their nose or paw pads? KeraSnout is safe for use on your dog too, although we’ve found that the natural ingredients can be quite appealing to some dogs and they lick their paws clean in seconds if you don’t cover them up right away after application!