2018 Cat Product of the Year

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On Monday, we featured our choices for the 10 best cat products of 2018. Today, I’m announcing my choice for Best Cat Product of the Year.

1TDC™ 4-in-1 Wellness Solution


I first introduced you to 1TDC™ in November after I learned about the product at the American Assocation of Feline Practitioners’ annual conference. This 4-in-1 product benefits your cat’s dental health, joints, muscles and overall performance and recovery.

1TDC™ Benefits

  • Oral Health: Applied directly to the gums, 1TDC™ is a natural solution that keeps gums healthy, which maintains the structural integrity of the teeth
  • Joint Health: 1TDC™ keeps joints and muscles healthy at a cellular level, beyond traditional ingredients like glucosamine and fish oil.
  • Skin & Coat Health: As the largest organ, the skin also functions as an important part of the immune system. Healthy skin helps protect against external threats such as viruses and bacteria. 1TDC™ will keep your cat’s coat shiny and healthy.
  • Performance & Recovery: Because of the hip & joint support 1TDC™ provides, it supports your cat’s muscular power and stamina, which leads to better performance and faster recovery from illness or injury

I don’t use the term “miracle” lightly, but 1TDC™ deserves to be called a miracle supplement.

Dental Health

I am particularly excited about the dental health benefits of this product. Finally, a dental product backed by science that keeps gums healthy and is super easy to administer! 1TDC™ is absorbed into the gums, where it provides the periodontal benefits. It also keeps your cat’s joints, muscles and skin and coat healthy. I don’t use the term “miracle” lightly, but 1TDC™ deserves to be called a miracle supplement.

Easy to administer

1TDC™ has been designed as a unique (and kind of cute!) heart-shaped twist off capsule. You simply hold the little heart tight and twist the big heart.

4 easy ways to administer

After twisting the capsule open:

  • Squeeze capsule and let them lick it as it exits the capsule.
  • Apply on top of your cat’s food. A cat’s natural licking motion will distribute the product onto the gums sufficiently.
  • Gently squeeze the capsule contents into the mouth. Squeeze half on one side and then the remainder on the other side.
  • Squeeze capsule contents on your cat’s paw or nose and he/she will lick it off.

A portion will be absorbed into the gums and provide the periodontal benefit, and the rest will be swallowed and circulate throughout the body to provide the muscle and joint benefits. It’s important to understand that the only way your cat will get the periodontal benefits is if a portion of the product is absorbed through the gums.

Click here to read our full review of 1TDC™

For more information about 1TDC™ and to purchase, please visit 1TDC.com.

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8 Comments on 2018 Cat Product of the Year

  1. Cheri Collins
    January 7, 2019 at 6:23 pm (2 years ago)

    And of all the dry foods on the market, Royal Canin and Hills are two of the worst / least nutritious. At the least you can start with offering a better dry food with some canned on the side. Then offer better dry food with a topping of a bit of wet food / canned food.
    It’s a good time to be learning to read labels. You will want to know what’s in your child’s food. You can start by reading cat food labels to get the hang of it.
    I’m sure you smell different to your cat, but this is a change which has been gradual so shouldn’t be affecting his eating now. But if you have been moving furniture to make room for new pieces, that would upset any cat.
    A week has gone by now (since you posted), if your cat is still not eating enough, maybe a different vet. If the vet you’ve been seeing 1.) recommended Royal Canin (and sells it in the office?) and 2.) determined the cat is free of health problems without doing a blood draw, I would look around for a better vet. Hopefully his dental health was checked? Cats can develop dental problems at a very early age.
    I’m a retired nurse and know that “DVM” or “MD” does not mean “infallible.”

  2. Linda T.
    December 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Is this product at all beneficial for chronic IBD?

    • Ingrid
      December 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm (2 years ago)

      It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it may help.

  3. Nadiya khan
    December 28, 2018 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a two year old male cat and all of a sudden he has stopped eating. He is actually very anxious cat and had got scared of firecrackers. The vet said medically everything is ok with him. We currently feed him royal canin adult dry food. He is not eating even 10 kibbles a day. Any help on this behavior is much appreciated. I am expecting my first child and the I am due in 10 days , I am extremely worried for him. Please, please help

    • Ingrid
      December 28, 2018 at 1:34 pm (2 years ago)

      I suspect that he’s aware that things are about to change in his household. Try some of the tips in this article to entice him to eat: https://consciouscat.net/2013/07/03/how-to-get-finicky-cats-to-eat/ I don’t recommend dry food for cats, you may want to entice him with some good wet food. For my recommendations, read https://consciouscat.net/2012/03/22/the-best-food-for-your-cat/ Finally, make sure his routine stays the same as it was before you were expecting. Spend extra time with him to reassure him that he’s still loved and that he matters. I hope this helps. You may also want to consider working with a feline behaviorist. If you can’t find anyone local to you, I can recommend Mikel Delgado http://www.felineminds.com/ and Dr. Marci Koski http://www.felinebehaviorsolutions.com/ Both offer remote consultations.

    • Nadiya Khan
      December 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for a quick response, I will connect with the behavior specialist as mentioned. Is there anything for now which we can fo. The doctor has given food stimulating syrup but that doesnt seem to be working well with him. His activities like playing, pooping , drinking water are all good. It’s only eating which is the problem and we are getting wortied as this is the 5th day. Thank you for you for your help

      • Ingrid
        December 28, 2018 at 5:04 pm (2 years ago)

        Try the tips in the article I provided. If he truly hasn’t eaten anything for five days, I’d be extremely concerned.

  4. Janine
    December 27, 2018 at 8:17 am (2 years ago)

    This does sound like a great product. Thanks for the recommendation!


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