Cat or Kitten Food: we feed a combination of wet and dry food, and we will give you a sample of dry food to gradually mix in with your new food. Choose high quality, non-generic food. Avoid by-products, artificial colors, and preservatives. Check the ingredients – a specific meat or meat meal should be the first ingredient.
Food and Water Dishes: ceramic or stainless steel dishes are recommended. Be sure to get bowls that are wide and shallow enough for your cat’s face.
Litterbox and Litter Scoop: make sure the box is big enough – cats like to have room to turn around! If you have multiple cats, you should have one litterbox per cat, plus an extra one.
Litter: most cats prefer fine-grained, unscented litter. Choose either scoopable or a high-quality dust-free clay litter. Do not use clumping litter for kittens under 4 months.
Toys: plastic rolling balls, catnip-filled toys, paper bags (with handles removed), soft stuffed animals, cardboard boxes, sisal-wrapped toys, cat charmers, feather wands, and laser pointers.
Scratch Post: provide your cat with at least one flat or inclined corrugated cardboard scratching box. It is also important to provide them with a vertical scratch post made out of sisal, rope, or bark. It should be tall enough so the cat can fully stretch out (at least 28 inches) and stabilized so it doesn’t fall on your cat.
Grooming Brush: a slicker brush and a fine-toothed comb are good grooming tools to have on hand. Your cat may also enjoy getting brushed with a Zoom Groom.
Nail Clippers: get a well-made pair of clippers, designed especially for cats.
Cat Carrier: we can provide you with a temporary cardboard carrier, but a sturdy plastic carrier is ideal for transporting your cat.
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