Cat Supplies

There are a variety of supplies that you need before you go pick up your new feline friend. Not only will you need litter, a cat box, and cat food, but there are other supplies you will need, such as toys. There are many types of these items, and different felines prefer different types of supplies.

What supplies are needed for a new kitten?

You'll need these cat supplies for a kitten:

  • Kitten food and treats
  • Pet carrier large enough to hold your cat when he/she is older
  • Shallow food dish to ensure that your kitten eats properly
  • Litter box with a scoop
  • Scratching post and toys
  • Cat bed
  • Collar and tag
  • Grooming tools
  • Automatic waterer for when the cat is large enough to be on their own during the day
Do you need any special items for a Siamese cat?

You don't need any breed-specific items, but Siamese cats spend a lot of time playing. You'll need to get a lot of products that keep your pet entertained. They tend to be particularly fond of toys that provide them with a challenge. These items are particularly important if you go away. They are sociable cats and enjoy interactive play products.

How are cat supplies used?

Keep the litter box in a comfortable location, and change the litter every day. Always clean the water bowl each day and fill it with fresh water. Get a scratching post for your pet. This is especially important if you have to leave your pet for the day. Always have a supply of treats on hand. Treats should only make up 5-10% of the cat’s food. Regular brushing helps to keep your cat's fur under control. Use a long-bristled brush for cats with long hair. Nail clippers are also important for regular grooming.

What supplies will stop male cats from spraying?

Many male cats continue to spray after they are fixed. Spayed females also may continue to spray. This is especially likely if you waited to spay your pet until he or she has reached sexual maturity. Cat pheromone products can be used to keep fixed or unfixed cats from spraying, and these products should always be kept on hand.

What is the active ingredient in catnip?

The active ingredient in catnip is nepetalactone. Nepetalactone causes cats to behave differently or strangely. Nepetalactone acts on receptors that are only found in cats. However, it's estimated that 33% of cats are not affected by it. Watch your cat for any signs of unusual behavior when using catnip.