What you will need for your new kitten!
The kitten essentials checklist
Follow these tips to ensure your kitten is introduced to a safe, comfortable environment.
Before bringing your kitten home:
Your new kitten will feel timid leaving their familiar surroundings. A new carrier with a towel will make it feel safe. Once you bring it home, open the carrier door and let your kitten explore its new surroundings.
Whether your cat remains indoors all day or is scared of the outdoors, there’s always a chance of it sneaking out. A collar with an ID tag is a smart way to prevent losing your new friend. It’s highly recommended that recent vaccinations be recorded on the tag. Customizable tags can be easily made and purchased at large pet stores like Petco.
To find the healthiest food for your kitten look for the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) statement on the bag or label. Do not feed cats with cow’s milk, as it causes diarrhea/
Water and food bowls:
Be wary of plastic, as some pets are allergic to it.
Look for toys that will stand the test of time. Avoid toys with strings and other small parts that can be easily swallowed. Here’s some household items you should keep around:
Petstages Dental Kitty Chew Wheel
Once your kitten is home:
Health check and vaccinations:
Your kitten’s first visit to the vet will include a physical exam, various tests and vaccinations. The vet will screen your cat for infection and intestinal parasites. Your kitten will be required to receive two vaccine shots:
Feline leukemia virus
Feline immunodeficiency virus
Aside from purchasing a litter box, you’ll want to do your best to clean it regularly. To prevent your home from smelling like your cat’s litter box, check out the list of products below:
These products will assist you in keeping your living area smelling fresh. With these products you will not have to continuously clean out the litter box or surrounding areas. Use Litter Box Stick-On Deodorizers on your cat's litter box to keep the area smelling fresh!
After cleaning the litter box weekly or bi-weekly, be sure to spray with the Litter Spray Powder Deodorizer to keep the litter from sticking to the box! Using Urine Odor Remover is also a great product to use as it will eliminate any of the left over urine smell!
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