Food and Water
Need to find the right food to fit your cat’s needs? Purina has made it easy to find the food that best suits your pet. And, of course, be sure your little one always has access to a water bowl so they can quench their thirst.
But how much should I feed? Just look at the back of your Purina ONE bag. The amount of food depends on the size of your cat.
Not sure what food to feed your pet? Purina has made it easy with a quick pet food finder quiz:
- Litter box: Cats need a litter box big enough for them to fit inside and turn around in. Think of this as a luxurious and spacious toilet for your cat.
- Litter: There are so many litters out there. You can choose what is best for your cat, but our cats at the shelter use Yesterday’s News, a pellet litter. A good rule of thumb is if your cat uses the bathroom in the litter box and not around your house, you’ve picked a good litter and box for them!
- Scooper: The litter box is your cat’s toilet and, unfortunately, it doesn’t flush like ours does! Having a scooper handy will help you keep your cat’s toilet clean. Solids should be removed daily, and litter should be changed at least once a week. Pro tip: there are lots of great additional tools out there like Litter Genies that make this part of cat care much easier.
Cats have claws, and it’s their natural instinct to scratch. To prevent your cat from scratching walls or furniture, you need to provide your cat with plenty of scratching posts and other similar outlets.
We never recommend declawing as a way to manage your cat’s natural scratching behavior. Declawing is extremely painful and is a permanent physical amputation that often leads to other behavior issues, like peeing outside of the litter box. If your kitty develops inappropriate scratching behaviors, give us a call! We can help guide you on next steps.
This is the best time with your new cat. Not only is it good for your cat to stay entertained, but it can also help you form a lasting bond with one another. Cats are little balls of fluff ready to pounce and romp around.
- Cat towers: Let your cat be the queen (or king) of the tower! They will watch over their new subjects — you and your family.
- Toys: Buy a lot of fun and interactive toys for your cat and make sure to keep all the cardboard boxes they come in. No matter how many toys you buy them, they will likely spend most of their time in the box.
Purchasing your pet supplies online?
Head to Chewy using this link and for every new customer who makes their first purchase from Chewy, $15 will be donated to the Atlanta Humane Society!
If you’re an Amazon shopper, check out our suggestions on cat supplies!
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