Choosing the best supplies for your cat is an important part of being a
pet owner. New and veteran cat owners alike can always use a few pointers
about choosing the best cat supplies. What do you need for your favorite
Choose the best quality kitty chow you can afford. Food quality can
affect your cat’s health so offering the best you can afford will ensure a
long and happy life for your kitty.
Water and litter supplies
Every animal needs a constant supply of fresh water to maintain health
and happiness. Choose either a plain water dish or a continuous waterer that
will stay filled as your cat drinks.
Once kitty eats and drinks, he will need somewhere to use the bathroom.
A roomy litter box and quality litter will keep him clean and fresh.
Check with your veterinarian regarding the best options for keeping kitty flea
free. During the warmer months of the year, your cat will thank you for
helping to keep the fleas at bay, but check with the vet for recommendations
is your best option.
Toys and playthings
Cats love to play; even older cats have moments of playfulness. Offer toys and
playthings such as climbers to provide exercise and entertainment. Toy mice,
puff balls, feathers, balls and other small toys can offer plenty of
entertainment for your kitty. If you have room in your home, a carpeted cat
climber can offer kitty some height for watching all the action in your home
and a cozy spot for napping.
It’s true that cats will sleep anywhere and will often disdain a designated
bed or area you put out for them. Offer a cozy and comfy bed anyway and your
cat may eventually decide to use it. If kitty won’t sleep on the bed, use it
to store his or her toys.
Perhaps one of the most important things you can give your cat (other than
love) is proper medical care. Take your cat for regular checkups at the vet
and keep kitty’s shots current. Spay or neuter your cat when they are old
enough and enjoy a long and healthy life with your furry friend.