New Kitten Shopping List
Cat Bed (ideally a round bed with removable cushion)
Cat Food/water bowls (plastic or metal)
Cat Food i.e. Royal Canin Kitten (this can be purchased at
pets at home or your local veterinary surgery)
Cat Tray and litter (a hooded litter box is a good idea, for
ease of use I recommend that you use the base on its own to start with,
gradually introducing the lid with the door removed for a week or so then
replace the door) Your kitten has been raised with a white non-clumping litter.
These can all be purchased at pets at home.
Cat Tree/Scratching Post. I highly
recommend that you purchase either one of these to save your furniture being
ruined by the kitten naturally wanting to sharpen their claws. A cat tree is
the better option as cats like to sleep in a high place and it serves a dual
purpose as it is also a scratch post.
Cat Brush. I recommend the small paddle metal toothed
type with plastic on the end of the metal bristles. To be brushed on a weekly
basis to start with so your kitten gets used to this, this can then be done
either once a fortnight or monthly.
Cat Toys. As Ragdolls are indoor cats, they will need
some indoor fun to stop them from boredom. I recommend catnip mice, balls.
Plastic balls with a jingle, chase toys such as cat senses, which are either
round or a tubular design and these keep the kitten/cat amused for some time. A
cat laser toy where you can have lots of fun interacting with your kitten.
Cat Travel Carrier. I recommend a good sturdy plastic one and
of a good size with enough room for your kitten to grow into and of course you
will need one when collecting your kitten.
Cat Flea/Worming. I recommend Stronghold which is only
available from your vet. A good alternative (which does not worm) is Frontline
which can be purchased from pets at home and some chemists online stock this.
Both products are done on a monthly basis.
Cat Treats. All kittens and cats like the occasional treat.
These are widely available, Dreamies are a favourite, milk/catnip drops. I do
let my cats have some cooked meats and fish too.
Useful Stockists Websites. Planning ahead
when you have a few weeks or so can save you some money by visiting some of
these websites as an alternative to your local stores. Everything can be
purchased online. I would however recommend that cat litter should be obtained
locally because of the weight factor. I have included Kalven cat scratchers in
my list as I use these cat trees for my cats they have a very good range, they
are all handmade and very strong and robust for the size of an adult Ragdoll.
All parts are replaceable which makes for a good investment for the life of
your cat tree.
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