8 Supplies You’ll Need For Your New CH Cat
When it comes to purchasing the essentials for your new CH cat, many may seem rather obvious. You can travel down the aisles of any pet store and practically pick up everything you need.
Nevertheless, sometimes we go to the store for the obvious, and come home with everything but. Here’s a list of the essentials you should definitely have before your cat comes home, as well as some things that you can consider buying in the future.
- Food: The shelter will let you know about the cat’s eating habits: If they eat wet and/or dry, how much, and what brand. You may even receive a bag of food to take home with your cat. If you’re considering changing the type of food, wait a few days and first consult your veterinarian.
- Food and water dishes: You may want to carefully consider which dishes would be best for your CH cat, depending on how wobbly he is. You may also want to consider purchasing mats to place underneath the bowls.
- Litter box and litter: Again, you may want to stick with the same brand/type of litter your cat used at the shelter. The type of litter box you purchase should take your cat’s abilities into account. Don’t forget to buy the litter scoop, disposal bags and a mat to place outside of the litter box. (It’ll catch the litter that is carried out.)
- Cat bed: Line it with a thin blanket or towel for extra comfort.
- Medications: These are only necessary if they’ve been prescribed by a veterinarian.
- Carrier: You’ll want it to be large enough so your cat can get up and turn around in it. You may want to consider purchasing a hard-plastic carrier instead of a fabric one, as your wobbler may appreciate the sturdiness and support.
- Scratching post: You’ll want to train your cat to use this (and not the furniture!) from the moment he comes home. Consider one that’s stable, as your CH cat may pull it over.
Other things you should consider:
- Extra towels
- Additional area rugs
- A small dust pan and broom
- Brush or comb
- Cat trees/condos
- Cat nail clippers
- Cat toothbrush/toothpaste
- Collar, harness and leash
- Boxes (that they can play in)
Depending on the cat’s age, especially if it’s a kitten, you may also want to consider hot water bottles, a smaller litter box, and a stuffed animal they can cuddle with.
Is there anything else you think a new CH cat would need? Please share in the comments!