If you’re about to adopt a cat, you’ll need to be prepared before bringing your new fluffball home and make sure you’ve kitted out your abode with a number of essential feline accessories.
There are certain products that no cat parent should go without. Whether you’re new to the cat world or an experienced feline parent, you’ll need to stock up on a few products for your kitty’s benefit — and your own!
Here are seven vital cat accessories you can order for your favorite feline right now.
1. Cat Carrier
First of all, you’re going to need a carrier to transport your cat, whether you’re bringing them home for the first time, visiting the vet, or taking trips outside the house.
Hard or soft shell carriers are the main options. Pro tip: Make sure you get a carrier big enough for your cat to comfortably sit inside of.
2. Food & Water Bowls
Your cat is obviously going to need something to eat their food out of, and this double dish for food and water comes in a range of snappy colors.
It also includes an upturned edge to help prevent spillages, so you can keep your kitchen a little cleaner.
3. Cat Bed
Ensure your cat feels warm and safe in their forever home by placing a cat bed somewhere around the house.
This banana-themed bed will perk up any room, and your cat will love it!
4. Cat Scratcher
Cats have claws, and they need to scratch. It’s important not just for their happiness, but for their health and well-being.
Help protect your couch with a smart, cardboard-based scratcher that comes with some bonus catnip.
5. Cat Toys
You’ll definitely want to provide toys to stimulate your feline.
The Cat Dancer line is classic! Start out with the rainbow cat charmer and twirl your way through those first few play sessions.
6. Cat Treats
You can help your cat get accustomed to a fresh environment by rewarding them with treats. Don’t go overboard, and ask your vet if your kitty needs to be on a special diet first.
The Feline Greenies brand is quite popular as these treats also come with dental benefits.
7. Litter Box
Finally, there’s no avoiding the fact that your cat is going to need to poop and pee. A litter box is a must!
Keep it basic to start with, and try out this large-rimmed litter pan from the smell control scientists over at Arm & Hammer.
What other kinds of cat accessories should every cat lover have? What are the essentials that new cat parents should get before adopting? Let us know in the comments below!