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A Start-Up Kit for Kittens and Adult Cats

Part of the Cats For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re adopting a playful kitten or a full-grown cat, you want to welcome your new feline friend to his or her new home by having all the essentials already in place. The following list contains the basic items you need to have on hand before you bring kitty home. (Any extra treats or toys will surely be appreciated.)

Brush and comb High-quality food, as recommended by breed or veterinarian
Toys Nail trimmer and Kwik Stop powder
Dishwasher-safe bowls, one for water, one for food Litter box, litter, scoop
Enzyme cleaner for pet stains Travel crate for car trips
Soft cat collar (with elastic insert for safety) and an ID tag Scratching post or cat tree
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