Your guide to cat food, supplies, and accessories
Everyone who has a cat knows two things are true: They can be finicky eaters, and they can have very strong opinions about litter box location. Frankly, cats know what they want and aren’t afraid to show it. But let’s not kid anyone—that feisty personality is what pet parents love. That said, there are options for even the utmost pickiest of feline friends. If you want to make sure your cat doesn’t turn up his whiskers at his food, find the best treats, or pick up litter and accessories, we have everything your kitty will love.
Cat food and treats
Sometimes cats like to take their time savouring every bite. Other times they will scarf down their food, then rub up against your leg begging for more. We have food for every situation:
Don’t mistake slow eating for disinterest. If your cat likes to graze, dry cat food can be a great option as it doesn’t require refrigeration and can be left out for longer periods. Chewing crunchy food also breaks up plaque and tartar buildup to support oral health.
Wet cat food requires refrigeration after opening, but its soft and meaty texture can entice even the most discerning kitty. If you are looking for wet food, keep in mind:
Wet food’s high moisture content is also good for hydration and can ease digestion.
Shopping for a kitten? They need special food until about 12 months of age, whatever variety you choose.
The process to make frozen raw cat food, freeze dried cat food, and air dried cat food preserves more nutrients and requires fewer additives. These varieties combine the long-lasting convenience of dry cat food and the nutrients of a balanced meal.
Most varieties also have weight control options—obesity can be a serious health concern with cats—and hairball-prevention formulas.
There are also formulas for food sensitivities.
You’ll want to consider flavourful cat food toppers, which can be mixed with any kind of food. And don’t forget to stock up on cat treats, because sometimes kitties need convincing to give their humans some affection.
Cat litter and accessories
There are a number of cat litter and accessory options for pet parents, so take your time and try different products so you can find the box and litter that are just right for you and your kitty.
When you’re shopping for litter boxes, you want to pick one that is big enough for your cat to move around in, and it should be easy to climb into. Litter pans, for instance, have lower sides for older cats or those with mobility issues.
When choosing cat litter, there is a lot to consider:
Do you want scented or unscented?
Clumping or non-clumping?
Will your litter box be covered or uncovered?
Once you’ve got the basics, consider cat litter accessories, including mats for better traction, scoops for easy pickup, and deodorizers for fresh scents.
You can also look at cat litter waste disposal items, including containers with air-tight seals.
Cat supplies for stimulation
Cats are very smart, so they get bored easily. Don’t let your Tabby or Siamese take out that excess energy on the couch.
Protect your upholstery and provide stimulation for the health of your feline friend with cat toys, and cat furniture and scratchers.
To keep kitty happy and free of pests, you’ll need cat flea and tick collars, combs, or oral treatments, as well as cat health and wellness products like calming snacks and skin treatments. There are also special treats for cat dental care designed for healthier teeth and mouths.
Think walks are just for dogs? Cats like exercise and play, too. Venture out safely (and in style) with colourful cat collars and leashes so indoor kitties can enjoy the great outdoors too.
Make a comfy spot to rest with cat beds (almost as good as cardboard boxes) and set up a place to eat with cat bowls and feeding supplies.
You will want to pick cat grooming tools and supplies for regular brushing to keep that fur soft, reduce shedding, and avoid hairballs.
Cat cleaning and repellents can combat urine odour, discourage clawing on furniture, de-stress with calming properties and remove stains in case of accidents. Everything you need for a clean, healthy kitty.