Making Your New Cat Feel at Home
Caring for a cat is a joyful experience. But to stay healthy and content, your cat needs a few basics from you:
- Bedding — Human company, warmth, and ample food will make her comfortable and help your cat adjust to her new home. Cats love to sleep in beds, as they provide both comfort and security. The best beds are either fully washable or have a washable and/or replaceable cover.
- Litter Box — Cats need a litter box that is the right size for them. Overall, the bigger the box the more comfortable it will be for your cat. Put the box in a quiet, private place. Make sure it’s accessible from different directions so your cat doesn’t feel trapped, and avoid areas with loud noises (the laundry room, for example). Keep the box far from the cat’s food and water dishes. At Pet Supermarket we carry liners, scoopers, and mats that will help make keeping her box clean quick and easy.
- Litter — We carry various types of litter: clay litter, clumping litter, silica gel litter, and organic or eco-friendly litter. Pick one that works for you and your cat, but keep in mind that if she doesn’t like the scent or texture, she may decide to go elsewhere. One way to find a cat-approved litter is to provide boxes with three or four different litters and make a note of which one she uses most.
- Toys — Cats scratch furniture as a form of exercise and territorial marking. The best way to redirect their innate tendencies is to offer suitable alternatives. A scratching post or play set will provide a safer and more attractive substitute to the couch. Pet Supermarket offers a wide selection of scratching posts and toys to satisfy your cat’s playful instincts and provide hours of fun for both you and your pet.
Remember: Pet Supermarket has everything a cat needs to stay healthy and happy. Come in and see us today!