|Originally posted by Yoursleeka
Well, guys, I started to do some shopping research and here's what I stock with- which litter box should I get- open one or close? And then which one Litter poweder should I ger for it? Also, what is litter liners for? How do you choose food for your cats? There are so many differer brands!!! dry? cans? natural food? Please, help!!!!
There are so many products, it can be a bit intimidating!
Litterboxes: Your preference, and kitty's preference really. I have one of each (one covered, one open) for my two kitties, and they rarely use the covered one.
Litter: Stay away from scented litter, most cats don't like the heavy scent. Other than that, whatever brand suits you. Some people recommend staying away from clumping/scoopable litter for little kittens since they tend to ingest some litter, so depending on the age of the kitten(s) you get, you may want to try one of the more natural litters like Swheat (made from wheat), Feline Pine, or Papurr. I use Tidy Cats Scoop for my two, but they are 4 years old.
Food: Boy, this is the great debate!
Generally, the main part of kitty's diet should be dry kibble, with water available all the time. Wet food can be used as a treat, or to supplement water intake if kitty isn't all that interested in drinking water straight from the bowl. As for choosing a food, look at the ingredients. The first ingredients should NOT be corn, corn meal, wheat, etc. It should be meat. These are not going to be a food that you can buy at the grocery store (i.e. stay away from Meow Mix, Friskies, etc. They are like junk food for your cat.
). Some foods that are recommended around here are Royal Canin, Science Diet, Science Diet Naturals, Nutro. Just do a search for "cat food" in the Health and Nutrition Forum and you will find more information than you know what to do with! Personally, I feed my two Authority lamb & rice (my Trent has a very sensitive stomach and can't eat chicken), which is PetSmart's brand of food. It is less expensive than some, more expensive than the grocery store brands, but the cats are doing well on it and I feel OK giving it to them.