Food: We absolutely do not advocate the use of a Raw diet due to many human life threatening bacterias found in meat products.
Your kittens will come to you on Orijen Cat and Kitten formula and Performatrin kitten formula wet food. It is imperative that you keep them on these foods until they are settled in your house, for at least two weeks. At that point you can start transitioning them onto your food choice. Very slowly over a months time.
Kibble: After a lot of research and trial and error we have settled happily with Orijen Cat and Kitten formula. This is a “Super Premium” grain free kibble and only one of a few foods that supply all 11 essential Amino Acids that cats need. A Secondary kibble product that can be purchased at Petco or PetSmart is Solid Gold -Indigo Moon kibble. This is a grain free kibble and was once our go to food.
Wet: Performatrin kitten formula is a grain free wet food that has superior ingredients for kittens. Don't leave out the wet! It is so imperative for kidney health that cats receive a daily diet of wet. This food can only be bought at PetValu or on petsupermarket.com
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Treats: We love Whole Life freeze dried cat treats. The cats do not like the beef flavor. They love the chicken. We also use Greenies for tartar control with good results.
Litter Boxes:Our cats are used to many different shaped litter boxes but are not use to covered boxes.
Litter: We recommend Worlds Best Corn litter. There is a nice Lavender scented type as well. Although by itself the smell can be a bit strong. Mixing it with the regular scented litter is nice.
Scratch Posts: The only scratch post brand we use and recommend is Smartcat.
Cat Towers: The best brand we have come across is Armarkat. Although more expensive than the other towers the quality is far better.
Cat Carriers: Purchase a carrier that will hold up to a 15-20 lb cat. I prefer a hard carrier as I can wash it. I also prefer a carrier that has a front and a top door, but that is not totally necessary.
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