Health Topics

New Kitten Supply Checklist

(This article was originally published in the January/February 2009 Issue of Pets Magazine and is reproduced here with the permission of the publisher.)

So, your new kitten will be coming home with you in a matter of days. It's an exciting time, and it's easy to forget some of the essentials you'll need to make a happy pet a happy home. Here are some of the basic things you will need around the house.

Food and related items:

  • Dry, semi-moist and/ or canned kitten food
  • Water bowl
  • Food bowl
  • Mat (to protect counter or floor)


  • Collar
  • Identification tags

Grooming Supplies:

  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Nail Clippers


  • Catnip mouse
  • Balls
  • Drag Toys


  • Scratching post
  • Cat bed
  • Washable blankets/ slipcovers


  • Cat litter
  • Litter box(es)
  • Litter scoop
  • Mat for under litter box

Cleaning supplies:

  • White vinegar or commercial pet odour remover
  • Lint roller (for your clothing and furniture)


  • Carrying crate
  • Anti-chew spray for phone/electrical cords
  • First aid items