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The Essential Cat Accessories You Need, All On The One Website
Getting a new cat can be an incredibly exciting time for you and your family, but there are many things to consider when welcoming a new feline friend into your home. You may be worried about how long it will take your new kitty to settle in? Is there anything you can do to make the transition any easier? Have you got everything you need to care for them properly?
Vet Products Direct helps take the stress out of welcoming a new cat into your home by offering everything you will need all on the one website. We have a great range of affordable accessories for your cat, including all of the essentials to help your new cat or kitten settle into their new home faster.
What Affordable Cat Accessories Should I Purchase?
Before you welcome your new cat or kitten into your home, take some time to think about the things they will need. Being prepared will help take some of the stress out of welcoming your new addition and help to ensure they settle in faster. Our collection of cat accessories includes many essential items your new kitty will need such as:
- Feeding Supplies
As well as choosing a healthy food suitable for their life stage (e.g., kitten, adult, senior), your cat will need some other supplies at meal times. The most important being a quality food bowl or feeding mat placed in a dedicated spot in your house. Cat’s can be messy eaters, so even if you choose to purchase a food bowl, you may also wish to consider placing a mat underneath their bowl to make clean up even easier.
Some cats can be very fussy eaters and may not eat their full serve every time, preferring to graze between naps. Others practically inhale every meal which can often lead to vomiting. To draw-out dinner time for a cat that hardly takes a breath between bites, a food maze or slow feeder bowl forces them to slow down and seek out every morsel. Some cats also enjoy the challenge of a food puzzle as opposed to simply having a bowl put in front of them at the same time each day.
Another option for cats that are prone to overeating is a slow or timed feeder that will release a set amount of food at predetermined times, spreading out their full meal over a 24-hour period. Slow or timed feeders are also ideal for people who work long hours or might need to leave their cat home alone unattended for an extended period of time, but don’t want to leave food out to go stale.
- Grooming Supplies
Regularly grooming your cat helps to keep them happy and healthy and is one of your key responsibilities as a cat owner. Depending on your breed of cat and their fur type, you may need a few, or many supplies to keep their coat free from tangles and looking their best.
If you have ever tried to bathe a cat, you may be acutely aware that they are not typically fans of getting wet. Some breeds are renowned for being water lovers, but most moggies will do anything to get out of bath time. Fortunately, most cats don’t require regular bathing, but there may come a time when they do need a wash, whether they have been unable to groom themselves or if they have gotten into something they shouldn’t have.
If your cat doesn’t need a full bath, you may want to consider using pet bathing wipes to clean down any areas that need a refresh. Some cats actually quite enjoy being wiped down as they don’t get drenched with water and it feels like they are being stroked. Some cat breeds are also susceptible to watery eyes that can lead to tear stains. Tear stain remover and wipes can help minimise any staining, particularly on white or light-coloured fur.
When it comes to selecting a brush for your cat, there are many options available. Short-haired cats may only require one type of brush such as a slicker brush, pin brush or bristle brush. Long-haired cats may require more work to keep them looking their best. Long-haired cat owners may want to consider using an undercoat rake to remove loose fur from under their top coat, and then a comb to ensure all tangles have been removed.
All cats are at risk of picking up parasites such as fleas and ticks. Even if your cat never goes outside, you may inadvertently bring ticks or fleas into your home on your shoes or via another pet. A flea comb and a tick remover are two essential items every household with a cat should own. Flea combs and tick removers are very affordable and allow for the easy removal of the offending parasites from your cat without too much stress. For any cats that reside in parts of the world where paralysis ticks are found, a tick remover is an essential tool that will allow you to remove ticks promptly and safely.
- Cleaning Supplies
Cats are known for being very clean animals, but you may notice an impact in your home when you bring your new feline fur baby home. If you are used to a very clean environment, you may need to adjust to a life with cat hair and kitty litter throughout your home.
All cats, with the exception of hairless ones, will shed some fur, even if they are short-haired and are brushed regularly. A lint roller will become your new best friend and is both a cheap and effective way of removing cat hair from clothes and furniture. It may also help make your home more comfortable for residents or guests who are allergic to cats.
A litter tray is of course an essential item for your new cat or kitten. Even cats that have the freedom to wander outside may prefer to toilet in a litter tray. For multi-cat households, it is advised that you have several trays placed around your house. A general rule of thumb is that you should have one tray per cat, plus one extra tray. For example, if you have three cats, it is recommended that you have four trays. Many kittens will instinctively know to do their business in a litter tray, but you may need to leave some pee pads around the house in case of accidents while they are still learning.
Litter trays are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit cats of all sizes and preferences. At first, you may wish to purchase a small tray with sides that are not too high to allow your kitten easy access in and out of the tray, but as they grow, you may want to swap to a variety with higher sides to prevent litter from ending up all over your floor. Some cats prefer to do their business in private, in which case a covered or hooded litter tray is ideal. This will also keep any nosy animals out of the tray, such as dogs, who have been known to eat cat poop on the odd occasion.
Why Buy Affordable Cat Accessories from Vet Products Direct?
Vet Products Direct is a company of veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and skilled warehouse staff. We have been providing high quality professional pet and animal products as well as professional pet advice since 1998.
Whether you need professional product information or advice on which product is best suited to your pet, or tips on how to use a specific product, our team either has the answers or will find them for you.
This is why we offer affordable cat accessories online. We keep our prices low so every Australian pet owner can purchase high-quality products at prices that suit even the smallest budget. This is our way of making sure all pets can enjoy healthy, happy lives with those who love them the most.
We are a team of animal lovers dedicated to pet welfare and won’t compromise on quality. We only sell genuine products of the highest quality, and we won’t sell you any cat accessories that we wouldn’t be comfortable using for our own cats.
Buy Affordable Cat Accessories Online
You can shop our collection of cat accessories online right here. It’s easy to order from us, and we offer fast processing and shipping to all areas of Australia and the world.
Give your cat the best possible start in their new home with Vet Products Direct! And, if you have any questions, our customer service team is available via phone or email to answer your query.