Published on 26 July 26, 2021

Based on our comparisons and many hours of research, here are the 9 pieces of equipment and accessories that we can only recommend to you to best prepare you for the adoption of a cat or young kitten.

1 – Food bowls adapted to each need

Ideally, you should get a stable bowl that doesn’t move when your cat feeds. You can opt for a model with a non-slip rim, or place the bowl on a special mat – which will also make cleaning easier.

Since cats sometimes need to be encouraged to drink, you may want to consider a water cooler, which simulates running water and keeps it cool all day.

Our recommendation

Trixie Gamelle Double Céramique/Bois

This wooden stand adds a touch of elegance to your home, but more importantly, it’s practical because it holds two 0.2L ceramic bowls that are ideal for offering both kibble and wet food or water to your cat.

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An automatic alternative for kibble

PetSafe Simply Feed

Able to program multiple meals and featuring a large tank with an anti-jamming system, this automatic feeder is particularly suitable for cats that tend to eat too quickly thanks to its regulation function.

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An alternative for fresh water

Catit Fontaine Fleur

This fountain has a very decent capacity of 3 litres and can be adjusted to 3 flow rates to suit the preferences of each cat. Its compact and ergonomic design will easily find its place in any interior.

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2 – Quality food

Your little friend’s primary concern is food, and although it is not an accessory in itself, it must be chosen with care, both in terms of the quality of the ingredients used and the analytical components and contributions. It is also important to

It is important to note that most specialists recommend a mixed diet.

The ideal is to give your cat not only dry food, but also wet food

, which will prevent dehydration, which is quite common among our little felines.

Our kibble recommendation

Amikinos Reference (6 kg)

Created to meet the needs of felines of all ages (kitten, adult or senior), these kibbles with a minimalist composition have the advantage of being rich in protein and low in carbohydrates, for a perfect balance.

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66,90 € on Amikinos

An alternative of kibbles for kittens

Nutrivet Inne Kitten (6 kg)

For kittens up to 1 year of age, these chicken kibbles are rich in protein and have an ideal composition for the growth of young felines while promoting comfortable digestion.

37,49 € on Zooplus

Our wet food recommendation

Franklin Pet Food (32 x 100 g)

These low-priced wet food trays are designed for adult cats, both sterilised and non-sterilised. Rich in fresh meat and broth, they contain no cereals or by-products, but 100% natural ingredients.

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3 – An easy-to-clean litter box

The litter box is a must, especially for indoor cats, and must be practical for your cat, who needs to feel comfortable, as well as for you, who must clean it regularly. So pay attention to its dimensions and its ergonomics for maintenance.

Our recommendation

Catit Jumbo

This toilet house has a practical opening lid for easy cleaning and is ideally designed to avoid any risk of leakage. Its spacious size is comfortable enough for any type of cat.

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basic alternative

Ferplast Nip Plus

If you’re looking for a simple, effective and above all affordable solution, this cat box with double rim and removable frame will undoubtedly convince you. It is practical, solid and easy to clean.

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4 – Convenient and biodegradable litter

Quality litter

is characterised by a correct level of liquid absorption, effective odour neutralisation and a composition that does not give off too much dust. To facilitate daily maintenance, we recommend that you choose a clumping litter.

There are mineral litters, based on clay or silica, but also vegetable references (most often made of fibres or wood pellets), which we encourage you to favour thanks to their biodegradability and their equally convincing effectiveness.

Our recommendation

Cat’s Best Original (20 L)

Made from wood fibres, this litter is perfectly clumping and has a good capacity to absorb liquids and odours. It is durable, light, low-dust, biodegradable and economical.

14,99 € on Zooplus

5 – Cat tree with scratching post

A cat tree can be very useful for your feline: between the scratching posts that allow them to let off steam without damaging your furniture, the platforms and kennels for perching or napping and the toys and accessories included, it is a multi-functional investment that is often very practical.

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If you need to adapt its dimensions and height to your interior, the most important thing is to ensure its stability, but also to pay attention to the ease of assembly and the quality of the materials used.

Our recommendation

Feandrea PCT86G

This model has several levels and different sleeping areas, is equipped with fun games and is suitable for several cats. Stable and solid, it can be fixed to a wall for added security.

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space-saving and cheap alternative

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This basic but very comfortable tree includes the essentials for your furry friend: soft hammock for napping, sisal pillars for claws and a play ball for fun. It is particularly suitable for homes with limited space.

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6 – A basket, for cosy naps

While it’s quite possible that your cat will simply decide to settle down in a cardboard box, it’s hard not to fall for a small, comfortable basket that he’ll eventually adopt. If possible, opt for a cushion that can be removed and/or machine-washed.

Our recommendation

Amazon Basics Panier Rond

Its small size and soft materials make it a great choice for felines, who also appreciate being able to rest their heads on the basket’s raised edges. You can also put it in the washing machine on occasion.

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7 – Strong, durable toys

Fishing rods, balls, plush toys, tunnels, food dispensers and strategy games are all essential to keep your cat busy and help him develop his predatory instincts, patience and intelligence.

It’s important to choose materials that are strong enough to withstand your cat’s claws for as long as possible, and ideally you shouldn’t leave your cat unattended – especially with a new, untested game.

Our recommendation

Trixie Canne à Pêche

This is the basic, low-cost toy par excellence: the famous fishing rod, which few cats can resist, is impossible to miss. This model is particularly durable.

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A more cumbersome alternative

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Catit Senses Play Circuit

This partially closed circuit is a great way to keep your cat busy without having to chase balls around. Modular thanks to its many interlocking parts, it is easy to assemble and seduces by its quality of manufacture.

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8 – An effective protection against parasites

Protecting your pets from fleas and ticks, as well as internal parasites such as worms, is essential to their health – and ours – especially since most cats have a lifestyle that can’t be controlled when they’re allowed to roam around outside as they please.

Of course, we still recommend that you consult your veterinarian before adopting a solution for your cat: specialists are of course best able to determine your pet’s needs based on its sex, weight, age, breed, health and lifestyle.

Our flea recommendation

Bayer Collier Seresto

This anti-flea product protects your pet for up to 8 months by eliminating fleas and ticks through simple contact with the active ingredients contained in the collar. Ultra-efficient and cost-effective, it is also very safe thanks to the anti-strangulation system.

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Our deworming recommendation

Elanco Milbemax

Effective and easy to administer, this broad-spectrum dewormer is a breakable, small, palatable tablet that is compatible with many profiles depending on the version – here for kittens and small cats.

10.42 € on 1001 pharmacies

Efficiency and ease of administration are the hallmarks of this broad-spectrum dewormer: the tablets are scored, small and palatable, and are compatible with many profiles depending on the version – here for kittens and small cats.

9 – A safe and easy-to-handle carrier

This is a must-have investment to ensure your feline’s safety as well as your own during car journeys. Check the quality of the lock to avoid any attempt to escape unexpectedly, as well as the solidity of the structure and its weight.

Don’t hesitate to get your cat used to it by leaving it open inside the house.

Our recommendation

Kerbl Cage de Transport

This low-cost plastic solution is sufficient for occasional use, for example for annual trips to the vet’s office. Easy to handle and assemble, it’s also easy to clean.It is more suitable for small cats.

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