Kitten Check List
Royal Canin Mother & Baby Cat - (Rens Pet Depot or Pet Valu)
Royal Canin Kitten - (Rens Pet Depot or Pet Valu)
I would continue feeding Mother & Baby Cat until approximately 4 months of age.
Royal Canin Kitten (Loaf in Sauce) - (Rens Pet Depot or Pet Valu)
I mix this with the raw food and they get a tbsp twice a day.
Big Country Raw (Rens Pet Depot or Pet Valu - FREEZER SECTION)
I really love raw food and do recommend a raw diet, in some form.
Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets (Pet Valu)
I've provided samples of these in the kitten kits because I LOVE THEM. I use them when I am at cat shows and don't want to bring frozen/fresh raw with me and I also feed them as treats. And I personally feel as though they are PERFECT for homes where the new owners do not want to handle or feed frozen/fresh raw. This product can be fed dry as a treat (food topper if you wish) or you can add water and feed it as a meal to your kitty (it is nutritionally complete!).
Stainless Steel (for food) - Stainless steel is unbreakable, sturdy, dishwasher-safe, and harmless to cats. It (along with ceramic bowls) is recommended by most veterinarians. Another good choice is ceramic, provided it uses a lead-free glaze.
Although plastic bowls are generally sturdy, they have a couple of downsides. First, many cats have an allergy to plastic, and develop a skin condition on their chins, resembling acne and I've also seen many cats also develop "rodent ulcers" due to plastic. Second, plastic tends to nick and scratch, and those tiny fissures become a breeding ground for germs. My recommendation is to avoid plastic if at all possible.
Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Water Fountain 2L (SKU: 121773) - Cat water fountains provide free-flowing water, giving the water a fresh taste, which encourages your cat to drink. Therefore water fountains help ensure that your cat receives the fluids he or she needs to help prevent many diseases!
Although I could provide a HUGE list of shampoos and conditioners that I use and recommend; I am going to try and narrow it down to my favorites. If you are not interested in showing, then there is no reason to have a cupboard full like me. In fact, if you do not intend to bath regularly or plan to take your kitty to the groomer, then you don't need to buy shampoo at all. However; in case you are interested, these are my recommendations. I purchase my products at the following link "Custom Pet Boutique" . This boutique is located in Alberta but Miki ships all over, and generally for about $20 (shipping fee). She is great and will provide you with samples of pretty well anything you would like (just ask!).
1) Les Pooch F&T (unscented). You only need to use a small amount of this product (it dilutes quite far). This is the product that I use for degreasing and it works AMAZING. I generally fill the sink with some warm water and a couple drops of this product and soak my cat in the sink (make sure the cat can stand with its head above the water!). I then gently push the water over the coat.
2) Les Pooch Tearless Puppy Shampoo. This shampoo is a great choice for young kittens or kitties with sensitive skin. I generally ONLY use this on my kittens and on the faces of my cats when I bath them.
3) Pet Silk Deep Cleansing Shampoo. I really like using a deep cleaning product like this for the "second" shampoo (after the degreasing shampoo - F&T). Lather and rinse well.
4) Pet Silk Brazilian Keratin Shampoo (and Conditioner). Work and smell amazing. Personally I wouldn't use the conditioner as too much weighs down the coat. The shampoo itself likely contains enough conditioning.
Greyhound 7.5" Reg. Pin Comb Fine/Coarse (SKU: 1833351)
I highly recommend that my kitten buyers purchase this comb! A regular brush and many other types of regular combs do not get the job done!
Q Nail Scissors (SKU: 1833314)
These are the type of nail scissors we use here at Heart'nsoul.
Gimborn Quick Clot (SKU: 3460011)
This powder instantly halts minor bleeding from broken nails, minor superficial cuts or a nail trimmed too close.
use on dogs, cats, ferrets and birds, simply apply with pressure to
the affected nail area. Contains the anesthetic Benzocaine to block
pain while stopping bleeding.
BioGroom Ear Cleaner
Veterinary preparation, fortified with Boric and Salicylic Acid, thoroughly cleans the ear canals of dogs and cats. In other words,NO MORE EARWAX! Yes! It dissolves ear wax build-up in one easy application. Ear-Care™ is exceptionally mild and gentle, and will not leave the ear canal oily, sticky, or gummy (ew! nobody wants that!). The pharmaceutical ingredients in Ear-Care™ aid in prevention of ear problems when used on a regular basis.
The kittens at Heart'nsoul use an OPEN LITTER BOX (sold at Dollarama). These litter boxes are sturdy and large and work very well. You can slowly transition them to an enclosed litter box but should have an open litter box available until they feel comfortable with the enclosed litter box. They have MANY litter boxes available online and in store at Rens Pet Depot.
My favourite litter scoop is sold at TSC. It is large and sturdy! I highly recommend making a trip just for this scoop because you won't find a better one anywhere else for this price (less than $3!).
Worlds Best Clumping Cat Litter 28lbs (SKU: 0800652)
Clumping Cat Litter is perfect for homes with 1 or 2 cats and features amazing odor control and tight clumping ability! Made with natural whole-kernel corn, your cat will love the soft texture of this formula. The quick clumping formula delivers the best cat litter odor control, yet keeps dust and tracking through your home to a minimum. World's Best Clumping Cat Litter is also easy to scoop, long lasting, and environmentally friendly.
HINT: We don't buy the Worlds Best Clumping Cat Litter at Heart'nsoul but list it here as its the same thing and easier to find than the product that we DO use! Please see "our litter of choice" to read more about Purina Non Medicated Chick Starter (ground corn). It works EXACTLY like Worlds Best Cat Litter and it is a fraction of the price.
Cat Nip Toys
Custom Pet Boutique also sells some beautiful, sturdy homemade cat teasers!
My favorite cat carrier, to date, is sold at Canadian Tire. I will update this page with information soon.
I highly recommend getting a cat tree (scratching post) at Little Whiskers . You won't find a better deal anywhere else! These are the trees that we use at Heart'nsoul.
RENS PET DEPOT LOCATIONS
or order online at www.renspets.com