Essential Supplies

The following are a list of favorite supplies and product links, listed by category. These are not official endorsements, but represent products that Kitten Lady likes and recommends to people who are caring for kittens. I hope this helps you furnish your home with all the essentials to make fostering fun and easy! Happy shopping!

KEEP 'EM FED

kitten formulas

Breeder's Edge Formula 12oz (great for a solo kitten)

Kitten Milk Replacer 12oz (great for a solo kitten)

Breeder's Edge Formula 4.5lb (great for multiple kittens)

Kitten Milk Replacer 28oz (great for multiple kittens) 

Breeder's Edge Formula 20lb (bulk size for rescue orgs and shelters)

 

bottles and nipples

PetAg bottle kit (your standard kit!)

Miracle Nipple (great for tiny newborn kittens)

Miracle Nipple Mini (great for tiny newborn kittens)

3cc Syringes (for syringe feeding very young kittens)

WET AND DRY FOODS

Babycat Wet Food

Wellness Kitten Wet Food

Grain Free Freedom Kitten Food

Mom and Babycat Dry Food

 

HELPFUL FEEDING SUPPLIES

Electric Tea Kettle (for warming bottles quickly)

Mini Whisks (to eliminate clumps)

Blender Bottle (to eliminate clumps -- also great for making a smooth slurry during weaning)

Shallow Food Dish (so they can reach!)

PetNet Smart Feeder (automatic feeder for kibble)

 

 

KEEP 'EM COZY

comfort sources

Snuggle Kitty (stuffed animal with heartbeat)

Snuggle Puppy (they don't know the difference!)

 

On the go/carriers

U-Pet Bag (fashionable animal carrier with a big window viewer)

Sleepypod (fancy, wonderful cat carrier that doubles as a pet bed!)

Disposable Cardboard Carriers (single-use for frequent fosterers)

 

Hideaways

Shark Bed/Hideaway

Strawberry Hideaway

Heat sources

Snuggle Safe (microwavable heating pad)

Heating Pad (cat safe/chew resistant)

 

enclosures

Small 28" Playpen

Medium 45" Playpen (an essential!)

Large 61" Playpen

 

Blankets and mats

Microfleece Baby Blankets (for enclosure)

Receiving Blankets (for nursing)

Thermal Mat 

 

 

KEEP 'EM CLEAN

BATHTIME 

Fragrance-Free Natural Dish Soap (for bathing kittens with fleas)

Organic Fragrance-Free Baby Shampoo (for bathing dirty kittens)

 

DISINFECTANTS

Accel Wipes (kills most viral and bacterial agents)

Rescue Disinfectant (shelter quality disinfecting solution)

 

LITTER

Yesterday's News (kitten-safe for everyday use)

Kitten Attract (for difficult to train kittens)

Litter Genie (for hassle-free litter scooping)

 

DAILY CLEAN-UP

Fragrance-Free Baby Wipes (for clean up after meals/peeing)

Puppy Pads (for laying under messy spots like food dishes or litter pans)

 

KEEP EM HEALTHY

Please note: these are not all of the supplies you will need to keep kittens healthy! Please see a veterinarian to diagnose kitten conditions on a case-by-case basis and purchase prescriptions as needed. The following are at-home products that I find helpful for general health. 

routine care

Nemex Dewormer (pyrantel)

Digital Scale (for weighing kittens daily in grams) 

Nail Trimmer

Flea Comb

 

just in case

Nebulizer (for URI treatment)

Terramycin (antibiotic for eye infections)

FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

FortiFlora (probiotic)

Proviable (probiotic)

NutriCal for Kittens (high calorie supplement)

Gerber Chicken Food (for fussy/sick kittens)

Pedialyte (an essential for dehydrated kittens)

Electrolyte Drops (alternative to Pedialyte)

Hi-Vite Drops (vitamin supplement for anemic or vitamin deficient kittens)

 

 

keep 'em happy

Treats

Freeze Dried Chicken Treats (kittens love them, and proceeds support big cats!)

 

Scratchers

Circular Scratcher Toy (easy to sanitize between litters!)

Scratch Post (this is my very favorite scratch post!)

Cat Couch (a scratch post shaped like a couch!)

 

Toys

Springs (easy to sanitize between litters)

Rainbow Rope (every kitten's favorite!)

Collapsible Tunnel

Ladybug Mobile Mat (a wonderful mat with hanging toys that kittens love!)

 

MONITORING

PetCube Camera (watch and play laser while out of the room)