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 - Foster Care Formula

Kitten Milk Replacer

 

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

Mom and Babycat Dry Food

Babycat Wet Food

Wellness Kitten Wet Food

 

HELPFUL SUPPLIES

Electric Tea Kettle (for warming bottles quickly)

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

Shallow Food Dish (so they can reach!)

 

KEEP 'EM COZY

comfort sources

Snuggle Kitty (stuffed animal with heartbeat)

 

On the go/carriers

Kitten Lady Kitten Carrier (discreet, purse-like bag with Kitten Lady patch!)

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

Disposable Cardboard Carriers (single-use for frequent fosterers)

 

Hideaways

Shark Bed/Hideaway

Heat sources

Snuggle Safe (microwavable heating pad)

 

enclosures

Small 28" Playpen

Medium 45" Playpen (an essential!)

Large 61" Playpen

 

Blankets

Microfleece Baby Blankets (for enclosure)

Receiving Blankets (for nursing)

 

KEEP 'EM CLEAN

BATHTIME 

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

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

Hair Dryer (use on a low setting, from a distance)

 

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)

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!)

 

Toys

Springs (easy to sanitize between litters)

Rainbow Rope (every kitten's favorite!)

Collapsible Tunnel

 

MONITORING

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