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December 10, 2020

PetSafe® Expert

Rob Hunter

Adopted a New Cat? Here’s a Checklist for All the Essentials

Adopting a new cat is the beginning of a life-long friendship.  You want the best for your new family member, but what does a new adopted cat need? PetSafe® is here to help you make the most of each day together.

Keep her fed on time every day

Exploring a new home requires extra energy! Fuel the fun with an automatic 5 Meal Feeder and schedule up to five meals ahead of time. On busy days, a Smart Feed lets you manage her meals from anywhere using your smartphone.

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Keep fresh water flowing         

It's a fact that adequate hydration is critical to your new friend's health. A compact Butterfly Fountain lets you choose trickling streams or a peaceful bubbling flow. A Drinkwell® Stainless Multi-Pet Pet Fountain is easy to clean and offers options for 1-5 free-falling water streams to entice your new cat (or cats!) to drink more often.

Keep her instincts engaged      

When you adopt a new cat, you're bringing a pint-sized hunter into your home. Interactive electronic toys like the Peek-a-Bird™ are perfect for tapping into her natural instincts for hours of fun. The Dancing Dot™ hangs from a doorknob or sits on a counter to send an irresistible laser dot scurrying around the room. Toys like the Egg-Cersizer™ are doubly enticing as they combine tasty kibble or treats with play time.

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Keep her out of trouble

Cats are notoriously curious. To keep her safely off the counter, couch or curtains, the SSSCAT® Spray Pet Deterrent uses a harmless puff of air to deter her from off-limits places. For more mischievous kitties, a ScatMat® uses a harmless static correction to teach safe boundaries.

Keep the litter box fresh          

Litter box duty is a necessary part of cat parenthood. Thankfully, the ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box is here to save the day! Crystal litter absorbs odors and automatic cleaning  means you never have to pick up a scoop. For kitties who prefer more privacy, a covered version is available. A convenient Crystal Litter Tray 3-Pack can last three months in a one-cat household.

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Keep critters out while she explores    

Your new cat will be excited to see the world outside your door. A Microchip Cat Door responds to her microchip’s unique code, locking all other four-legged visitors out so only she can come in and out.

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Keep her safe in the yard         

Let your new cat explore your yard without the fear of her wandering off. A In-Ground Cat Fence™ will keep her safely within a boundary you set up and out of traffic or the neighbor's lawn.

Keep her by your side outdoors

Many new cat owners are surprised to learn how much fun a cat can have on leash-walking adventures! A Come-with-Me-Kitty™ Harness is specially designed for comfort and safety as you venture out together.

Keep her safe in the car

For a trip to the vet or an afternoon joyride, a Booster Seat provides a window seat in the car, with a safety tether that attaches to your cat's harness for a secure trip.

Keep on snuggling       

At the end of a long day of fun, there's nothing better than a peacefully purring cat in your lap. Folding Pet Steps offer easy access to the coziest spots in your home so you can share the furniture - and the love.

At PetSafe®, we're constantly innovating to help you keep your pet happy, safe and healthy. Visit us at to learn more about how, together, we can give your new cat a perfect forever home.

Written by

Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

PetSafe® Brand Copywriter

PetSafe® Expert

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