Anytime you choose to get a new pet, you need to make sure that you have everything you will need to take care of that pet with. Cats need certain things so before you get your cat or kitten, you might want to make sure they have everything they need before they come to your home. Below is a list of the different materials you will need in order to make a home for your cat. The list will be followed in more detail as to what you need to consider with each item.• Food bowl• Cat food• Water bowl• Litter box• Litter box materials• Cat bed• Scratching post• Cat carrier• Cat Toys• Cat leash• Cat collar• Cat harness• Grooming toolsAlthough these seem like simple items, if you have never owned a cat there are certain things to consider before you go out and buy the most expensive of everything. You Cat Must Eat and DrinkThe food and water bowl does not have to cost you a fortune. You do not have to go out and buy one with your pets name on it unless you want to. Mainly they just need to be easy to clean and heavy so they won’t tip over easily. Because it is possible that your cat might be allergic to plastic, it might be a good precautionary note to opt for the stainless steel bowls. You also need to make sure that your cat has food and water in their bowls as well.Litter Box and the Materials That Go In Them to Clean Up MessesUnless you plan on teaching your cat how to use the toilet like in a popular movie, you will need to purchase a litter box and everything that goes in it. This involves the litter box, the scoop, and the litter. If you have a kitten it is important that the litter box is not so big that they cannot get into it, but on the other hand you need to get a litter box that is big enough for a full grown cat.What many cat owners may not know is that the litter boxes that have hoods or covers may actually trap foul smelling odors and make your can unwilling to further use the litter box, so it may be a good idea to avoid these altogether.Another helpful tip is to keep some sort of garbage container next to the litter box so that it will make it easier to scoop the box on a regular basis, just make sure that the container you choose will keep the odor inside the container and out of your room. The last item is of course to find litter that works best for you and your cat. There are many varieties that have odor control and clump better, what you choose is up to your own preferences.