Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Although cats are generally considered lower-maintenance pets than dogs, there’s still a lot of gear — including food bowls, litter boxes, toys, carriers, and more — you’ll need when adopting a new kitten or an adult cat. Since adopting two cats eight years ago (one of which has sadly passed away), I’ve tried out a lot of cat gear, and have pretty strong opinions on the items worth buying. Of course, all cats have their own preferences and personalities, but my picks below should be more than enough to get you started. You should always consult your vet about any dietary needs specific to your cat, but in my experience, Wellness wet food is my cat’s favorite — so much that I’ve recommended it to other cat owners who’ve also become fans. Wellness wet food doesn’t contain unhealthy grains or fillers found in other cheaper brands, but it’s still affordable enough to buy in bulk. Most vets I’ve spoken with prefer wet over dry food because it has a higher moisture content, which can help prevent urinary tract problems, diabetes, or kidney disease. And no ma...