When I went shopping, I didn't buy food or litter, two of the most important items on my list, because I'm not sure how to transition my cats from the food/litter they are used to at the shelter to the food/litter I want to buy.
Now, since I don't have cats yet and I'm not 100% sure of where I'm adopting them from or their exact ages (hopefully 3 to 10 months, but that's a wide range), I really don't know what they're getting now.
So how do you move a cat from one type of food or litter to another? What if the cat has been on an all-dry diet and I want him to feed him some wet food?
If a cat is used to using newspaper for litter and I buy high-quality litter at the store, will he even know that the litterbox is the place to go?
I'm posting my question about switching food and litter to the About.com Cats forum in hopes of finding some answers. If you have any insight, I'd love to hear it.