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Old 17.09.2012, 08:30
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Pet supplies (cat): food, litter, scratching post...

Hello pet lovers!

My cat is coming to live with me in Lausanne this December and I'm starting to scope out vets, food and various supplies.

I am considering ordering heavy things online, as I am vehicle-less; I like the look of so far. Does anyone have experience with them?
How about good pet supply shops in the Lausanne area: are there any you recommend?

While the little guy is a finicky eater, canned/dry food is not too much of an issue, as I can look at the ingredient list and go from there. I'd nonetheless appreciate any input from you kitty-savvy EFs! Mister has dry food all day and wet food in the evenings, canned or fresh. When it comes to "fresh", I'm thinking I'll hop over to Aligro and buy a rather large quantity of meat or poultry, which I will prepare and then freeze in portions.


I've looked up a few vets in the area. Dr Pfister's office looks clean and professional: any input there?

What I am most keen on gathering intel on is litter. Back home, I use 100% vegetal pellets made from pine. On I've found something that looks promising, but was wondering whether anyone has found a similar product in stores. His Highness is sensitive in all matters and I want something that won't irritate his delicate little "asthmatic" airways.

Because he's spoiled, Mister is used to a huge and sturdy cat tree back home, from the top of which he enjoys looking down upon the vulgar populace. That thing is very heavy, so I'm not going to schlep it on down here. Now cat posts can be bought almost anywhere -- but does anyone know where I can find a good quality, sturdy one, ideally one I can disassemble and/or add elements to? I considered building one from tree trunks but I'm a student and doubt I'll have the time to dedicate to that sort of project... It needs to be high enough so he can enjoy the view and have at least one good length of post so he can stretch out his long oriental body.

I think... that's all.

If you got to the bottom of this lengthy post, well done and thank you for trudging through! I'd appreciate any advice you have.

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