How to Take Care of a Kitten
Hey, cat! There’s nothing like the unconditional love of kittens. They’re still not yet able to master the kind of sexy behavior everyone loves and cherishes at the moment, and they’re still trying to climb (aka grasp at) your legs for endless cuddles.
If you’re considering purchasing one of these feline pet companions, or if you’ve recently welcomed a new pet to your house, you may require a refresher on taking care of your new bundle of feline love.
Here are some suggestions to ensure your kitten is happier than Cheshire Cat in those first few months:
Get in, kitties. We’re taking you to the vet
When you get your first kitten, it is essential to visit your vet to be sure that there are no fleas, parasites, and other diseases that could be a threat. Although your cat might be in excellent health, it’s never a bad idea to go the extra mile to ensure they’re healthy and happy. While you’re there, consider discussing vaccinations and make a spaying and neutering appointment.
Kitties ate, Okpurrr
(read by Cardi B’s voice)
Like a newborn child, it is essential to establish the same feeding schedule. Small meals for them can be a daily stimulant that stimulates their brains. If they’re not with their mother and you don’t have time to feed them, think about providing them a milk substitute; however, you should avoid cows. Remember, kittens can begin weaning around four weeks. You can begin feeding your kitten different types of dry and wet foods at eight weeks. Most importantly, you’re feeding them high-quality kitten food, which is high in calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients. Ensure you provide them with clean water to ensure their mouth’s cleanliness.
The sun is out; the paws are out
Have you ever observed a cat enjoying a sunbath in the window? This isn’t to work on their tanning. If you’re always doing your best on your computer and your kitten keeps placing their feet on the keyboard is because they’re seeking a warm space to claim as their own. If you’re only home with one kitten, you must find strategies to keep their bodies warm. If you have two kittens, they often snuggle with one another to get warmth (this is when we are saying “awwwww”). Cats have a greater thermoregulation zone, and kittens must be able to maintain that. The purchase of a warming lamp, basic cat bed, or heated cat bed can help keep your kitten warm.
Do we need to speak about this
If you’ve been on the internet, or even known as the internet, you’ve likely observed videos that show cats using the toilet just like humans. But not just for drinking water (the cats and humans don’t). If you get your kitten, ensure that you provide them with a litter box and keep it near where they relax, preferably in the same space to allow them to learn to use the toilet. Kittens can naturally correctly use the bathroom and wash themselves, but it’s not a bad idea to take care of their needs. While we can count on the self-cleaning cats to ensure they’re not soiled, kittens may need some help. Utilizing a washcloth and washing their paws and rear ends will keep them clean and tidy.
What’s likely to look like
If you bring the kitten to your home, you will likely be looking to ensure your kitten is at a safe distance and inside. But, once kittens reach an age and reach a certain age, you may want to let them go out and play. Make this decision as early as possible (yet most secure) moment. Though cats were once free wanderers like Mufasa and Simba, They’re not accustomed to living in cities. If you reside within a populated area, your cat could be vulnerable to risky issues in the city. One of the worst things you could have is your cat being involved in a dangerous scene, right? If you go outside with your cat by leash, a harness is the best and most effective way to let him enjoy the great outdoors.
Your kitten will feel in the comfort of his own
It’s crucial for kittens to feel that they are in a secure space. The first few days of a kitten’s development involve familiarizing itself with its surroundings. Creating a place to retreat when they feel overwhelmed can make their lives much easier. Set up a cat tree and create a cat’s cave inside the closet, and let your cat feel as if what’s theirs is theirs since there’s no doubt that it is. A scratch pad can give them the feeling that they can improve their claws inside their home without harming your furniture. This is a win-win for everyone.
I’ll leave if I don’t need to speak to anyone
(Seinfeld fans, are you still around?)
In the initial two to seven weeks, kittens enter their socialization period. They are usually with their mother or in an animal shelter. But this doesn’t mean you should approach socialization differently simply because they’re not in this space. Introduce them to familiar acquaintances and other cats and kittens living in the home, and help them adjust to normal surroundings by setting a standard for them. It’s crucial to engage your kittens! Try dangling strings or a feather or buying them a unique pet to wrestle! This can help them exert the energy and control they need. If another animal is within the household, they will likely do this for you.
There’s plenty to think about after you’ve taken home your kitten. At the time’s end, a kitten will be upset if you’re feeding it good food, cuddling all day long, and making sure they’re comfortable. If you’re trying to figure out names, why not try Jude Claw, J.K. Meowling, and Kitty Purry?