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Kitten Care Information

So you have decided to become the owner of a kitten. You need kitten care information, which should include preparing your home for the kitten, feeding and other daily maintenance, discovering things around the house that may be harmful to your new kitten, and responsible pet ownership.

An important part of bringing home a kitten is preparing your home for the addition. Have a good look around your house and “cat-proof” it. Keep in mind that anything that dangles (such as lamp cords, curtains, etc.) are an extreme temptation for a playful kitten. Kittens just love to explore, hide, as well as chew and “paw” things. Remember this when making your house cat-proof.

Feeding and daily care of a kitten involve just four items: a place for the kitten to sleep, fresh food and water, a litter box with litter and a scratching pad or post. Kittens love toys, too, so be sure to have plenty on hand when your kitten joins the family. Several commercial brands of food specifically designed for kittens are available. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations if you are unsure when feeding a kitten.

Before letting your kitten have free-reign of the house, you must consider that some everyday house plants and chemicals can be deadly to cats. If you are unsure about any items in your house, do a bit of research online or phone your veterinarian.

Responsible pet maintenance includes veterinary care for a kitten. Be sure to have your kitten examined by your vet as soon as possible. Your kitten needs a series of vaccinations to ensure a happy, healthy and long life. Be sure to stay current with their shots. Also, many communities require that you register your pet with the local authorities. Your vet will be able to provide more information.

Some people find that litter training a kitten is quite easy. Most cats seem to be drawn to the litter box and need little or no assistance at all. However, some cats can be particularly difficult. You may find it easier to keep the litter box in an open, obvious area that the kitten can easily find. Also, do not completely replace the litter. Leaving a bit of “dirty litter” in the box can attract the kitten there as his nose will associate the litter box as the proper place to potty.

Owning a cat is sure to be a fantastic experience, and with the proper care, the bond between you and your kitten can be a fast and infinite one. To ensure this, click on the image below and go to Amazon.com where you can get the best books and DVDs on Kitten Care Information, and publications such as ‘Kitten Care’, ‘Kitten Care Guide’ and ‘Kitten Care 101’.

Kitten Care Information

Caring for a kitten involves supplying a shallow litter tray, making sure it eats regularly, allowing it to have quiet time by itself and handling it gently. Make sure a small kitten is healthy and active with helpful information from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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This post was written by TKB_Editor on January 17, 2013

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