Kitten Adoption Tips for National Kitten Day


It’s National Kitten Day!  If you plan on adopting a kitten today, here are a few tips to help make sure that your new pet is happy and well-adjusted in your home.

Kitten Care Tips:

  • Let Them Stay with Their Mother – It’s better to adopt a kitten 10 to 12 weeks after they are born.  These extra weeks spent with the mother ans siblings will help your new kitten learn acceptable behavior.  When kittens are separated too early, they may be afraid and run away from interaction.
  • Make Your Home Comfortable – Special kitten foods help make sure your new pet is getting all of their nutritional requirements.  Also make sure that your kitten feels warm and secure.  Make sure that their litter box is in a corner or secluded spot when you train them.
  • Be Conscious of Other Pets – Make sure that all of your current pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations and are disease-free.  If you own another cat, give them extra attention to ease anxiety.  If your kitten feels comfortable, allow them to meet.  If you own a dog, make sure your dog is leashed when you introduce him or her to your new kitten.
  • Bring Your Kitten to Us – You should bring your kitten to the vet within a day or two of his arrival.  Your new kitten needs to be checked for ear mites, fleas, and worms.  After six to seven weeks, your cat needs a few feline vaccines.
For more tips on how to help you new kitten feel comfortable and at home, read this article from Animal Planet.  Remember to contact our office with any questions you have about your new pet.  We’re happy to help!

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