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Dec 21

4 Tips to caring for a new kitten

Like their human counterparts, baby animals also need to be cared for. Raising young kittens, for example, can be really exciting, but it will also require a lot of effort. For the first 48 hours after they were born, it would be better to stay away from the mother cat and her kittens. All you need to do is provide a comfortable place for the mother to give birth, although the cat may still choose a different place.

Do not try to move the kittens elsewhere during the first two days as this can distress the mother cat. They need to bond first and maybe you can move them after a week or so. Also. make sure you leave food and water in the room with the mother cat. They will want to spend a lot of time with their babies and will opt not to leave the room.

For the kittens, here are some tips you can follow.

1. Understand that they have very different needs from adult cats – before they are weaned at eight weeks, kittens will be spending a lot of time with their mother and littermates. If you adopted a kitten, you need to give them special care, such as making sure their temperature is okay and that they are bottle fed every few hours.

2. Make sure they get their check ups – make sure to bring them to the vet as soon as you are able. Try to research on any diseases that they might have and look out for signs and symptoms that you need to watch out for. One of the things that may threaten your kittens are fleas. You can purchase topical flea medicines which you can use on your kitten as early as eight weeks. Also, talk to your veterinarian to make sure that they are always up to date and never miss their shots.

3. Teach them how to socialize – once you deem that the kitten is already old enough to deal with the outside world, it’s time to get them to socialize. While kittens are very independent compared to other animals, you still want them to bond with you and to also be at ease with people. You can buy them toys to keep them entertained at home, but do not hesitate to bring them to the outside. Have them feel what it’s like to walk on different surfaces. Also, it would be a good idea to ask your friends to come over so that they can also form a bond with your kitten.

4. Invest in a self-cleaning litter box  – cleaning litter is one of the responsibilities that you will have as a cat owner. If you mostly stay at home, it is easier to do. But if you go to work and come home to a litter box full of cat feces, it might not be a sight you want to see. You can remedy that by buying self cleaning litter boxes instead. They are durable and will definitely reduce the odor of cat poop.

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Jessica Pulido

Jessica is the owner of OMG Goodies. She loves to do reviews on the latest products, as well as share them with her friends and followers. If you would like Jessica to do a review for you, email her at omgfreebees@gmail.com

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