Caring For Kittens
Tips On Caring For Kittens
Caring for kittens as with any young pet can be a demanding task and one any prospective owner should not enter lightly into. The old saying “a kitten is for life not just for Christmas” is well worth bearing in mind. Owning a cat is a life long experience that can last for up to twenty years so it pays to be sure that a cat is definitely the right pet for you and your home. If you set off on the right foot to start with caring for kittens should be a breeze. Its all about training and routine. Of course there will be accidents and you will need to encourage your kitty to poop in the litter tray as soon as possible. The secret to your success in caring for kittens ultimately lies in routine. You should think long and hard about how that cute little kitten is going to very quickly grow up into another demanding member of your household.
Caring For Kittens From The Start
Its big bananas for a tiny kitten to be taken from its mother, never mind the stress of then being placed in a totally strange and new enviourment. The last thing any young animal needs of course is any kind of stress. If you have children or other pets especially a dog you will need to introduce them carefully when caring for kittens in the early stages. If at all possible it is best to keep kitty in a large cage with the litter tray for a few days whilst the rest of the household become accustomed to him and he to them. Later make sure that the kitten knows where the litter tray is and how to use it. Caring for kittens as they get older is a lot easier because most kittens learn from their mothers. Failing that, nature tends to take over eventually anyway so long as they are shown where to go.
Proper Nutrition When Caring For Kittens
Much as they may like it please don’t feed milk to cats especially young kittens. Anyone caring for kittens needs to be aware that a cats digestive system doesn’t break down Lactose efficiently. This can lead to undigested milk fermenting in the digestive tract leading to diarrhea in cats. It is always best to feed kittens a proper kitten diet because their nutritional needs are very different to an adult cat. Ultimately, dry food is always preferable over the tinned wet version which is thought to contribute towards dental issues. Also, its OK to leave the dry stuff out so long as it is well away from the litter tray. Remember that cats and kittens fed on dry cat food should always have access to fresh clean water too. If you want to know any more about caring for kittens there is a more detailed article here.