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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What You May Need To know About Your New Kitten


How exciting it is to become a new pet owner. Whether you are a new first time pet owner or have had pets before the new pet will be a family member and should be treated like such. Kittens are as cute and cuddly as they come. As a new kitten owner it is your job to keep them safe and happy. It may take a little effort to do so but your little kitty will grow into a mature can and you will learn pet responsibility as it goes along as well.



Keep in mind your kitten is not an adult cat and should not be treated as such. Infant humans have different needs than children or adults and so do kittens. Kittens will grow through a variety of stages as well.

  • prior to 8 weeks of age a kitten should be with their mother and fellow siblings. Young kittens can not regulate their own body temps. They can not see all that well either or move around. Adopting a kitten in this age group requires special care such as bottle feeding kitten every 2 hours up to 4 weeks of age. The vet should be consulted for advice on taking care of a kitten this young
  • 8 to 11 weeks of age kittens are normally weaned and should be eating a kittens diet. The food should be energy dense, rich in protein and highly digestible. Food should be made for kittens whether dry or wet. Kittens will start running , jumping, playing, and exploring. Supervision is a key as this time could be dangerous for your young kitten. 
  • a bit older around age of 2 to 4 months kittens have more energy than adult cats. Feed kittens this age 3-4 times a day high quality protein meals
  • kittens age 4 to 6 month of age are starting to reach adolescence and sexual maturity. Time to think about spading and neutering. 


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