If you like cats and decided to have a kitten, thenIt is necessary to learn how to properly take care of it so that the pet does not suffer and could bring a lot of joy. Caring for a small creature is always a big responsibility, one has to approach this case seriously and competently.
Armed with the advice of experts, and you will become a good host for a kitten and a loyal friend.
You will need
- A cat's house, a cat's tray, a tray filler, a bowl for water, a bowl for feed, special food, toys, cat's scratch.
Before you bring the animal home,Get all the necessary items for feeding, games, toilet and pet rest. If you want a kitten not to sharpen claws about your furniture, buy also a special cat scratch.
Limit your stay for the first timeThe kid in one room, in which there is no draft and large holes where he can get stuck. This is necessary for the pet to gradually adapt to new housing, used to you and the situation, mastered first a small, and then the entire territory of your apartment.
To accustom to the kitten's toilet, start the same day,So that there are no problems in the future. Place the tray in a prominent place and fill it with the filler that the kitten is used to. If it's the first time coming down, dab the toilet paper in a puddle and put it in the filler. Do not poke the kitten with your nose into the urine, it's best to notice when he is going to urinate again, and quickly put the pet in the tray.
To feed the kitten in the first days is desirable the sameFood, as the previous owners, in the future try to make a plan with a full, varied and balanced diet. Do not limit feeding only to ready-made fodder, the baby's diet should include dairy and meat products, eggs, fish, a few cereals and vegetables, which can be replaced by special grass from the pet store. Do not feed the pet from your table, as it is harmful to eat a lot of salt and spices. In a separate bowl, fresh water should always be present, so that the kitten can drink at any time.
The frequency of feeding depends on the age of the kitten. An animal younger than 3 months is fed 6 or 7 times a day. If he is 3 to 4 months old, then 5-6 times. A kitten from 4 to 6 months is desirable to feed 4 times a day. A 6-9-month-old pet is fed about 3-4 times. At the age of 9 months to a year, you can transfer 2-3 meals a day.
Be sure to go with the kitten to the vet andPut all the vaccinations. If necessary, before the procedure, treat the animal and perform de-worming, since only a healthy pet can be vaccinated. The first vaccinations are done at the age of 2-3 months, try not to miss this period.
Bathe small kittens only in the case of a strongPollution. Use a special gentle shampoo from the pet store and a shallow bath with warm water. Do not wash your head unnecessarily, and if you still need to wash it, close the ears with cotton swabs. After bathing, wipe the kitten with a towel and leave in a draft-free room until it dries completely.