How to CARE for a KITTEN

Adopting a kitten is a wonderful experience but we must remember that kittens are sensitive creatures which need special care for proper development This is why, animal-wise, this explains what you need to know to look after a kitten if this is the first time you’ve adopted a kitten, you will need to take care of some basics before they arrive If you prepare, the kitten is likely to adapt more quickly, and your relationship will be much more positive Cats are scrupulous animals, so we recommend you leave their food dish, water bowl, and litter box in separate areas.

If you have other cats at home or plan to adopt more than one kitten at the same time, we recommend you have a box for each one This way, you can help avoid conflict You will also need to clean all the utensils every so often and renew the water regularly It’s also important to get a scratcher This way, you can prevent your cat from scraping their claws in the furniture Check out the description for more information on scratchers for cats. Finally, you’ll need to leave them a bed somewhere quiet and away from disruption We also recommend a quiet nest somewhere else for them to hide when they are afraid or if they simply want some peace If we have adopted a one-month-old kitten or younger.

It is imperative we go to a veterinarian to obtain artificial kitten formula, which will be their entire diet It is important to emphasize that you should never separate a mother from her kittens unless it is strictly necessary from birth The kittens need colostrum and then breast milk to receive various benefits, particularly for their immune system. After two months of life, we can start weaning them on solid food. Gradually, we should offer them daily small portions of wet food or kitten-specific pate Later, we can wet their dry food with a little water to help them ingest properly after we can switch to dry food completely the optimal age of adopting a kitten is at three months of life This is when they are completely weaned immunized and have learned necessary behaviors from their mother, such as grooming basic hygiene and feline body language At this stage, the kitten should eat solids without a problem there are several types of feed we can offer kittens, each with advantages and disadvantages It will be the decision of each guardian what type to offer while their feed provides all the necessary nutrients for the feline It is not always easy to find high-quality commercial products.

On the other hand, homemade diets can help guarantee we are using only quality natural products. They will need a veterinary follow-up to rule out the presence of parasites or nutritional deficiencies if we have adopted a kitten older than three months who has stayed with their mother, we can virtually assure them that they will be properly socialized with other cats, preventing fear and aggressive behavior Socialization is also fundamental for learning other habits typical of their species. We need to be aware that socializing an adult cat is complicated and sometimes practically impossible.

Things Your Cats Do for You Without You Knowing

This is why we need to continue socializing the kittens when they arrive. We need to introduce them to all kinds of people objects sounds environments and, where possible, other animals brushing both helps keep their fur clean and strengthens our bond with a kitten It is also useful to monitor them for parasites or specific health problems we can use a rubber brush for short-haired cats, a carding brush for medium-haired cats and a rake-type brush for long-haired cats Offering our kittens environmental enrichment is important to prevent problem behavior; it also helps stimulate their intelligence and avoid stress anxiety and depression We can enrich their day-to-day lives with intelligence games food vending toys, catnip, or even a cardboard box can provide plenty of stimulation Apart from intelligence games, encouraging physical activity is important for developing muscle It also helps to prevent obesity.

We can buy our kitten tunnels, cat trees or even simply place treats up in high places so they have to work to get to them a cat may not actually enjoy a toy you buy them because you don’t engage with them in the right way They need to play and have fun with you, especially if they have no other feline friends you will need to spend time with The kittens were playing and bonding together. In addition to these activities, they will need one thing above all: love Your kitten will never be happy if they do not have a loving and caring family by their side They will want to sleep on top of you and lick you as a sign of affection It is false to say that cats are not carrying animals, which, given the right opportunity, can become your best friend Deworming our kittens will be a fundamental aspect of their health, especially if they have access to the outside or other animals.

This will help to prevent infestations by internal or external parasites deworming should start at one and a half months of age and be supervised by the veterinarian It is recommended we deworm the cat every 15 days until the kitten reaches three months of age, then deworming should be done once a month until the cat reaches six months of age and once every three months thereafter We need to keep in mind the advice of a professional veterinarian since both internal and external deworming should be done with specific products for kittens with the correct dosage. We will also initiate the vaccination schedule at about two months of age The first vaccine for cats is often the feline trivalent, which is used to protect the cat from feline panleukopenia.

These vaccines will need a booster shot on an annual basis and we will need to strictly follow these schedules if we want our cat to grow up healthy and happy It is essential to take our cat to the vet every 6 to 12 months. Here is our video for today Leave a comment below if you have your own helpful tips to share, give a like if you find the video useful; and subscribe for more to come We’ll see you next time as responsible cat owners. There is a long list of things that we do for our cats to keep them happy, healthy, and engaged, but did you know there are many things your feline friend does for you every day, probably without you ever noticing?

This feel-good chemical makes your body feel more peaceful and even helps to lower blood pressure. translates to a decreased risk of heart disease one study found that over a 10-year period, cat owners were 30 percent less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than non-cat owners cats are known for being low-maintenance creatures A simple petting session is usually all it takes to make both you and your cat happy. They make you more attractive Survey findings conducted by British pet researchers have found that women were more likely to be attracted to men who like animals men who like cats are also more likely to be perceived by women as being nicer and more caring people listing that you own a cat on your dating profile could do wonders for the number of responses you get but remember, a cat is for life, not just to find a partner They greet you when you come home Meowing is an interesting form of vocalization because adult cats don’t meow at each other.

Kittens meow to draw the attention of their mothers, like when they are cold or hungry but once the kittens are grown, the meowing stops This means your cat is refined and keeps up their meows just to communicate with you.
Is it true that your cat not only meows when they need something but also when they want to greet you? When you arrive home, your feline friend meows at you. They are simply saying welcome back They heal your wounds and strengthen your bones Purring is one of the most comforting sounds, and while it often means your cat is happy and content, the sound has also been long associated with a therapeutic healing effect on human bones and muscles. A cat’s fur creates vibrations at a frequency of 25 to 150 Hz, and Studies have shown that frequencies within this range improve bone density repair tendons and promote healing They also check your cleanliness Mother cats will often lick their kittens to keep them clean and give them comfort.

When your cat licks you, it’s their way of grooming you and showing they care about your well-being but licking also fulfills your cat’s social functions when your cat licks you, they leave behind their distinct scent, that lets other cats know that you belong to their social group mother cats May lick their kittens to mark them as belonging to her and your cat licks you to tell the world you’re theirs Cats who get along quite well together will also lick each other as a form of social bonding If your cat licks you frequently, it’s not always because you have the residues of some food on your skin; they do it because they want to strengthen their bond with you.

They care for you when you are sick Some diseases cause chemical changes in our bodies, which can produce unique smells that some animals can identify in a person’s breath or skin. There are many anecdotal reports that cats respond to a sick individual by becoming clingier, more empathetic, and more attentive. Although cats have a reputation for being aloof and not caring about their humans, they have actually saved countless lives over the years.

She warned her human when he was about to have an epileptic seizure, while another cat in the UK saved his owner’s Life by pounding his paws on her chest to wake her up after she suffered a heart attack they protect you when you sleep Have you ever wondered why your cat sleeps near you at night? Many cats are well aware that they and their humans are vulnerable when sleeping Sleeping close by is one way to stay safe and protect you and yourself should Predator launch a nighttime attack Another reason that cats like to sleep next to you is to share warmth.

The wild animals living together often huddle to share body heat. When your cat snuggles with you, they are seeking warmth and helping you stay warm. Of course, cats also sleep with you to show you affection and love. While cats can be independent, they do miss you when you are gone from home for a long period of time and will want to cuddle with you when you get back. They keep your pests under control. We all know that cats are born natural hunters. Not only will your cat hunt rodents, mice, and rats around your home, but they’re also natural insect killers.

Many cats thoroughly enjoy Exterminating bugs such as house flies and spiders having a cat in your home means you don’t have to worry about controlling rodents and insects in your house; they help you live longer. There is scientific research that suggests cat owners live longer than those without pets this is mainly because pets alleviate tension and help us relax They keep loneliness at bay, and they even help lower our blood pressure. So if you are trying to convince mom and dad to let you get a kitty, go show them this video and stop by your local animal shelter They boost your immune system a study in the scientific journal Pediatrics has found that children who live with cats have a lower predisposition for General illness Additionally, those who do end up becoming sick recover more quickly This is because having a pet stimulates and strengthens a child’s immune system and helps better protect against bacteria and viruses.

They also help you sleep better Sleeping with cats not only reinforces the bond we have between animals and humans but also has other benefits; they can help us relax, stay warm in winter, and provide emotional security, especially for kids This translates into a pleasant and restful sleep Interesting enough, several studies and polls have found that people prefer to sleep with their cats than with their partners because they sleep better and fulfill your need for companionship It turns out that cats can be just as good of a companion as dogs, Though cats are often perceived as aloof and Independent, they tend to develop a special bond and can be quite affectionate with their number one human Cats offer constant cuddles that help stave off social isolation.

A study conducted by scientists in 2003 found that having a cat in the house is the emotional equivalent of having a romantic partner as well as initiating contact Much of the time, cats will remember kindness shown to them and return the favor later With Selective favoritism, they bring you food, though they might not be the kind of things you’d put on your wish list your cat may bring you presents like a dead mouse frog bug trash or stuffed animals cats are natural-born Hunters the reason why cats bring dead animals to you is because they want to share their Bounty with their family Basically, your cat is saying thank you or is sharing their prized hunt with you to make you feel included in their litter Think of it as a sign of affection and love After all, they’re sharing their hard-won prize with you, and only you can protect your baby cats.


Their protective Instinct will kick in and they will watch the baby, making sure that no one is hurting their little human there are many reported cases of cats protecting their humans from dogs other cats and even other humans They reduce the risk of allergies Sharing a home with a cat exposes you to pet dander, which stimulates your immune system. According to studies, children who grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies to pets the High pet exposure early in life also appears to protect against other types of common allergies, such as allergy to Grass dust mites and ragweed now that you know more about the things your cat is doing for you, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below Does your cat sleep with you or help you relax?

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