Do you Falling in Love With Kittens

Bringing a kitten into your family is an incredible experience! It’s the beginning of a relationship that can bring years of joy and comfort. At this time last year, I was preparing to bring home the newest member of my family, Dexter. It was a really exciting feeling.

If you’ve never had a kitten in your home before, or if it has been a long time, there are some things about kittens that you should know. These pieces of advice can help you to make the transition into your home easier for your kitten and help them grow into a healthy, confident adult cat.

  • Kitten-proof your home.
    Kittens are just as energetic and clumsy as human babies can be. They don’t have very much life experience, so they don’t always see impending dangers. Keep cleaning supplies, medications, and other potential toxins in a secured cabinet. Watch your kitten around stairs, other pets, and human children.
  • Keep plenty of kitten food on hand.
    Kittens are growing and growing fast! They eat a lot of food – more than their adult counterparts. Ask your veterinarian about the types of cat food that are appropriate for your kitten’s current stage in development.
  • Socialize your kitten.
    Introducing your kitten to as many humans and pets as you can, helps them later in life. Cats that are not well socialized as kittens can be very anxious around people that are not familiar to them. Being socialized helps the cats to be okay with the guests that come to your home. It is a lot harder to socialize an adult cat than it is to socialize a kitten.
  • Invest in preventative care.
    It is always more expensive to care for a sick kitty than it is to prevent a cat from becoming ill, to begin with. A trip to your veterinarian can help you to find ways to prevent illnesses in your kitten and address any that may already be present. Treating illnesses is easier the earlier they are caught. Cats do not always show signs of illness or injury until the problem is beyond control. Don’t forget about spay and neuter! Kittens grow up fast.

Title Photo: yoppy via Flickr

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  • Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
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  • The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.

 What things are you glad you did for your cat as a kitten?