Raising a Healthy Kitten

Raising a healthy kitten is not that hard as most pet owners would think. This article will offer advice to people that are bringing home a kitten for the first time.

Before bringing your new kitten home, make sure you have everything that it will need. Food, food dish, litter box, toys, etc. Deciding on a food can be a little tricky. There are so many different brands, types, and flavors of cat food available. Organic foods are usually the best, but more expensive. If you are having a hard time deciding on the right food for your kitten, talk to a veterinarian or go online. You can find many reviews and honest opinions about pet foods from other pet owners.

Be careful when switching foods. The food your kitten has been eating may not be the best. You want your kitten to be healthy and switch it to a better food, but the sudden switch can give your kitten a stomach ache. Mix foods and gradually make the switch.

Don't give your kitten milk. Your kitten should be old enough to be away from its mother if you're bringing it home. Therefore, water should be enough. Cat's will drink milk and pretty much anything you give them, but newborn kittens drink their mother's milk, not cow milk. Water is healthy, don't give your kitten the same milk you drink.

Take your kitten to the veterinarian for a checkup. You will also want to get your kitten spayed or neutered and get it all the proper immunizations. Veterinarian visits are a great way to keep your kitten healthy throughout its life.

Make sure your kitten knows where it's litter box is. Keep the kitten and the litter box in the same room if you have to. All kittens are different, but most will investigate the litter box themselves and end up using it.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.