Category: New Kitten Advice
Adopting a kitten can be an exciting event for everyone in the family. Many parents consider adopting a kitten for their children as a way to teach responsibility. It’s important to wait until your kids are old enough to truly understand the lessons with adopting a kitten. Experts have varying opinions on this. However, most agree that children should not adopt a pet until they are at least five years old. At this age, children are excited to help with feeding the animal and have a full understanding of how to properly handle an animal.
Adopting a kitten can be a great way to teach your children real life lessons. Here are four valuable things that you can teach your children with kitten adoption:
After adopting a kitten, your new feline friend will likely adapt to the schedule of your … Read More »
In most of the America, it is incredibly hot right now. Those without air may notice their new kitten panting or refusing to move from cool areas such as the bathroom or basements. And those who allow their new kitten to roam outside may have noticed the fur ball staying in shaded areas or even in crawl spaces. If you’re hot, think about how your new kitten feels with a fur coat!
When the temperatures are hot outside, like they are now, it’s important to pay attention to the behavior of your new kitten. Felines can suffer from dehydration and heat stroke.
Some signs to watch out for:
-Anxiety. Anxious cats may pace or cannot seem to get comfortable.
-Respiratory distress or hyperventilation )
-Dark red gums
-Increased internal body temperature. Cat’s temperature is between 100.5° and 101.5° F. Anything above 104° is a cause for worry.
-Increased … Read More »
Adopting a kitten is an exciting time, but it’s also a time to make many important decisions. We recently wrote a blog about how to determine if your new kitten will eat wet or dry food. Once you’ve determined what type of food your new kitten will eat, you need to determine a healthy, regularly eating schedule and decide how much you will feed your feline.
As with humans, feeding your new kitten too much can lead to a variety of health issues. Overweight felines generally live shorter lives and experience health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cystitis.
Your new kitten’s feeding schedule should adjust as she grows older.
6 weeks old: Feed your new kitten at least four small meals each day.
12 weeks: Gradually lessen how frequently you feed your new kitten, while increasing the amount she is … Read More »
After you’ve adopted a new kitten, it’s a good idea to continue feeding her the same food that the shelter and store had been giving her. However, the older your new kitten gets – the more you need to consider what adult food she will eat.
There are numerous brands and flavors to select from. Some cats are more picky than others, so be sure to be patient with your new kitten when finalizing your decision. Be aware that cheaper foods tend to have low-quality ingredients in them. First you need to decide if you will feed your new kitten wet food, dry food or a combination of the two.
-It tends to be less expensive than wet food.
-It can decrease the deposits on your new kitten’s teeth. This is good because teeth deposits can cause … Read More »
After adopting a new kitten, most pet owners want to do everything they can to make their furry feline happy. So when your adorable new kitten starts sniffing at the door, many cat owners don’t think twice about letting the kitten outside to explore. It’ll make him happy to explore the outdoors – some may think. While going outdoors probably will make your feline friend happy, it may be better to keep your kitty inside. Here are some things to consider before letting your new kitten outdoors.
Statistics show that indoor cats live longer than those allowed outside. While the average lifespan of an indoor cat is about 14 years, an outdoor cat, on average, is only 4 years.
The outdoors is filled with scary things for your new kitten. Animals with diseases may come in to contact with your cat. … Read More »