There are very few scenarios where bringing home a kitten is a good idea. The first and biggest reason is read the tips in this article, which talk about how to spot a good fit and determine if one is the right fit for you and your home.
Readers who bring home cats should also be aware of the appropriate handling skills needed for pet care. A large portion of the caregiving industry is built around having experience with animals.
So, while no one should ever force an individual animal to receive improper care, experienced individuals can be valuable help. The best way to obtain experience with animals is through volunteering or simply walking around with an individual animal in your home.
Having said that, neither training nor volunteering or walking around with an individual dog or cat can turn into trying out at homeancaase centers.
Read directions carefully
If you are trying to worm a kitten at home for the first time, it is important to read all the directions carefully. Many people make mistakes when trying to do this for the first time.
Worming a kitten is a skill. If you do not get the chance to try this once before, be sure to read all of your instructions before beginning. Even if you have done some attempts before, it is still recommended that you listen to these new instructions in order for them to be incorporated into your worming process.
Some of the elements that people may put in place of directions are: Establishing a routine, picking an appropriate wormings frequency, and reducing stress on the animal. All of these things can affect whether or not the animal learns how to worms itself.
With any skill related project, there are always going to be some errors made.
Make sure the kittens are able to eat the wormer
If you are planning to house-train the kittens, then they need to be able to eat the wormerilaterally. This is due to the fact that they will be trying to lap up the wormerilaterally throughout their training.
Wormeridentally are small balls or treats that look like small worms. These can be offered as a food or a reward. Some people use them as a flavoring agent for catnip, which is another way to train your kitten.
If you do not want to house-train the kittens and/or do not have any experience with raising kittens, then get some Wormeridently. It is usually about $4 for four pieces, so get some! These should be kept in an emergency situation, as these will help prevent KKs from dying from heartworm or other infections.
Give the kittens their dosage
Now that the kittens are home, it is time to give them their own little den. The best place to do this is in a supervised environment such as a kitten kindergarten class, local animal shelter, or even your home!
A kindergarten class can teach you some basic socialization skills for your kittens. A shelter canatelty
Conduct a playdate with your kittens once a week to promote socialization. Meet and greet other cats and humans as soon as possible so there are no defenses against sharing the group. A good playdate should include kitties of all ages, up to four months old.
Take your kittens out for a quick walk each day to get them moving around and interacting with the world around them.
Make sure the kittens stay hydrated
Often, if new kittens are house-socialized and got some attention at a day care/nursery, they may not get enough attention from their owners. This can lead to them developing high-maintenance lifestyles.
If you keep your kitten in a dry environment, it may be difficult to ensure she is hydrated. Kittens typically drink more liquids than adults do. Keeping an eye on the kittens and giving them drinks when they need it is a good way to help them out.
Another problem that can arise is licking. Since cats usually don’t drink as much as children, this can create problems with appetite and drinking. If the kittens are already drinking enough, then no need for them to add more water would be true!
Make sure not to turn off the water supply too soon though! Keeping the kittens warm is another way to help them out. An internal heat source such as a heating pad or hot water dish is good.
Contact your vet if you see symptoms of worms
If your kitten has any of the following conditions, contact your vet immediately:
Kitten paws are hard and thick. This is because they constantly walk on gravel or smooth flooring. This is how they get their nails and feet growable.
Stay vigilant for signs of worms
Kittens are very curious about their surroundings. This can be a good and bad thing at the same time. While your kitten is learning to trust you, she is also pursuing her own food, sheltering other food items, and finding new things to eat.
Worms can travel in search of nutrients and are an important part of your child’s diet. If your kitten is not eating or drinking enough, may be a sign that he is hungry but doesn’t eat enough worm food.
Worms are a rich source of protein so this may be a minor deficiency. However, if your kitten is losing weight quickly, maybe within the first week of ownership, then possibly it was an overabundance and they needed to get some out!
Make sure to check with your vet before giving any type of worm as these can be harmful if not treated.
Keep your kittens indoors
Although it is possible to keep a kitten indoors for several days or weeks if the need arises, the risk of prey loss or confusion is always greater in dogs with cats.
This is due to confusion about who gets to roam and who stays home. Even though this article focuses on keeping an indoor house Kittens, the lessons can apply to all Kitten breeds.
Keeping a cat indoors is not recommended if you have any other cats in the house, as they may fight over territory. Nor does it seem to work out well for the owner when one of them gets out and doesn’t come home for days or weeks.
The only reason why a kitten should be kept indoors is if you cannot exercise or shelter it from the weather outside.
Wash their bowls and litter box regularly
When you get your kitten, make sure you take the time to socialize them. Get them out of a bedroom or closet where they are not exposed to other animals or people, and visit them at home or at a neighbor’s house.
If you keep them in a carrier, get the carrier set up and supervised by a good-quality kitten keeper who understands its use (a way to prevent it from getting lost or being mistreated).
And don’t try to bring your kitten home if it is not socialized enough. Home-padding can lead to fights, injuries, and lots of caregiver burnout.
Even if your cat is comfortable at another person’s home, try not bringing it anywhere unless you have access to water and supervision. Canned food and water dish production are also important for keeping a cat happy and healthy.