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Kitten Care Tips

Are you adopting a kitten? Congratulations! Your adorable new pet is bound to keep you smiling with her playful antics and charming meows. It probably won’t take little Fluffy long to completely melt your heart! Being a kitten parent is definitely lots of fun, but there is also a serious side to taking care of a baby cat. In this article, a South London area vet offers some great advice on caring for your bouncing ball of fur.

Kittenproofing

The old adage about kittens being full of curiosity is definitely accurate. Your tiny pet is going to want to explore every bit of her new kingdom. Kittens have an amazing capacity for getting into mischief, so you’ll want to do some kittenproofing. Wires and cords; toxic plants; medications; household chemicals; medications; and plastic bags are a few of the things you’ll need to secure or remove. We also advise keeping your washer, dryer, and stove closed when you aren’t using them.

Petiquette

Your frisky little furball has only a few things on her agenda: eating, sleeping, snuggling, and, of course, playing. This is the time to teach your tiny feline proper manners. Discourage rough play by telling your kitten to play nice, and ignoring her when she doesn’t. You’ll also want to instill good scratching habits, so offer little Fluffy a proper scratching post or board, or, better yet, get her a kitty tower.

Veterinary Care

Little Fluffy will need to see the vet a few times in her first year. Examinations, vaccines, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery are all in order. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. Kittens are very fragile, and can get sick very quickly, so keep an eye out for any signs of illness. If you notice anything unusual, don’t wait: contact your vet immediately.

Love

This is the fun part! Spend lots of time with your adorable new buddy: pet her, play with her, and offer lots of cuddles. It probably won’t take long for your kitten to start thinking of you as her human parent. There are few things cuter and more heartwarming than the sight of a purring kitten!

Does your kitten need her vaccines? Is your feline friend ready for spay/neuter surgery, or a microchip? Call us, your local South London area pet clinic, today! We are happy to serve all your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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