i’m getting a kitten soon & i want to know some tips on how to take care of it & what to feed it, thank you!
Feed him a raw meat diet, he’ll be healthier and live longer and be happier, just look it up. Also cat grass helps his digestive system. Take it easy on cat nip. Don’t give too much tuna, he could become addicted. And never ever give him Store bought treats or store bought cat food! Never. There was a time that a bunch of cats died from dry cat food because it Was contaminated with a toxic chemical. Never ever get dry cat food, it’ll dehydrate your cat. Also don’t place the water bowl next to the food bowl, cats don’t really like that.
Feeding your new born kitten properly with nutrition is one of the most important things you can do to make sure that, your kitten grows into a healthy cat.
Kittens have nutritional needs that are different than those of mature cats. Feed your kitten a food that is made specifically for kittens is the secret of success.
Your new kitten should eat three times daily. Morning, afternoon, and evening is a good choice. You can arrange the schedule to fit in with your own routine.
You should buy food that says “kitten formula” it’s full of good fats and nutrients that your kitten needs right now. I used to get my kitty the wellness kitten formula and then switched to wellness core. It was a little more on the expensive side, but my kitty loved it and it was healthy for her. Please don’t get your cat friskies or cheap canned food as it is the “junk food” of the cat world.
I would give my kitty a mix of wet and dry food (also wellness brand) and I would mix the dry food in with the wet food to soften it a bit.
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Kitten should be at least 10-12 weeks old.
Kitten should be fed quality canned kitten food (no fish or byproducts in the food). Very little to no dry and only after 3 months old.
Have litter pan, food/water dishes set up in your bedroom for the kitten.
Several litter pans around the house at first.
Have nail clippers, combs, scratching post (minimum of 4-5 feet tell), carrier, bed, toys.
Start shots when you get the kitten. Spay/neuter by 4 months old.
The most important thing is food – he needs a quality canned food. Dry food is linked to so many illnesses in cats – diabetes, constipation, obesity, kidney disease, and urinary tract issues. Read about feeding your baby carnivore here, it was written by a vet that has actually researched feline nutrition: http://www.catinfo.org./
Keep your kitten indoors only – outdoor cats, and indoor/outdoor cats are exposed to many dangers. Fleas, ticks, parasites, cars, other cats that are territorial, predators, the neighbor’s cat hating dog, poisons – the list goes on. He can be neutered at 8 weeks old or so. Get him a nice study piece of cat furniture with two or more levels and at least one sisal wrapped post (rope), and put it in front of a sunny window. Learn how to trim claws. Get two litter boxes, and scoop them twice a day (cats do not like a dirty box any more than you like an unflushed toilet). Get an interactive toy like a wand toy, and play with him with it at least twice a day. Get him in to the vet for a health check and to get started on vaccines.
And take lots of pictures as they grow up fast!/
-Ideally, keep him indoors. If you absolutely can’t, only let him out when hes a year old and not earlier.
-Get them neuteured/spayed.
-Clip his nails a little when they grow too long and get a scratching post.
-Feed him wet food for kittens and stick to the same brand. If introducing a new food to the kitten, do it gradually over a week.
-Gradually introduce him to bathing so he can get used to it as he gets older.
-NEVER feed him cows milk. If you want to give him milk, feed him goats milk, lactose free milk or ideally milk for cats as an occasional treat.
-Give him a monthly flea treatment like Revolution (for kittens)
-Give him lots of play time, cuddles and attention!
-2 litterboxes around the house is ideal.
Most of all, keep him happy and healthy. Good luck on your kitten!
Tips: Buy it a scratch post for its nails, give it frequent baths so it will be used to it in the future, if you have a house let it be and indoor-outdoor cat by letting him outside and watching over him and after a while stay in your house and it will come back. And get it neutered in the future so you don’t have to deal with nasty pee smells when it marks its territory.
Kitten food and water
If its really young,feed it warm milk. Slightly warm not hot! Or if your local store has kitten milk get it and warm it up a bit.I have a kitten too and I feed it some Chunks in gravy.Or sometimes I eat meat and don’t finish it so i chop it up into really tiny pieces and give it to the kitty.