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How To Care For A Kitten

Kittens are adorable and playful pets that bring oodles of kitty fun into any household. However, there are a number of important points to remember when bringing your kitten home.

Dr. Melissa Meehan lets you know how best to handle your cute and cuddly little cat...

Top Tips

  • Ensure your home is kitten destruction proof and safe. Play areas should be free of electrical cords, easily falling objects and anything that may be too tall for your kitty to climb.
  • Sit down when playing with your kitten. A common kitten injury is accidently getting stepped on and great care needs to be taken when a kitten is underfoot.
  • Cats love to use their claws to climb and scratch, which can get them stuck in uncomfortable positions and awkward places. To release their firm grip it is best to press softly on their paw. Do not pull or yank on your kitten in order to prevent injury.
  • Kittens are small and delicate. Pick up your kitten carefully and use both hands to make sure you have a secure yet soft grip.

To ensure a healthy and happy kitten keep vet visits and vaccinations up to date.