Preparing for your kitten:
-Food and water:
There should be access to dry food and water at all times for your kitten.
Ceramic or stainless steel dishes are best. The types of food we recommend are:
- Hill's Science Diet Indoor Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food
-Litter Box Materials:
-For your kitten purchase a smaller litter box that does not have very tall sides so that it can climb in without too much trouble.
-Later as your kitten grows, I suggest purchasing a litter box with a hood cover to minimize mess.
-Place the box in a quiet, low traffic corner with easy access and preferably not to close to the kitten’s feeding dishes
You can buy cat trees, towers, condos, scratchers and more.
-Nails and Ears
-My experience suggests that trimming your cat’s nails once every two weeks works great.
-To save your furniture from abuse, you should have enough scratching posts to keep your kitten busy. Just a couple should be enough; if you have multiple floors that the kitten is allowed to visit, one scratching post per floor should be fine.
-Ears should be checked once a week and if you see that the ears are not very clean use a Q-tip to gently swab it clean. Be careful not to probe too deeply. If the ear appears clean, there is no need to clean it.
-Groom and Bath:
-Cats usually do not need to be bathed routinely. On the other hand, brushing or combing your cat’s coat should become a happy habit.
-Dental hygiene is a very important part of your cats routine. Please ask your veterinarian for recommendations.
-You will need a cat carrier to pick up your kitten from us. I suggest that you do not get the smallest cat carrier but a roomy one instead, so that as your kitten grows it can still use it for trips or visits to the vet.
-In our cattery, kittens receive one set of shots of Feline Rhinotracheitis-calici Panleukopenia-Chlamydia Psittaci Vaccine at 9-10 weeks of age.
-For all folowing necessary vaccinations please follow your veterinarian's recommendations.
-We do not give them the Feline Leukemia vaccine. All of our cats were tested for it before coming into our cattery, so all of our cats are clean. This disease is spread via saliva, primarily by bites. Since our cattery is closed, our cats are strictly indoors and they never come into contact with other cats. Your kitten is sold with a contract that states that he will be indoor only, therefore the vaccine is not necessary. If you would like, you can consult your veterinarian for more information.
-The same as above applies for the rabies vaccination. Some states, however, require your cat to receive the rabies vaccine. If your state is one of these, you may ask your veterinarian to give it to your kitten when you take them to get their third shot mentioned above or at the time of neutering/spaying.
Do you have any of these plants in your home? If so, make sure they're in places where your pets can't reach them, or consider getting rid of them altogether.
Bird of Paradise
Gold Dust Dracaena
Lilies (all Lilium species)
Lily of the Valley
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