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Veterinarian Tips on Raising a New Kitten

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Kittens are some of the MOST adorable pets around.

Just as you may find in raising a puppy, you can get yourself easily wrapped up in taking care of your new kitten that you neglect to pay attention to some very important areas.

Kittens can come into our lives in a few ways.  Perhaps someone you know gave you one, or perhaps your newfound loved one wandered into your yard.

At any rate, congratulations!  Kittens are great companions and make great additions to your family.

Here are a few things that our veterinarians think you need to keep in mind as you raise the new member of your family.

Be Proactive NOT Reactive

For the uninitiated, raising a kitten can be a joy, but you need to plan ahead.

Don’t wait until your kitten is breathing heavily in the middle of the night with mucus and you begin to panic.

Instead of waiting for something to happen, take your kitten to your local Veterinary center as soon as possible.

Your Vet will then be able to give you all of the information on your kitten.  You can get some follow-up dates set up, and get information on what tests and shots they need to get.

It can be nerve-wracking to take care of a kitten, especially if you don’t know what you are doing, so the best way to find out is to consult a professional.

Keep In Mind That Your Kitten IS A Kitten

Yes, this sounds silly but we can sometimes forget that a kitten IS a kitten.

How do we do that?

Well, we ignore some other important areas and treat them like an adult cat.  Remember, your kitten is basically a baby cat.  Please understand that concept – your kitten is a baby (for all intents and purposes).

This means you will need to pay extra special attention to what they are doing, where they are going in your home and what they may be picking up in their mouths.  They are extremely curious, just like a baby.

Keep this in mind as you care for your new kitten and you will start to think in a different manner in regards to their care.

Be A Good Parent

Part of being a good parent is being informed on how to raise our young ones.

Take the time to do your research to learn more about training and raising a kitten.

You may also want to consult your local veterinary care center to speak with the professionals there on tips and information they may have about raising a new kitten.

If you have never had a kitten before, don’t guess as to what you think is best.

In raising a baby you wouldn’t guess, so why do that with a kitten?

Be a good parent and seek out the information you need.


If you are looking to get a kitten or have recently gotten one and need more information on proper care then please give us a call today.


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