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Kitten advice

Kitten Advice

There’s lots to think about at this exciting time. Here's our guide to keeping your new kitten happy and healthy.

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  • Five Kittens Grey on White background Your kitten's first day at homeBringing your new kitten home is an exciting time for you but it sometimes be a bit scary for your kitten. You can make your kitten's move to their new home easy by letting them explore in their own time and at their own pace.
  • Fluffy long haired white kitten sitting on white background Feeding your kittenFeeding your kitten the right food is an essential part of their health and well being.
  • Tabby kitten and ginger kitten sitting looking up on white background Playing with your kittenPlaying with your kitten is great fun for you and them, but it also helps your kitten to get rid of excess energy and develop into a happy, healthy cat. There are many different toys to choose from, so introduce your kitten to something to catch or chase and enjoy the entertainment!
  • Two Kittens standing Tongue on White background Litter training your kittenBy the time you get your kitten home they are likely to have learnt to use a litter tray from their mother, but to avoid potential problems there are a few simple steps you can take.
  • Smiling ginger kitten with teeth showing on white background Vaccinating your kittenThere are lots of nasty diseases out there that kittens can catch. Vaccinations are the best way to protect your kitten from some of the worst ones.
  • Baby girl playing with kitten Worming your kittenA heavy worm infestation can make your kitten very poorly with sickness, diarrhoea and weight loss. It an also weaken its immune system. The Vets4Pets vets and nurses recommend that kittens are wormed at 2, 5 and 8 weeks old and then every month until they are 6 months old.
  • Cat scratching on white background Fleas and your kittenFleas can cause skin irritation and disease in both cats and people. A flea infestation is one of the most common health problems occurring in cats and dogs in the UK. At Vets4Pets, our vets can prescribe effective spot-on treatments that, used regularly, will prevent flea infestation.
  • Cute Kitten with pink nose sitting on white background Preparing for your new kittenBefore bringing your new kitten home, there are several things that they will need, including a cat carrier, litter tray, food and water bowls, a bed, a scratching post and some toys. Preparing your house for your new arrival is as important as choosing that perfect pet!