Many people have cats as their pets. They prefer cats over other animals because of several reasons. One of which is the fact that cats do not need as much attention as dogs need. In short, a cat is more independent than a dog. However, it does not mean that you should not take care of your cat.
Therefore, you need to make an effort to give your cat a good life. Of course, you should double your efforts if you’re raising a kitten. It is important to note though that the kitten must stay with its mother for the first 8 weeks of its life. After that, you can start taking care of your kitten. Check out these tips for raising a kitten.
Stow Away Dangerous Items
For starters, it is imperative to stow away dangerous items from the kitten. For instance, you must get rid or hide items that can easily be swallowed by the kitten. These items include pens, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, and rubber bands, to name a few. Anything that you think can choke your kitten must be kept at a safe place.
Feed Your Kitten Properly
After about 8 weeks, the mother cat will likely wean its kittens. This is why you can start adopting a kitten as early as 8 weeks from birth. However, be sure that you know what to feed your kitten. For instance, feeding your kitten with cow’s milk can cause diarrhea. Therefore, only feed it with a cat’s milk, which you can find at many pet shops. Moreover, you should learn how to make homemade kitten formula for emergency purposes. Of course, knowing how to make a homemade kitten formula will also help you to save a few bucks. Therefore, search online for guides on how to make homemade milk for kittens if you still do not know how to do it.
Besides milk, you can also feed your kitten with water. Make sure though that you only give your kitten clean water. Since your kitten is already able to eat solid foods, you can also buy canned food or dry food for your kitten. Make sure that you choose something that is rich in nutrients, including protein as well as calcium.
Schedule Vet Visits
If there is someone who knows how to take care of kittens or animals in general, it is the veterinarian. For this reason, ensure that you schedule an appointment with a vet. Keep in mind that it is paramount to visit a vet to seek advice on how to take care of your kitten. For instance, the vet will tell you the best diet for your kitten. Of course, the vet will also check your kitten for any diseases.