Raising a Kitten

Are you about to introduce a kitten to your household? Get your new pet started off on the right paw with these tips from your Indianapolis, IN vet:

Kitten-Proof the Home

Go through every room in the home that your kitten will be allowed in. Remove any physical hazards, get rid of any toxic materials or items that could be choked on, and put away anything you don’t want chewed or scratched.

Diet

A kitten requires quite a bit more energy from their food than an adult cat does. As such, your kitten should be fed a high-quality, nutritionally complete kitten diet for optimal health and growth. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a great diet for your new family member.

Litter Box

Cats have a natural inclination to eliminate in soft materials and then cover up their droppings, so most kittens should take to their litter box easily. Just make sure to place the box in a low-traffic area where they won’t be disturbed. This way, you’ll avoid any litter-box aversion scenarios that could be a hassle to deal with later.

If you have more questions regarding your kitten’s health, your Indianapolis, IN veterinarian is here to help. Call today!

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