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Kitten Care Tips

Is a kitten going to be joining your household soon? Congratulations! One of the best parts of our job is to watch baby cats grow from tiny, adorable balls of fur into happy, healthy, adult cats. Before you know it, your little bundle of cute will be all grown up, but for now, little Fluffy will need lots of TLC. Read on as a Greenville, SC vet offers some great kitten care tips.

Litterbox

A big litterbox may be hard for little Fluffy to get in and out of. Start her out with a small, kitten-sized one. When choosing litter, avoid clay and clumping litters, as they can be dangerous for baby cats. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Toys

Kittens are super frisky! Make sure your furball has plenty of toys, and encourage her to use them. If you get dangling toys, put them away when you are done using them. You don’t want to risk your furry buddy getting tangled up in the string!

Kittenproofing

Baby cats are basically four-legged, super cute bundles of mischief. You’ll need to do some catproofing to keep your pint-sized pal safe. Keep toxic plants; medicines; small items, like tacks, safety pins, and buttons; ropes, threads, and wires; chemicals; plastic bags, wraps and ties; and anything sharp away from your kitten’s adorable paws. You’ll also want to keep your washer, dryer, and toilet closed when not in use, and make sure that little Fluffy can’t get into heating ducts or other openings. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Veterinary Care

Little Fluffy will need to see the doctor a few times during that crucial first year. Microchipping, exams, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and parasite control are all very important. Kittens can get sick very quickly, so you also want to keep an eye out for any signs of illness, such as lethargy, fever, or vomiting. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.

Purrs

Make sure little Fluffy has plenty of soft napping spots. Your furball will also enjoy some cat furniture, such as a cat tower. It’s also very important for you to pay lots of attention to your pet, so she feels loved, safe, and pampered. Spend lots of time with your adorable feline friend!

Please contact us for all of your kitten’s veterinary care needs. As your Greenville, SC pet hospital, we pride ourselves on providing excellent veterinary care.

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