Buying a Kitten

What to expect from Breeders

Taking your Kitten home

Hazards in the Home

Poisonous Substances

Poisonous Plants

Grooming a Semi Long Haired Cat

Caring for a Stud Cat

Visiting Queens

Useful facts about Fleas

Flea Allergy in Cats


 

 

 


TAKING YOUR KITTEN HOME

 
 These are a few basic essentials that will be needed 
 before you bring your kitten home.

* A carrier for transporting your kitten home and later for trips 
  to the vet. Cover the bottom with a thick layer of newspaper 
  (in case of accidents) and some soft bedding.

* A bed tucked in a corner away from the main traffic in the house. 
  All that is required is somewhere draught proof in which they can 
  feel safe.

* A litter tray and scoop. Regular disinfecting of these is essential. 
  A dilute bleach solution is a simple way of keeping the litter tray 
  free from smells and germs. Avoid using any disinfectant that goes  
  cloudy when mixed with water as this type of chemical can be a 
  danger to cats.

* Food and water dishes. Pottery or stainless steel are best. Each 
  cat in the household should have its own food dish.

* A scratching post. Cats use scratching posts for stretching exercise
  and to clear away the dead scales from their claws.

* Basic grooming tools. A good comb with fairly wide apart teeth 
  and another with much closer teeth. A kitten will appreciate the 
  use of a soft "baby" brush.

* Plenty of 'safe' toys. Kittens love a cardboard box in which to 
  play and even a brown paper bag (not polythene) will provide many
  hours of entertainment.

Now your kitten is home with you, give him time to adjust 
by introducing him to his litter tray and food dishes and 
one room at a time.
If you have other pets, allow your  kitten time to become used to the room on his own before introducing other members of your pet family.