Kitten Care

Kittens are cute and cuddly when you first bring them home, but remember they will grow to be healthy cats before too long. Help teach children how to properly handle a kitten. Kittens should not be picked up by the scruff of the neck; instead, support the kittens hindquarters in one hand and use the other to support its chest. Hold the kitten gently but securely close to your body. Help your kitten grow into a healthy cat. Get them started on the right foot with more on kitten care, how to feed a kitten, and our new kitten checklist.

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Kitten Care

Your little girl has been asking for a kitten ever since her friend down the street got one and you've come to the point where it's getting hard to resist her pleading little eyes. So you give in quite easily and take her down to the pet store, because let's face it, you had always wanted a kitten when you were smaller as well. Before you actually go and get your kitten however, you might first want to consider what type of kitten you want. Sure they all look adorable with their big eyes when they're still very young, but you have to realize that they'll grow one day and you will have to live with your choice. And don't forget that you'll need to give the kitten care and love for a long time to come.

You might have only promised the kitten to your daughter on the basis that she look after the kitten by herself, but if you're realistic you'll know that there's no way you're going to let the poor thing go to rack and ruin when she does forget to look after it. And she will forget all about her kitten care will be the last thought on her mind, and you will be saddled with the kitten. She's still too small and you knew that when you gave in to the whole kitten idea, so ultimately like everything else, the kitten care giving bit has now become your responsibility.

So how do you give your kitten care and love the way it needs to be done. Well first of all, the love part of this whole thing should be quite easy as you almost always fall under the spell of their big, wide eyes which will always seem to be staring up at you. For full details and information on what you will need to do for your kitten care wise that is, you should go see your vet.

They'll also tell you what you need to do to keep your kitten happy and contented. You'll be told that you need to give shots to your kitten care will also need to be taken to ensure that she doesn't get into any scrapes or the like.

Kittens are also notorious for climbing up anything and everything that is within their sights so don't be too surprised if you come home one day to find your lace drapes torn from top to bottom because the little critter climbed up them and couldn't get a good enough grip.

When you go to get a kitten then, kitten care and everything that goes along with that should be uppermost in your mind. Your kitten should be healthy and well loved and able to boast to all the other little kittens it meets that he has found the perfect pets to keep him in the lap of luxury.

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