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Posted on 12-19-2017
Kittens are adorable, playful little creatures. But they also require care and love when they are still young. If you have just adopted a kitten that is only a few months old, here are a few of the tips you will want to follow after adopting your new baby.
It is recommended that you bring a kitten to the vet within 48 hours of bringing them home. A vet can ensure they don't have parasites, are in good health and give them any vaccinations and health care they may need.
You may not like the food that the previous owner was feeding the kitten. But you cannot just abruptly change their food. Begin by feeding them what they are used to, and slowly begin to mix in the food they prefer. Every day, add in a little more of your preferred brand until eventually, the entire bowl is what you prefer. This helps to ensure the kitten's belly does not get upset with a sudden change. And speaking of eating, kittens should be fed at least three times a day, whereas an adult cat only needs to be fed twice a day.
The last tip for caring for your new kitten is to teach them to play early on. Having them chase balls, feathers or string stimulates them and provides them with exercise. If they are not taught early on in life, they may never develop the skills and instead, may become lazy sedentary cats.
New kittens are cute and playful, but they also need the proper care to ensure they thrive and remain healthy. If you have not yet taken your kitten to be vaccinated or for their initial check-up, Acres Mills Veterinary Clinic in Canton, Georgia is here for you and your new pet. Book your appointment now by calling us at 770-479-1905.
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