Complete Guide to Caring for Kittens
When taking the joy and responsibility of young pet, it is important to know anything about caring for kittens. Then you can be sure that you will enjoy a happy and healthy cat in your home.
When you bring home your little bundle of fur, you should be mentally prepared to love your cat for his entire life. This will include time spent training, feeding and grooming your pet, as well as the cost of money. But the joy and happiness that kittens will carry far beyond any material costs or time investment.
If you have an adult cat that has given birth to kittens, you can usually allow him to take care of their children’s needs during the first few weeks. You will need to provide him with a safe and private place to do it, out of the way of traffic and excess noise and with good, stable temperature. Be sure to have a big enough bed laid out for mothers and kittens to relax and sleep together. Watching a mother cat cleaning regularly babies, feed them and generally control the behavior of energetic kitten who thrive on their first four weeks. Had plenty of food and water available to the mother, because she will eat garbage and recover from the birth as well.
If you have been rescued orphaned kittens, you have more work to do in the first few weeks. Consider the cat foster mother if available. If you do not consider yourself a major provider of warmth, sanitation, food and care from rescue onwards. This is a full time, involved in work so it does not enter into lightly.
Arrange a warm bed and absorbent (fleece or an old towel works well), and free of string or yarn that the kitten may be stuck in Providing warmth source can be tricky -. Always remember to watch for an opportunity burning and lets kittens ability to get away from the heat. heating lamp can work, but the heating pads should be avoided.
Consider foods such as milk substitute commercial or homemade, but be sure to find something nutritious stable and prepare properly. Eating can be done through a bottle or tube, but be sure to sterilize all the equipment properly.