- Be sure to watch your kitten and make sure it eats several times a day. Young kittens can stop eating and starve themselves. It is best to leave food and water out for the kitten if possible, and monitor the amount eaten every day.
- Feed your kitten premium food for the first year. This kitten has been fed a combination of Science Diet Feline Growth and Iams kitten food. So it will eat either brand you choose.
- If you choose to use scoopable litter, watch to be sure your kitten doesn’t eat it. Especially very young kittens tend to eat the litter and it swells up in their stomachs. You also need to check their paws to be sure the litter doesn’t get packed between their toes.
- Be sure to put the kittens food separate from their litter box. Kittens won’t “go” where they eat. On the other side of the room is sufficient.
- Kittens are just babies and need to be trained to behave the way you want them to. Remember cats love routines and repetition. Cats DO NOT respond to force of any kind. They respond to repetition! Be sure to use the same phrases each time you try to teach your kitten something. Some people use water bottles to train their cat. We generally just tell them what we want over and over and over. Cats are very intelligent and will learn what you want them to.
- Confine new cats or kittens to a small room in the house while you are gone. This will help them feel more secure.
- Young kittens have no fear, be sure your kitten doesn’t jump from a high place and hurt himself. Don’t assume they know how high they are.
- Don’t feed your cat cow’s milk. Most cats cannot tolerate this milk and it may cause digestive problems. There are several milks made for cats available at your pet supply store.
- Cats can be trained to walk on a leash using a harness. This is a safe way for your pet to enjoy the great outdoors with you.