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When preparing for your new kitten, it isn’t enough for your kitten to have a safe place to live or even good food to eat; special care should be given for his/her well being.
Milk, water and wet food are good places to start, but so are veterinary visits soon after you take your new pet home. Spaying or neutering is important to some folks, and the sooner this is done the better.
Keep up on all your vaccines. Have the vet routinely check your kitten’s ears for mites, fleas, and flea dirt. Check your kitten’s stool for worms or parasites, and remember to keep your veterinarian abreast of any perceived sicknesses through sources like Canada 411. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the health of your pet.
Long haired cats especially need to be groomed to prevent fur balls lodging in their throat. This means brushing at home, and maybe even a visit to the vet for a little trim. Your kitten will become physically unfit without the use of a few toys scattered throughout the house. But be prepared for your kitten to like something you haven’t purchased that he/she has found and claimed for their favorite toy.
Keeping your kitten in tip-top physical health does not have to include jumping on kitchen tables or scrounging for food on the kitchen counter. Spend time with your kitten playing with a ball of yarn or their favorite sock and you will find that they will receive much of the exercise they need for physical health.