At 11-13 weeks, your kitten will need a second round of deworming. Flea, tick and heartworm prevention can begin at this age as well. Remember, prevention is the best defense against these nasty parasites. We recommend Revolution monthly topical to prevent heartworms, fleas and ticks in cats, but never use parasite preventative not approved specifically … Read moreParasite Prevention
If you can get your kitten used to being in a carrier, vet visits and travel will be much easier for you both.
Spaying or neutering your cat has health benefits, in addition to helping with pet overpopulation. Spaying your female kitten before her first heat offers the best protection from uterine infections and breast tumors. Most female cats will go into heat by 6 months of age, so it’s a good idea to spay them at around 5 months. Neutering your … Read moreSpay/neuter
Kittens have a lot of energy and very sharp teeth! Try these tips to keep everyone safe during playtime.
This small transmitter is your pet’s ticket home if she becomes lost. Insertion usually causes very little pain; however, many pet parents opt to have this done while their pet is anesthetized for spay/neuter surgery. While cats have a phenomenal ability for find their way home, that navigation instinct doesn’t kick in until they are … Read moreMicrochipping
Take things slowly with introducing new people and new animals. Make sure she has a safe place she can go to if she gets overwhelmed—this can be her carrier or the room where her food, water and bed are. Don’t force her to interact with a new person if she doesn’t want to. It’s important … Read moreSocialization
Cats are naturally clean animals, and most kittens take to litter boxes quickly. Set her up for success now, so she won’t get in the habit of finding inappropriate places to relieve herself!
Kittens are good at keeping themselves clean, but if a bath is necessary, you can bathe a kitten that is at least 8 weeks of age. Use only kitten shampoo and never allow any water or shampoo to get inside your little one’s mouth, ears or eyes. Dry her with a soft fluffy towel and … Read moreBaths and Tooth Brushing
Choose a food formulated specifically for kittens, and make sure to offer canned food as well as kibble. Canned food provides more liquid, which helps tiny kittens stay hydrated. Plus, if a kitten isn’t introduced to a variety of foods when she is young, she may become a picky eater when she is an adult. … Read moreWhat to Feed Your Kitten
Vaccines are an important part of your kitten’s overall health. They protect your pet and others against infectious diseases. FVRCP: Kittens should receive their first FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia) vaccines at 8 weeks of age, then every 21 to 28 days until they’re 16 weeks of age. Booster shot again at 1 year after … Read moreVaccinating Your Kitten