My cat just had kittens what do I do: If you have adopted a kitten who is less than six months old, then here are the instructions for new parents of a Pussycat. They can be your only hope.
If your kitten is less than six months old, about to do them or has just made them, it is right that you are prepared: taking care of them can be child’s play only if you follow our advice to the letter. We know how hard it is to become a parent for the first time, which is why we decided to write some for you instructions for new parents of a Pussycat.
Adopting a small fur ball is an experience similar to nothing else and beautiful like few other things in life. It really can’t be compared to anything. We are happy for you, if this is what you are currently experiencing. It must be said, however, that the duties and responsibilities that lie ahead are not to be taken lightly. Parenting is not a simple matter, at all: on the contrary, it is quite difficult to match our needs with the needs and whims (even those that have value) of the puppy that we are lovingly taking care of. Loving a person or an animal means putting it before anything else, often and willingly, and this also at the expense of what we would have liked for ourselves.
If you have come to make this choice and, therefore, to welcome a small cuddly animal in your life, most likely you have already reflected extensively on this and you will certainly not need us to remind you of it. You made a bold decision, perhaps the most just one of your whole life. But now let’s get to practical things.
The baby, that is the kitten, is six months old, and this means that it is still within an age group in which it is already big to do things, too small to do any more. We must have balance and be ready to intervene in any circumstances. Read on and find out what awaits you.
Instructions for a cat’s parents: how to take care of a cat when it is still 6 months old
Lively, cheerful, funny, affectionate: a six-month-old kitten is basically a small child wrapped in fur. If a six month old baby has recently joined your family, find out how you can help him make his way between in the middle of his new home, among other family members, without fear, growing up healthy and in full of his strength.
We share what you need to know about a six-month-old kitten about the health, mental well-being, behavior, diet and care you need to have about it. Basically, here’s for you instructions for a Puss’ parents, the survival manual without which you won’t be able to find your way.
Visit to the vet
If you haven’t already brought a six-month-old kitten to the vet, now is the perfect time. For puppies who have already visited the vet, arrange a checkup when your feline friend reaches the six month milestone. At the appointment, you can expect the vet to perform a thorough examination of your puppy’s eyes, ears, mouth and body. He will want to make sure your pet is developing as expected.
The vet can also recommend vaccinations if your kitten he has not already received them, as well as sterilization or neutral surgery. Have this performed while your pet is still young, to help prevent unwanted behavior such as pee marking, or other fairly wild and unpredictable attitudes.
Socializing with people and other animals
The vet can also ask for information about your kitten’s social behavior. Like a kitten that has just turned six months old (Happy birthday!), Your cat is becoming much more curious than his world, but he needs to learn how to interact with other animals and humans, to remain a friendly and sociable pet.
Puppies in the first months need frequent interactions with individuals of their own species, but also to meet other animals, to develop social skills, he claims Heidi Pavia-Watkins, veterinary doctor of the hospital Irvine Animal Hospital of Costa Mesa, California.
One of the best ways to socialize your kitten is to simply spend quality time with him. Hold it in your arms (when you like it), caress it, look it gently inside your mouth and gently touch its paws. Having regular physical contacts will also help you when the time comes cut his claws or brush his teeth: he will already be used to hearing him touching his mouth and legs, so he won’t be afraid of what you will do.
Although your six-month-old kitten is still at this curious young age, introduce him to new people, regardless of age. Let your friends know that they should slowly approach your kitten and not force him to stay in their company, especially if he initially runs away to hide: the goal is that your kitten sees new people as safe, not scary.
This is also a great technique to help him learn to love (well, at least not fear) anyone who carries him in his arms. If the cat does not want to approach the guests, it is not a problem, you must give it time to become familiar with that new environment, that is, its home invaded by strangers, suggest Pam Johnson-Bennett, a certified cat behaviorist. Periodically put your kitten in the baby carrier, take it around the house and also take it for a ride in the car. That is, the more time you will spend outdoors, socializing yourself, with him simply looking at you and learning and first he will understand that he really has nothing to fear from the world around him.
What can you feed him?
You can also use treats to help your kitty associate his baby carrier with fun and rewarding experiences. High quality snacks formulated for adult cats and kittens can be a healthy part of your little cat’s dietif it is fed in moderation.
When you first visited the vet with your kitten, he probably recommended a high-quality diet, formulated to meet your pet’s energy needs. As with younger puppies, a six-month-old kitten needs access to small frequent meals throughout the day. Expose your kitten to more than one flavor and smell, so that it doesn’t develop picky preferences and small adult vices. The vet can help you select foods that you can feed your fur ball with interchangeably.
Better to start with good habits
Your six month old kitten is definitely growing in his personality and is developing behaviors that he will follow throughout his life. Feline adolescence (it occurs for just eight weeks and up to about a year) is the ideal time to help your puppy establish good habits to make him a model pet in his adult and senior years.
Spend time helping your kitten to feel comfortable with the experiences he will encounter in his life: travel by car, cleaning, clean ears, and therefore washing the ears, washing the teeth, cutting the nails, environments that are not familiar, unfamiliar sounds, unfamiliar people in his own home and so on, Says Pam. The expert also offers tips to help your kitty adopt good ones habits regarding litter and its physiological needs.
First of all, if you have not already done so, provide a box in which it is easy for a kitten to enter and from which it can exit easily. A box with high sides will be too difficult for a young kitten, especially if it is a kitty with a full bladder, He says. Keep in mind that a kitten will not be in control of an adult cat’s bladder, so when it has to “go” it is usually urgent.
You can start introducing a larger box when your kitten reaches six months and is more familiar with using the litter box in his or her routine. Place a larger box next to the smaller one to begin a smooth transition, suggests Pam. You can even place the smaller litter box inside the larger box to get used to the new arrangement.
The grooming of the kitten
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The gradual introduction of new articles also applies to grooming tools. As you try to familiarize yourself with your six-month-old kitten to handle it regularly, being able to touch its paws, mouth and body as well, you help it to get used to receiving regularly all the normal grooming procedures. Brushing and combing sessions can become wonderful moments for you, to forge a strong bond with your pet and, if he is already used to your touch on his paws and mouth, he will be more receptive to further care tasks, such as nail cutting and toothbrush.
Main guidelines for a six month old kitten
In short, you can help your kitten transform into a friendly and affectionate adult cat by spending quality time in his company and thus showing him that the world is a safe place. As Pam says, Although feline adolescence is a wonderful and fun time, it is also the right time for him to learn and develop the experiences he has. The more time you spend gradually introducing new things to your kitten, the greater the chances that you will accept these experiences later in life and that it will reduce your and your stress levels simultaneously.