Your first responsibility as a pet owner is to provide your new kitten with all the materials it will need to start their new life. This includes making sure your kitten has a nice and warm place to sleep, litter boxes, food and water dishes, a healthy diet, and some toys. It is also important to plan an early visit to the veterinarian in order to check on his or her general wellness and to schedule the necessary vaccinations.
Our clinic prides itself on making your new kitten’s first examination as stress-free as possible. At the initial visit the doctor will address any concerns you may have, as well as educate you on vaccination programs and the best time to spay or neuter them.
Early training using patience and consistency is the kitten care you should provide to raise a well-behaved cat that is litter trained, social, and responsive to his or her name. With a little help from you, they will soon know what to expect in your home and how to behave.
Kittens catch on quickly to using a litter box:
We prepared a series of blogs with everything you need to know about kitten care.
It is very useful to have your cat come when you call, and all you have to do is provide a positive association with their name. Use it often when you are playing with them or petting them or putting food in their dish. When he or she comes or even looks up when you call their name, praise and reward them.
To help your kitten learn to behave, there are a few simple things you can do to help socialize them. Socializing teaches him or her to be brave and independent.
To learn more about how we can help you to provide the best kitten care, visit our clinic at:
Unit 102 at 3961 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2H8; or phone: 604‐291‐6666.
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