We recommend feeding your kitten/cat a grain free diet consisting of both wet and dry food. Wet helps give your cat the moisture it needs to keep healthy kidney function. Dry helps keep teeth clean and minimize the need to have your cat’s teeth cleaned as it ages. Cat foods we like are:
Cat Litter’s We Like
Introducing Your Kitten to Their Litter Box
When you first get your kitten home be sure to show them where their litter box is located by placing them in the box. Then for the first few feedings, place your kitten in its box when it is done eating. It may not use the box at these times, but showing your kitten where the box is located will reinforce them knowing where to go when they need!
We highly recommend providing your kitten/cat with a scratching post or other scratching apparatus to discourage them from scratching on your furniture. Your kitten/cat has been raised with scratching posts and pads and taught to use them!
Keeping Your Kitten/Cat Safe
There are some items that are dangerous for cats. These include (but are not limited to) strings, rubber bands, hair scrunchies, ribbon, jewelry, plastic bags, and Christmas decorations. Please be sure to keep these away from your kitten/cat. Additionally, your kitten may try to chew on exposed electrical cords. You may consider covering exposed cords in areas your kitten frequents. These can be purchased at any home improvement store. A key to remember is, if it is dangerous for a toddler, it is dangerous for your kitten/cat. There are also plants that are dangerous for your kitten/cat. There are many websites that provide more comprehensive lists if you have specific plants you are questioning. See our Links page.
Spaying/Neutering Your Kitten
We recommend spaying/neutering your kitten at 4 – 6 months of age. However, your veterinarian knows your kitten and will be able to help you make the best decision about the right time to spay/neuter your kitten based on its weight and maturity.