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  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Kittens  
     

    Kittens - Information on Health Care Tips, Diet, Food, Facts and Training of Kittens


    Bringing a new kitten into the family can be a very exciting time.



    Kittens need special care and it is only natural to be concerned about your kitten’s health. You can follow these great kitten care tips to ensure your kitten’s health.

    Kitten Care and Tips


    Sleep is very important for the healthy growth of a kitten. You should ensure that your kitten gets adequate sleep and respect his nap time. Especially if you have children in the household, you should make sure that they do not wake up the kitten to play with them. Only allow your children to play with the kitten when it is awake.

    Used kittens toys and blankets handed down from previous kittens can be contaminated and be a potential source of infection. It is best to wash them thoroughly before using them.



    Any detergent residues can also be harmful to your kitten if ingested or inhaled however, so try and use natural cleaning solutions or products that are not very harsh. You should rinse the blankets and toys thoroughly with lots of warm water in order to cleanse them well. Toys that do not have any fabric materials should be sprayed down with alcohol first. Then let them dry for about half a day before washing them thoroughly with warm water. Used catnip toys should be thrown away.

    Kitten Diet and Food


    A kitten diet needs to be concentrated. This is because a kitten undergoes very rapid growth, especially from its 2nd to its 7th week.



    Kitten food needs to provide the necessary nutrition to ensure healthy growth. Cats, being truly carnivorous, eat only meat. The dry cat food that is available in markets today is merely made for the convenience for cat owners. Kittens do not eat cereals. Avoid giving your kitten such dry foods as they do not provide optimal nutrition for your kitten and are also not to his liking. The best thing that you can give your kitten, at least for the first 6 to 8 months, is canned meat. After about 8 months, you should start feeding raw meat and fish to your cat. However, it is important to avoid feeding your cat a repetitive fish diet, especially tuna fish, as this can cause a Vitamin E deficiency.

    Kitten Facts and Training


    A lesser known kitten fact is that the presence of green grass is very important for a kitten’s health. Kittens need green grass to tackle indigestion problems. This is very important. Kittens that do not have ready access to green grass often end up developing health problems as they age. Worse, such cats can suffer from constant stomach upsets throughout their life. They also may not lead as long and healthy a life as other cats to which green grass is available. Fortunately, grass is easy to arrange. You can have grass out in your lawn or you can even put it in some pots and have them inside the house all through the year. You can find oat grass easily at you local pet store.

    If you would like to train your kitten, it is important that the kitten training is done in a fun way. Kittens will easily pick up any training that is fun, clean and very highly rewarding. Anything that you do not want your kitten to do should be dirty and unpleasant. This is the main reason why your kitten will stop using a kitty litter; because he finds it dirty and unpleasant. Ensure that the kitty litter is kept clean and pleasant at all times. Also, you should not use the clumping litter. Use the regular kitty litter instead. The clumping litter can choke and kill your kitten if he accidentally ingests it, as it fastens itself to any moist thing like the inside of the kittens mouth or throat.

     

     
      Submitted on November 8, 2011