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Your First Kitten
August 15, 2023

Are you planning to adopt a kitten soon? Congratulations! Little Fluffy will definitely bring lots of love and laughter into your life, and she’ll keep you amused with her cute quirks and silly mannerisms. She’ll also keep you on your toes! A Fort Bragg, NC vet answers some common questions about kitten care below.

How Do You Raise A Cuddly Kitten?

Kittens are very fragile, and they need to feel loved, safe, and perhaps a bit pampered. Little Fluffy may want to be held and cuddled a lot. Indulge her with this, and let her snooze on your lap or in your arms. Talking to her, playing with her, and gently petting should get that motor going. Don’t force the issue if your tiny furball seems scared: let her take the lead. In general, the more you interact with your feline pal and make her feel loved, the more loving and interactive she’ll become!

What Is Single Kitten Syndrome?

Single kitten syndrome refers to the belief that Little Fluffy will be lonely without any buddies, and could develop behavioral issues later. However, that isn’t always the case. While some cats enjoy having furry roommates, others do just fine as sole pets. That said, it’s not a bad idea to adopt Fluffy and Mittens at the same time, so they grow up together.

What Age Are Kittens The Naughtiest?

While Fluffy will technically still be a baby until she’s one, she really hits those adorable/terrible twos between about two and five months of age. After that, she’ll still be quite frisky, but she’ll probably have gotten the hang of being a cat. (Mostly.)

How Do I Kittenproof My Home?

Proper kittenproofing entails removing or securing potential hazards, such as toxic plants, plastic wrappers, chemicals and medication, wires and cords, and small or sharp objects. Ask your vet for more information.

How Do I Care For My Kitten?

Little Fluffy’s basic needs are the same as that of an adult cat: good, high-quality food, clean litter, fresh water, toys/enrichment, veterinary care, and, of course, love. When shopping, choose food and litter made for kittens. You can go with adult sizes for other products, such as beds, dishes, and ‘purrniture’. We also recommend scheduling your furball’s first veterinary appointment right away. This is a great time to ask for specific tips on your feline pal’s diet and care needs!Please contact us, your Fort Bragg, NC pet hospital, anytime. We’re here to help!