In recent years cats have become an ideal life companion for many people. Today we want to open a small window, to tell you about the basic care of kittens in their first months of life and thus contribute to the welfare of these little furry in their new home.
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The first thing we must do before taking a cat home is to corroborate our disposition, space, time, economic resources, among others, since like any living being they have important needs to satisfy like shelter, feeding, health, recreation, caresses, between others. If you have previously reviewed these parameters, we will now analyze the most important points to take into account the basic care of the kittens:
Selection of the puppy:
If your choice is to take home a small kitten you need to think carefully about the breed and sex that best suits your tastes and needs. There are breeds of long hair, short hair, pure or Creole breeds, females and males; as well as varied sizes. So you must think your choice very well.
Remember if you are going to buy an animal, it must be in a registered place that meets all the conditions of animal welfare, where they are in the best health, nutrition and comfort conditions, free from abuse and exploitation. If, on the other hand, you decide to give a homeless puppy a chance to live, congratulations! You are helping animal protection.
Generally the recommendation is to take the new family member home when he is two months old, since at this point he can be weaned from his mother and his immune system will be a little more prepared to develop in the best way. In case of being smaller it is vital to have the direct and permanent advice of a professional of veterinary medicine that gives you the particular recommendations according to each case.
Time to visit the veterinary doctor:
Without a doubt, the visit to the veterinarian should be one of the main points of the basic care of the kittens, before taking your new family member home. A general check-up will give you an overview of your hairy’s health status, either to prevent illnesses or treat those that may already exist.
In addition, the veterinarian will be your friend and ally throughout your life partner’s life. In the consultation you should ask all the questions that revolve around the responsible holding of a cat at home. The health professional will explain when to start the vaccination scheme, deworming, general checkups and routine exams, among others.
Always try to verify that you are a qualified veterinarian with your professional card, that meets the hygienic, ethical conditions, among others in the place where you provide your care.
Preparing the space at home:
Within the basic care of kittens in their first months of life is essential to adapt a space in their new home, which provides shelter, warmth, cleanliness, food and play. For this you will have a warm bed, either made by you or those that are available on the market today, which should be placed in a place away from cold air currents. Puppies are very susceptible to cold, this can generate diseases of different types.
The space where they will do their physiological needs should be located in a quiet place, free of noise and strong smells, far from their place of rest and food. According to the number of kittens in the house, the sanitary trays will be available, which should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections and other alterations.
The place where the furry will feed should be equipped with a plate for your food and one for water (minimum) that should be washed and disinfected frequently. Finally the place of recreation must accommodate the needs of each cat in particular, some seek low spots to hide, other high points, so it depends on your level of observation, to achieve an adequate environmental enrichment for your hairy.
“Cats tell me without effort everything you need to know.”
Feeding the kitten:
This point is definitely essential in the basic care of kittens, since optimal nutrition will depend on an excellent development of your little one in the first months of life. For this it is necessary to advise you very well by an animal health professional, who will evaluate the requirements, according to the age, the race, the health condition among others; seeking the contribution of different nutrients in the growth process.
The food must be balanced, currently on the market there are varieties of options that are adapted to the needs of the small and your economic needs. Remember, cats have different habits than dogs, their stomachs are small and they are usually able to regulate food during the day. A fat kitten is not a sign of good nutrition.
Establishing the affective bond:
You have the privilege of sharing your life with a cat, it is time to begin to establish that bond of love, which will unite them forever. For this, within the basic care of the kittens it is super important to highlight the game, the caresses, the words, the physical contact through the hands, with these little furry ones that have come into our lives to protect us.
A very special recommendation is to dedicate a quality time a day. According to your disposition, schedules and tastes, select the time of day that best suits and separates for your kitten at least 20 minutes. During this time you start to see your tastes when playing, talk to him and tell him how happy you are to have him, show your affection with caresses and rewards, remember a happy cat will be a calm, healthy animal that will accompany you for many years.
To finish this article of basic care of kittens, we want to invite them to be responsible human life companions, committed to the welfare and protection of animals and above all to unconditionally love these beings who come to our lives with a purpose.