Knowledge Centre Topic: kitten


Microchipping Your Cat

Why microchip? The prospect of your kitten getting lost – and maybe losing visible identification – is painful to fathom. Cat theft is on the increase today as well, so security and pet locating is becoming an issue for all cat owners. Should your cat be involved in an accident, microchipping can mean your cat…
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Kittens – The First 4 Weeks

A time of high dependence... As soon as the umbilical cord has been cut, the kitten, cleaned up by its mother, then crawls to one of her teats, guided by the warmth and smell. The kittens’ first feeds do not give milk at first, but colostrum. This liquid whose aspect and composition differ from that…
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Injections and Vaccinations for Cats

Your kitten’s initial vaccinations Kitten vaccinations take place in two stages. The first vaccinations take place at the age of 9 weeks. If you wish to take your kitten abroad, ask your vet about rabies vaccination. Boosters in adulthood When your kitten is fifteen months old, your vet should carry out a second booster against flu, enteritis,…
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Kitten Insurance

Find the right cover for your cat Every owner wants to do the best for their cat, and vets try their hardest to keep costs reasonable, but there is no denying that accidents or long-term illnesses can cause the veterinary bills to mount up. Insurance offers peace of mind that you will be able to…
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Neutering Your Cat

A decision you need to make Neutering is one of the most responsible decisions any pet owner can make, and is usually done at around the age of 6 months in the UK. Neutering not only protects against unwanted pregnancies (and with so many pets in rescue, that’s essential) but it also offers protection against…
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Oral Health for Kittens

Milk teeth Good oral health starts off when your kitten is young! When she comes home, she will still have her milk teeth, which she will enjoy using to nibble at anything she can find. These baby teeth are quite fragile, so her kibble needs to be softer and easier to break open than an…
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Kitten Behaviour and Training

How kittens learn Kittens learn first through imitation of the mother cat and then through trial and error. If the outcome is positive, then this is likely to influence their future behaviour. The ideal environment for your kitten is one where she can socialise easily and familiarise herself with people. In order to socialise your kitten…
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Kitten Nutrition and Diet

Little and often Find out what your kitten is eating before she comes home, and keep her on that for a week or so before you change it. The most important thing to remember in feeding kittens is that their digestive systems are still immature – so they can be prone to upset tummies. The…
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Bringing Your New Kitten Home

A safe journey Choose the date you pick up your new cat carefully. The ideal time is a quiet weekend when there are not too many people around. For the journey, a cat box is essential – travelling with your kitten loose in the car can be dangerous. Choose a cat box that will accommodate…
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Kittens – From Pre-Weaning to Weaning

As growth and development continues the kittens requirements will change After the colostrum received during the first hours of his life, the kitten suckles maternal milk. In the event of a large litter, or the queens ability to provide milk is insufficient or in the case of orphaned kittens, you may be directed to use…
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Kittens – From Birth to Weaning

A period of amazing development During this short period a few weeks long, which goes from birth through weaning, the frail kitten weighing about one hundred grams, completely dependent upon its mother, is going to acquire most of his/her adult skills as well as determine certain dietary preferences. Giving birth After covering, the female cat’s…
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How to Choose Your Kitten

A kitten will cheer up the home... but will grow up! Once the decision has been made to choose a companion, this becomes a commitment for several years – and perhaps even decades! Choosing a kitten is therefore a matter for the brain as much as for the heart. Once you have decided that an…
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