Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kitten Care

Caring for your kitten is essential as to ensure a strong and healthy adult life. Firstly, be sure to de-worm your kitten at approximately 4 weeks of age. Secondly, make sure that your kitten is inoculated as soon as your kitten is between 8 and 12 weeks old. Make sure to consult your vet as to what it is your kitten is being inoculated for. If it is your intention to have your kitten neutered or spayed, do consult your vet as to what the suitable age is. Kittens require a high-calorie diet packed with protein. Orphaned kittens may be fed a cat milk replacement formula every two to four hours, if they are too young to eat solid foods. Kittens shouldn’t be fed cow's milk because it doesn’t provide all of the necessary nutrients required by kittens. If your kitten is suffering from diarrhoea, it may be as a result of sugar or lactose intolerance. If your kitten does develop diarrhoea, it is best to seek advice from your vet.