Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcoming your new feline friend!

Firstly choose a name for you kitty. Serve fresh food and water every day in clean plastic, ceramic or stainless steel dishes.

Next to the food and water, place kitty’s litter tray. Kittens function best when they have a choice of at least two trays, which are easy to access and nearby. Attach an ID tag and bell to warn you (and the birds) when your kitten is around - or trying to get out! Also speak with your vet about microchip insertion in case your kitten gets lost.

Choose a bed for your kitten and a variety of sturdy kitten toys. Dangle them from a string tied to a stick to keep your kitten active and interested. Cats don't need to be bathed on a regular basis, but brushing or combing your cat's coat could become a happy habit!

And finally, find a reputable veterinary practice that you can trust as this relationship may last 15 to 20 years!