Thursday, January 13, 2011

Taking care of kittens ia a big and a tough responsibilty

It is safe to say that a lot of people love dogs, but some others are just not the dog-lover type. They may prefer that pet turtles, birds, hamsters or even wild animals, while others just love cats or kittens. Personal likes and dislikes are different, but there is one thing is certain: pets give us more than just friendship.
Kittens have wild instincts. But they make wonderful pets. They are versatile, affectionate, intelligent, social and independent. Taking care of kittens may sound simple, but it requires a great responsibility. This responsibility leads to different themes to enhance the care for kittens.
Cat-proofing your home
Kittens are playful animals. So, cat-proofing is essential. Make sure your home safe for your kitten. Keep the doors of your dryer, cabinets and create a closed layer. Kittens love to sleep in a dark, warm places. They also love to nibble, run and just play with something. Keep them away from breakable valuables and not leave things on the floor that could be dangerous to your kitten.
Milk, food and drinks kitty
Kittens tend to have small stomachs. They must eat every few hours and they must be clean, fresh water available to keep hydrated. A diet rich in protein, calcium, taurine, and other nutrients are good for cats. They can be fed dry food, canned, or both, but not give them dog food, because it is rich in taurine, which is good for their eye development and helps prevent heart disease. Cow's milk can be good for us, but for the kittens, it's a no-no.
Quality time with Kitty
The first few weeks of the life of a kitten should be treated as a very precious moment in your relationship. Hugging, petting and playing with them is crucial. Let your kitten to play with your finger it will only give her the idea of finger biting, scratching, and the like. Playing with the kitten gently and enjoy its soft bark!
Veterinary care
The first visit is important and critical, because the vet will be a hands-on physical examination at the kitten. Fecal float determines worm attacks. Kitten vaccination is important from the first few weeks. At about 9 weeks, the 3-way vaccine. This is the modern way to a 3-in-1 shots against feline calicivirus, herpesvirus sick cats and dogs. Help Shots will be given at 12-14 weeks old. Rabies vaccine is given when the cats are in danger or in some areas required by law.
Care for kittens can be tough, but the rewards are priceless. Camaraderie, constant love, acceptance, and reduces stress!

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