Complete Basic Kittens Care
How to Do Basic Kittens Care.
If you have a cat who delivers her kittens at home, you need to take care of both of them from other animals, or else they can get diseases easily. The kittens only need to consume milk from their mother’s nipples. These little creatures need a lot of kittens care. You still need to pay attention to the mother also by feeding her so she can keep producing milk well.
Kittens are fragile and playful creatures. They are mischievous and curious about anything. Here are some basic kittens care that you should know in raising them well. These tips will be very useful if the mother of the kittens can’t take care of her kittens anymore, such as you adopt the kittens without their mother or if the mother has died.
In kittens care, the most important thing is how you can feed them. You will need a special baby bottle with a tiny nipple on it. Feed them with a special kitten’s formula every two hours in the first week and after those three to four hours. You can find this kind of formula in the veterinarian clinics or pet shops. Pay attention and follow the instructions of proper consuming in each container of the formula.
You can massage gently their genital area and tummies to help them go potty before and after the feeding time. You can use a cotton pad or ball and tissues which wet by warm water. Usually, this is done by their mother by licking them to stimulate their organs, which you may think it’s just to bathe them. At first, they may do improper urinating in some improper places, but you can use urine remover for eliminating the pet odor and stain.
You need to keep them warm because kittens can’t produce their body heat yet until 3 to 4 weeks old. That’s why kittens always gathered close to each other. If you sincere in kittens care, you can help them by putting them to a plastic tote or sturdy box and line it with a soft warm towel or blanket. You can add some warm bottles also around, but not too hot, and maintain its temperature about 80 degrees. The better idea is using a heating pad or bed.
Kittens meow a lot, and it sounds like they’re crying. Some distress or hunger may cause their crying. You need to check whether they are hungry, cold, or want to go potty or not. If they’re quiet, you need also to know that maybe there’s something wrong with them. Then if you can’t figure out by yourself, you need to consult it with your trusted veterinarian immediately.
The next basic thing in kittens care is keeping them clean and dry. This is very important for their good health. Regularly change all equipment they use such as blanket and pad. Wipe their faces and around their eyes every day by using a warm soft rag or cloth, because kittens easily get dirt around their eyes. This is essential to be done since their mom is not there to lick them. Check also your kittens’ gums regularly to make sure that mouth diseases are not an issue. Kittens’ gums should be pink, not red and their hair or coat should be well-groomed and maintained. Be aware of the fleas and flaky scalp as well, since they can cause serious harm to the kittens.
Don’t forget also to get them vaccinated and de-wormed in the veterinarian clinics. This is important to avoid getting the upcoming risks of diseases. After that, you are more comfortable taking care of them. You can also consider some pet insurance for your kittens.
Kittens will grow up to be very good lovely pets. In short, make sure your kittens are properly fed, handled, and hygiene maintained. Care for your cat and health of the cat or kitten. By applying basic kittens care, wish you and your kittens the best of health and luck in future years together.
Tips and Guide about Food for Kitten
Food for Kitten.
After being born, we should give kittens their natural foods (mother cat’s breast milk) within 10-20 minutes. Do not forget also to feed the mother cat and give drinking when she is nursing her kittens.
In a day, kittens need to eat more than puppies: it can be five times a day for over five months old kittens, four times a day for over nine months old kittens, and then two or three times a day for adult cats. Food for a kitten should be more varied than for the puppy.
Food for a kitten should adjust according to the kitten’s age. For less than a one-month-old kitten, we should not feed the kitty with solid food. It’s only able to consume milk only. If the kitten’s age is between one to two months old, you can feed him/her, but at first, it’s better than the food is soft and contains water (you can buy in supermarkets).
You need to give the kitten milk that doesn’t contain LACTOSE. Sometimes people’s mistake in taking care of a kitten with has no mother is giving the kitten the cow’s milk which is usually consumed us (which contain Lactose). Kitten’s body has no enzyme to digest lactose so it can cause diarrhea and the kitten can even die.
We can purchase special milk for kittens at the pet shop, but the price is expensive. One solution is to give your kitten milk is giving soybean milk (which does not contain lactose). You can buy soybean milk online or in supermarkets. The price is affordable.
Use a dropper to give the milk, but still, you should be careful to not choke the kitten. Always give your kitten milk while it’s warm or you can heat it first.
We can wean your kitten since the age of eight weeks. At this age, the mother cat will not always be with the kitten, so that you can give solid food. After two months old, kittens can eat solid and dry food because they usually have had perfect teeth.
Put the food for a kitten in a kitten food bowl so it won’t be easy to spill. When you change their food, Kittens usually have diarrhea. So if you want to change the food menu for the kittens, do it gradually.
For the nursing mother cat, you should or may give de-worming every month. For the kittens, give them de-wormers every two weeks, starting at the age of two weeks to three months old.