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Kitten Advice

There's lots to think about when getting a new kitten. Here's a few tips to keep yours happy and healthy:

Your kitten's first day at home

Bringing your new kitten home is an exciting time for you but it can sometimes be a bit scary for your kitten. You can make your kitten's move to their new home easy by letting them explore in their own time and at their own pace.

Vaccinating your kitten

There are lots of nasty diseases out there that kittens can catch. Vaccinations are the best way to protect your kitten from some of the worst ones!

Playing with your kitten

Playing with your kitten is great fun for you and them, but it also helps your kitten to get rid of excess energy and develop into a happy, healthy cat. There are many different toys to choose from, so introduce your kitten to something they can catch or chase!

Worming your kitten

Your kitten should have already been wormed by the breeder but this isn't a guarantee. A heavy worm infestation can make your kitten very poorly with sickness, diarrhoea and weight loss. It can also weaken its immune system.

The Companion Care vets and nurses recommend that kittens are wormed at 2, 5 and 8 weeks old and then every month until they are 6 months old.

Litter training your kitten

By the time you get your kitten home they are likely to have learnt to use a litter tray from their mother, but make sure you have a designated spot to keep the litter and show your new kitten where it is!

Preventing fleas on your kitten

Fleas can cause skin irritation and disease in both cats and people. A flea infestation is one of the most common health problems occurring in cats and dogs in the UK. At Companion Care, our vets can prescribe effective spot-on treatments that, used regularly, will prevent flea infestation.