Hubby brought home a kitten for our son and he is at school all day. Not that I mind, but that means its up to me to care for it. He has had lots of cats, in fact his Mom is like the crazy cat lady form off the Simpons, just without the crazy part. Lol. Anyway, any tips on how to care for a kitten would be great. Hubby already bought all the supplies. How do I make sure she pees and poops in her potty box and not on the floor? What do I do if she has an "accident?"
Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Pets
Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:35 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
She is most likely already box trained. Just show her where the litter box is and she should be fine. Cats really don't need a whole lot of maintenance, just love on them and they will be fine.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:26 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:27 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:30 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Cats naturally go in their box and they entertain themselves. The kitten may be lonely at first. I foster kittens for rescue organizations. If the kitten seems lonely you can put it in a fanny pack or baby sling and carry it around the house with you if it likes that. All the kittens I've had have liked it. You can get the kitten used to the plastic carrier by putting it in for short times and leaving the carrier out where it can get in on it's own. Make the carrier a safe zone where no one messes with it. Then the cat will always like the carrier and consider it a safe place when you have to take it places. Take the cat for car rides so it gets used to the car on non vet trips. Cats love cat towers. They are pricey. You can try to make one yourself. Enjoy your new kitty!
Answer by Gailll at 10:34 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
The pine litter is great! We have the litter box next to the toilet and as soon as the cat poops we flush the poop. We have had as many as 5 cats and no stinky litter. Feeding dry food is best if you don't want runny stools. Some vets think wet food is best. They keep changing their minds. I would go with a high quality dry food.
Answer by Gailll at 10:37 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:40 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Jun. 12, 2010