If at any time you are struggling to care for your kitten or cat, I ask that you reach out to me.
The purchase price of your pet is typically the cheapest aspect of owning your pet. Accidents happen and illnesses happen. Having pet insurance can help you avoid having to make difficult decisions over health vs. cost. When you begin the policy when you first bring your kitten home, the premiums are typically very low. We encourage you to speak to your veterinarian and research the right pet insurance for you and your needs. Getting pet insurance can be one of the most responsible and loving things to do for your new kitten.
While getting a kitten is not only the right thing to do :) Making sure your kitten is well taken care of both physically and mentally is the "must thing" to do! Kittens have boundless energy and curiosity, which means they require a lot of your time and energy. If your kitten is going to be home alone for long periods of time, you will need to consider adopting more than one. Beyond just socialization, kittens need to be played with to get their exercise. Not only does this help form a bond between the two of you, but it also helps get the blood flowing for her, which is vital to her healthy development. Set aside time each day to play with her, whether it's having her chase a mouse on a string or a light around the room, to ensure she gets her adequate daily exercise. This will also ensure that your kitten is tuckered out before bed time to help reduce those 3 a.m. zoomies!
The first thing you should do is kitten-proof your home by viewing each room from kitten level. Close or block off windows, vents, and any nooks and crannies she might be tempted to explore. Move electronics and power cords, window blind cords, and any other strings out of reach. Completely remove objects that might pose a choking hazard.
Kittens sleep a lot at a young age — like between 16-20 hours a day a lot. For this reason, it is important that she has a comfortable place to take a nap and sleep at night.
Your kitten should be taken for a health check within a week of having the, home. This is a good opportunity to establish your vet and to discuss future nec. vaccine schedules, pet insurance, and their future spay/neuter.
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Whose Mission is:
To improve the lives of cats, their owners and caretakers in Madison, Culpeper and Greene Counties, Virginia. MAD Cats operates a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, the globally recognized humane approach to help control cat overpopulation in the United States and around the world. We serve domestic and community cats, their owners and caretakers, by providing low to no cost spays, neuters and vaccinations.Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.