June 13, 2023

So You Just Got A New Kitten? What You Need To Know

It's hard to beat the preciousness of a kitten. These small bundles of fur have the cutest meows, and they are so curious and playful that their antics are just plain hilarious. Countryside Veterinary Services offers dog and cat care in the Covington area. Below, we'll go over a few things you should know once you get a new kitten.

Ensure a Safe Environment

If kittens are anything, they are most definitely curious. You should expect your new kitty to explore every nook and cranny of your home, so you want to make sure that anything harmful or dangerous to your new family member is locked away safely. Sharp objects, cleaning detergents, and some plants are just a few items to look for and put away before the kitty comes home.

Cat Litter Training is Key

Hopefully, your new kitten has been trained somewhat to use a kitty litter box before you bring them home. You want to introduce your kitten to the cat litter box as soon as possible. Bring your kitten often to the litter box, but you should expect some accidents at first.

Toys, Play & Love

Kittens love to play, so you'll want to have plenty of interesting toys around. Balls, string, toys with catnip, fake mice, and a scratching post are must-haves for your new kitten. Be prepared to play with them, too. This is not only a great bonding activity for you and your kitten, but you'll laugh often, which is a stress reliever. Last, but not least, is to give your new kitten all the love you have in your heart, and they will love you back forever.

Kitten Wellness Exams

Kittens have a series of vaccination shots they must have in order to be safe and protected from the world. You should invest in finding a top-rated cat vet near you, and take your kitten there for their wellness exams and more. Your cat veterinarian can answer all of your health questions regarding your new kitten and can offer useful advice, such as on kitten food.

Countryside Veterinary Services offers kitten packages to make your kitten wellness exams affordable and easy. We offer standard, complete, and custom packages to meet your kitten's needs. These include their shots, physical exam, deworming, and more. Call our vet clinic in Covington to get started, schedule today or request an appoinment online!