Kitten Care 101

Kitten Care 101

Are you adopting a kitten? Congratulations! We probably don’t have to tell you that you are in for some super cute moments with your new pet. Although little Fluffy may think she is invincible, kittens are both frisky and fragile, which can be a dangerous combination. You’ll want to take some precautions to keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe. Read on for some great kitten care tips from a Park County, CO vet.


Get your furry pal started out on the right paw in life by providing her with great nutrition. Ask your vet for advice on little Fluffy’s diet, including portion sizes and suitable snacks.


Little Fluffy will be very interested in practicing her pouncing and jumping skills. Offer your baby furball lots of fun toys to play with. (Note: kittens can get entangled in string toys, so put these up when they’re not in use.)


Don’t be surprised if your frisky feline seems to think of you as a giant cat toy, and attacks you playfully. Nip this bad behavior in the bud! When your kitten bites or scratches, tell her ‘No’ firmly, and then ignore her for a while. Little Fluffy will get the hint sooner or later.


Your tiny furball will want to explore every nook and cranny of her new home, and see how much mischief she can get into. You’ll need to do some kittenproofing. Remove, protect, or secure toxic plants; plastic bags and wrappers; medicines; chemicals; wires and cords; and anything small or sharp. We also recommend keeping major appliances, such as washers and dryers, shut when not in use. Keep a close eye on your cat: kittens sometimes get into the spaces in recliners, or snuggle up under blankets, where someone could accidentally sit on them. Ask your vet for more kittenproofing tips.

Veterinary Care

A few trips to the vet are definitely in order. We recommend that cats be microchipped and spayed or neutered before they reach maturity. Keeping up with your kitten’s parasite control products is also crucial. Ask your vet for more information.


Little Fluffy’s toddler phase will pass quickly, so enjoy it while it lasts. Take time to pet and play with her daily, and let her snuggle up with you.

Do you have questions or concerns about kitten care? Contact us, your Park County, CO animal clinic, today!

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