WITH YOUR NEW KITTEN
have been given a vaccination certificate for your kitten.
Be sure to keep your petís vaccinations up to date, according to
your own vetís instructions.
round, hook and tapeworm. Repeat
every three months. (I use Drontal or Ambex wormer with easy applicator,
available from all pet shops.) A
product called REVOLUTION is available from your vetís which worms and
protects from fleas and is very easily applied.
by confining kitten to the room where the litter tray and food bowls are,
then gradually introduce him to the rest of the house once he is familiar
with their location.
weekly with a soft bristle brush. Keep
coat free of fleas by dusting with flea powder occasionally or placing on
veterinary-recommended flea prevention such as ADVANTAGE, FRONTLINE or
REVOLUTION. (Be very careful
not to over-dose while still a kitten.)
possible, keep your kitten/cat indoors - cats have no
whatsoever and sadly many are lost each year on roads.
If kept indoors and away from other cats, he will also never contract
be cleaned twice weekly, if you can get him used to this.
Cleaning kits are available from vets and pet shops.
Should tartar build up, it may be removed gently with the blunt end
of a nailfile. He will not like
his teeth cleaned, but persist and he will learn to accept it.
Bad teeth can cause kidney damage and reduced immunity in cats,
besides causing them much pain.
a firm "NO". If he
persists, a light tap on the nose or spray bottle of cold water (not
directly into the face) may be a useful deterrent.
give cow's milk or cream (use low-lactose pet milk only, e.g. Whiskas Milk
Plus). Cow's milk can cause diarrhoea in cats. Provide
FRESH WATER always. 3
smaller meals daily while a baby and then cut down to two larger meals a day
probably around 6 months old.
suggest one of the following:-
Dine or Snappy Tom canned varieties
Tuna mixed equally with cooked rice
PRO PLAN, EUKANUBA or HILLS PRESCRIPTION DIET dried food - always with
plenty of fresh water nearby.
Coles do a good make called T.O.P. or O.N.E.
Good-quality dry food is dearer but better for cats than
Whiskettes and other cheaper biscuits as it is made from animal protein
rather than corn or vegetable protein.
One of the following:-
beef or lamb (donít feed pork or Ďroo), raw or cooked with pasta and
vegies (but not onions as these are bad for cats).
oxcheek, available from pet food stores
Try not to get your kitten into the habit of eating tidbits from
your own meal!
my kittens are vet-checked and sold free from congenital abnormalities and
infectious diseases as far as it is possible to ascertain.
If you have any doubts about your kittenís health, please contact
me before taking your kitten to a vet as I have facilities for cheaper
medical help and supplies and may save you a lot of money in vet costs.
your new kitten to be freely handled, particularly while still under 6
months of age, may result in him contracting an illness from someone
elseís pet. Viruses may also
be transmitted by your handling of other people's cats outside your home. Always wash and disinfect your hands if this cannot be
you have any problems with your kitten, please do not hesitate to call me.