If you are an inexperienced cat owner
A new kitten and his new home
The first 10 days are considered to be quarantine and these days are very important. Taking away from mother, transportation, a new home – all these create a lot of stress, which may weaken the immune system, and the kitten may have signs of the disease, which was not there before. We live in an infected world and we develop protection against the majority of micro-organisms living in our mouth and our skin. But if this protection is weakening under the influence of stress, it may be a disease, which was not while the kitten lived with his mother and drank mother’s milk, which is not only nourishes but also protects. It is always a good practice for the breeder to support kittens immunity by cycloferon, immunoassays, or some other immunoprotector. Perhaps the kitten will have runny nose and tears. hen you need to give him some eye drops. However, it is better to show your kitten to the vet, who knows this breed of cats. Typically, club provides such information.
It is desirable that the baby food in your home for some time did not differ from the usual food for the kitten from a breeder. Then you will be able to diversify it. Dry foof and water should always be available for a kitten. Natural food can be easily spoiled and rancid and should be cleaned as soon as the cat is full. But then the kitten must be fed at least 3-4 times a day. The favorite treats of well-fed cats are not necessarily meat. It can be a piece of cucumber, tomato, persimmon, melon. Cat shows herself what he likes. We do not give the fish to the cats because of fear of urolithiasis.
Vitamins should only be given if its cats’ and with caution. Vitamins D and A can lead to severe hypervitaminosis. These should be excluded from food additives. The adult cats cannot digest cow’s milk and it leads to diarrhea (a good remedy for constipation, but do not overdo it!).
It is better practice to provide for kitten his own house, at the beginning it can be with an electric heater. Do not take the kitten to your bed first day. As if he falls into early childhood and began to piss, as he did when his mother was close by. however, the mother immediately felt a trickle and licked it before it gets on the mat. And now mom is not around, and you’ll be swimming in these puddles together with the kitten. The kid must be given a week to get used to the warm lodge and litter. It is better if at night the kitten will be in his own little house, tent, mat, with his litter nearby. If you played enough with a kitten before bed, then he will cry a little bit, then he will get used to his place,will learn to be independently, and will remember where and what put into the toilet. And only then it will be possible to avoid puddles in your bedroom.
If from the first day the kitten will start to behave wrong, it will be very difficult to make him change. So give him the right scratching post, and protect valuable furniture with tape. Encourage proper use of scratching posts by the kitten. Change toys, balls, mice, so the kitten did not bother. Old toys will be interesting again after a couple of days.
No matter how sweet and touching a kitten is, he needs education. From the first day you must not allow him that things which in future you are going to deny. The cat needs to know the word “no”. Immediately determine what is forbidden. Physical punishment is unacceptable, cats do not understand it and they will not forgive it. It is better just to say the word “no” or stop him with a loud clap (only at the time of the crime). You can spray the cat with water or throw the paper ball into the kitten. Do not let the kitten use teeth and claws during the game. You can also distract his attention with the toy or, telling him in a stern voice “no”, leave him alone. In extreme cases, you can trim the claws, but only their transparent part.
there are a lot of dangerous things in your apartment for a small, defenseless and too curious kitten: – thread, pins, buttons, small plastic cork and other small objects that he can swallow; – Chemicals (detergents and other, especially chlorine); – Poisonous houseplants – spurge, oleander, philodendron, geraniums, violets, cactus and other (animals can chew and poison); – Domestic waste in the trash, especially the bones of fish and poultry; – kitchen stove (curious kitten can poke the muzzle in a burner or topple over boiling water); – Wire (kitten can chew them and get an electric shock), so it is better to glue them to the floor with tape or hide under the rug; – Washing machine and microwave oven (cats are often stacked in her sleep); – Open windows and balconies – all windows should have mosquito net,that the baby has not dropped. Balconies and loggias must be glazed, or breeder may refuse to sell you a kitten. When you leave the balcony opened in the winter, the cat can slip out there, and if you did not notice it and locked him out there, he can freeze; – Drafts (cat easily catches cold in the draft, air conditioning is particularly dangerous).
A cat should not get the wrong food (sausage, mushrooms, hot cakes, spicy food and so on). As for food you have to remember if it is dangerous for children, it is dangerous for kittens as well. Enterening the room, open the door slowly, because the kitten can sit right under it. Expanding sofa-bed, make sure that there is no a kitten under it. If you make repairs, move or rearrange the furniture, it is best to lock the cat in a carrying cage in the bathroom or in another room, hanging on the door a note: “Caution! This is a cat!” It is better to hold a cat for some time locked up than to lose your cat. Cats are generally very independent creatures, and the British are also very intelligent and intuitive. Respect and love your pet, in response, he will grant you affection, attention and love, relieve your stress and ease your pain. Good luck!
In most cases vaccinations against infectious diseases for pedigreed cats is the only way to prevent infectious diseases. Kittens are protected from disease by antibodies from mother’s milk until 6 weeks old, but at age 7 – 10 weeks they are in need of prophylactic vaccination.After 3 – 4 weeks after the first it is required to repeat the vaccination. Within 7 – 10 days after vaccination cat must stay at home. In addition, the owner should avoid kitten’s contact with other pets. It is desirable to protect the newly vaccinated kitten even from a balcony.
Pet’s ears should be inspected regularly, both inside and outside. Heavy contamination, blood or purulence show that the cat’s ears are infected. The animal’s behavior change is also a symptom of the disease is the ears. Feeling the pain, the cat begins to shake his head and scratch his ears. Typically, you can detect some skin irritation around ears. It is recommended to clean the ears as often as possible. Cotton swabs or sticks are perfect for this procedure, soaked in oil or vaseline. You should be very careful when brushing your pet’s ears. You can not stick deeply into the ear, because you can damage the eardrum. If it seems to you that the animal can not hear, it is necessary to check his ears for the presence of a foreign body and parasites. The appearance of grainy precipitates and strikes a gray-brown or black colour indicates that pet has ear mites. To clarify the diagnosis the owner should show the cat to the vet.