Kitten Care

Bringing home a new kitten is exciting! Before you take the plunge, here are a few things you will need to get prepared for that new fur baby.

  • High-quality kitten food (ask your veterinarian for a recommendation)
  • Ceramic, metal or glass food and water bowls (some cats can react to plastic)
  • Cat toys that don’t have small parts or string that can come off and be swallowed
  • Cat brush (slicker brushes work well to keep kittens from matting; brushing daily is ideal)
  • Cat toothpaste and toothbrush (kittens lose their baby teeth around 4 months of age – you can begin brushing then)
  • Scratching post
  • Litterbox (ideally, at least 1 more litterbox than the number of cats you have; some don’t like to share)
  • Low-dust, non-scented clumping litter is favored by most cats
  • Cat carrier
  • Cat bed