Kitten Care Tips

Are you adopting a kitten? That’s wonderful! Your new feline buddy is bound to keep you smiling with her adorable antics and cute face. In fact, little Fluffy will probably have you wrapped around her paws in no time! However, while having a kitten is definitely lots of fun, it also requires some careful pet parenting. Here, a Newmarket, ON vet offers some kitten care tips.


Cats have an amazing capacity for getting into mischief. Little Fluffy will want to explore every inch of her new domain, and figure out just what she can and can’t eat or play with. This can be very dangerous! Kittyproof your home by removing or securing anything potentially dangerous. Some of the things you’ll want to address include toxic plants; plastic bags, wrappers, and ties; wires and cords; medicines; chemicals; craft kit pieces; and anything small or sharp. Also, make sure your vents, doors, windows, and screens close securely, and keep large appliances closed when not in use.


Now is the time to teach your adorable pet good manners. Get little Fluffy a scratching post, and encourage her to use it by offering her toys and treats near it. If you don’t want your furball getting on the counter, nip that habit in the bud by squirting her with water or clapping your hands when she tries.


Daily play sessions are a great way for you to entertain and bond with your furry pal! Use a toy that you can control, like a wand toy or laser pointer. If your furball tries to pounce on your hands or feet, tell her ‘No’ or ‘Don’t bite’ and then ignore her for a while. You definitely don’t want little Fluffy to grow up thinking of you as a giant cat toy!

Veterinary Care

Little Fluffy will need to come in a few times during that crucial first year. We recommend that all kitties be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept current on parasite control and vaccinations. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Purr Activation

Baby cats are very small and fragile, and often love to snuggle. Pay lots of attention to little Fluffy: hold her, pet her, play with her, and let her cuddle up with you. Kitten purrs are truly special!

Do you have questions about your kitten’s health or care? Contact us, your Newmarket, ON animal clinic, today!

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