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BEFORE YOU BRING YOUR KITTEN HOME, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE:

  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR KITTEN:

PREMIUM DRY FOOD

PREMIUM CAN FOOD

STAINLESS STEAL DISHES

LITTER BOX

LITTER

SCOOP FOR CLEANING LITTER BOX

NAIL CLIPPER

WARM AND CUDDLY BED

SCRATCHING POST

TOYS

YOUR VETERINARIAN TELEPHONE NUMBERS

ANIMAL EMERGENCY CARE TELEPHONE NUMBERS

CARRIER

  • LIST ALL YOUR QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE REGARDING KITTEN CARE 
  • MAKE SURE THAT THE OTHER ANIMALS IN YOUR HOUSE ARE WORM FREE, FLEA FREE  AND VACCINATED
  • PREPARE A "ROOM" FOR YOUR KITTEN, WHERE HE/SHE WILL STAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS WITH FOOD, WARM BED,  LITTER BOX AND TOYS.

BRINING YOUR KITTEN HOME

  • BRING A CLEAN CARRIER WITH A TOWEL OR BLANKET INSIDE.  IF YOUR CARRIER WAS USED, PLEASE DISINFECT IT 
  • WHEN YOU FIRST BRING  YOUR KITTEN HOME, INTRODUCE HIM/HER TO PREPARED ROOM.  SHOW THE KITTEN  HIS/HER FOOD, LITTER BOX AND BED. STAY IN THIS ROOM AS MUCH TIME AS YOU CAN, SO YOUR KITTEN CAN GET USED TO YOU
  • WHEN YOUR KITTEN SEEMS COMFORTABLE IN THE ROOM, YOU CAN OPEN THE DOOR, BUT MAKE SURE THE KITTEN CAN RETURN TO HIS/HER ROOM ANYTIME AND FIND HIS/HER LITTER BOX ON IT'S PLACE
  • YOUR KITTEN MAY HAVE A DIARRHEA FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS FROM THE STRESS AND CHANGE  

 OTHER ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE

  • KEEP YOUR NEW KITTEN SEPARATE FROM OTHER ANIMALS IN HIS/HER ROOM AT FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS
  • LET THEM SNIFF EACH OTHER UNDER THE DOOR
  • WHEN YOUR KITTEN SEEMS COMFORTABLE, INTRODUCE HIM/HER TO YOUR OTHER PETS WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE.  DO NOT FORCE THEM
  • GIVE YOUR ANIMALS SOME TIME TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED

FEEDING

  • I RECOMMEND PREMIUM CAN AND DRY FOOD
  • IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE CATS DIET, DO IT VERY SLOW AND GO FOR PREMIUM FOOD ONLY
  • ONCE A DAY I GIVE MY CATS NATURAL FOOD - BOILED CHICKEN OR BONELESS OCEAN FISH, CHICKEN BROTH.  DO NOT USE SALT OR ANY SPICES WHEN YOU PREPARE FOOD FOR CATS.  IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO SERVE YOUR CAT NATURAL FOOD, IF YOU FEED YOUR CAT PREMIUM FOOD.
  • DRY FOOD SHOULD BE ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE
  • GIVE CANED  FOOD TWICE A DAY, OR ONCE A DAY IF YOU SERVE  NATURAL FOOD AS WELL
  • IT'S GOOD TO GIVE ONE QUAIL EGG PER CAT PER WEEK
  •  DO NOT ADD ANY VITAMINS OR MINERALS TO PREMIUM FOOD ( WELLNESS, NATURAL BALANCE, ROYAL CANINE, EUKANUBA, HILL'S). IT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK OF URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY FOR  MALE CATS.
  • ADD VITAMINS ONLY IF YOU FEED NATURAL FOOD ONLY OR NOT PREMIUM FOOD ( WHISKAS, FRISKIES - WHICH ARE NOT RECOMMENDED)
  • MILK IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR CAT.  YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CATS CULTURED MILK OR UNSALTED COTTAGE CHEESE.
  • FRESH WATER IS NEEDED
  • USE CHINA, CERAMIC OR STAINLESS STEEL FEEDING BOWLS. DO NOT USE PLASTIC BOWLS. THEY CAN HARBOR BACTERIA AND HOLD OILS AND CAUSE ACNE AND ALLERGIES.

LITTER BOX

  • CLEAN YOUR CATS LITTER BOX ONE OR 2 TIMES A DAY
  • CLEAN THE BOX ITSELF AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH USING DISINFECTANT
  • KEEP LITTER AT LEAST 4 INCHES DEEP

NAILS

  • PROVIDE A SCRATCHING POST FOR YOUR KITTEN
  • CLIP CATS NAILS ONCE  A WEEK OR TWO
  • IF YOU ARE NOT SURE HOW TO DO IT RIGHT OR YOU HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE, ASK FOR INSTRUCTIONS
  • DO NOT CUT TOO CLOSE TO NAIL QUICK OR BLOOD VESSEL
  • DO NOT DEWCLAW

HEALTH / VACCINATIONS

  • FIND A GOOD VETERINARIAN 
  • PET KITTENS HAVE TO BE SPAYED AND NEUTERED  AT THE AGE OF 5- 7 MONTH 
  • BURMESE CATS DO NOT REQUIRE COAT CARE
  • BURMESE ARE INDOOR ONLY CATS
  • I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOUR KITTEN BE VACCINATED FOR : CHLAMYDIA ( NOT EFFECTIVE), FeLV ( NOT NECESSARY  FOR INDOOR-CATS-ONLY), FIP ( I STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS VACCINATION, IN MANY CASES HAS MADE THE CAT MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE), RABIES (NOT NECESSARY  FOR INDOOR-CATS-ONLY UNLESS COMPELLED BY LAW IN YOUR STATE)
  • DO ANNUAL BOOSTERS AT  THE AGE OF ONE YEAR.  AFTER THAT A 3-YEAR INTERVAL MAY BE JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS 1-YEAR INTERVAL
  • KEEP YOUR CAT FREE OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL PARASITES, SYMPTOMS OF  WHICH ARE LEAN BODY AND SKIN CONDITIONS SUCH AS ITCHY SKIN OR DERMATITS.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOVE ARE BASED ON MY OWN OPINION AND EXPERIENCE.

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