Are you plann ing to bring a kitten into your life soon? This is a pretty momentous occasion, in our book. There are few things that bring as much joy into our lives as baby cats. There are also few things as mischievous as baby cats! Read on as a local Washington DC vet lists some things you find out when you bring little Fluffy home.
Cats are predators by nature. Your fuzzy buddy is going to be very interested in sorting out how all of her claws and teeth are supposed to work. She’ll also want to practice on, well, everything. Make sure that your home is safe for little Fluffy! Address potential dangers, such as toxic plants, ropes and cords, plastic bags and ties, and anything that could be toxic, like chemicals and medicine. Also, keep anything small or sharp out of reach.
Fluffy’s adorable toddler stage won’t last long. Be sure to get lots of photos of this super cute phase of your feline pal’s life. Your kitty will be all grown up before you know it!
It’s important for you to teach your furball good manners. Before Fluffy figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a cat, she may very well try using you as a toy. Ouch! (Tip: to break this habit, blow in her face or just sternly tell her not to scratch.)
It’s actually quite impressive how much trouble little Fluffy can get herself into, sometimes in just a few minutes. You may find yourself constantly plucking your feline buddy off of counters, drapes, and shower curtains. Keep a close eye on your frisky feline!
There’s something about baby cats that just makes us melt. Whether it’s their furry faces, squeaky little meows, clumsy attempts at athletics, or all of these, kittens have a way of wrapping us around their paws. You may find that you don’t want to get up when she’s sleeping on your lap, or that you can’t resist picking her up when she wants to cuddle. In fact, the moment you look into those bright eyes, you’re probably going to be a goner!
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