Your pet is a part of your family. When it comes to caring for your pet, you do everything you can for their well-being, and you want to know that they are in good hands when you cannot be with them. Whether you are traveling and need a place for your pet to stay, or would like to keep your dog active while you are at work, or perhaps you would like dog obedience training or behavioral counseling for your dog, you can count on Blue Ribbon Pet Care Services to be there for your pet!
CARING FOR KITTENS
If you are thinking about bringing a kitten into your home, make sure you know exactly what your kitten will need…litter box, carrier, kitten food, collar, tags, etc. It’s like taking care of a baby so you will want to have everything you need to help nurture your new pet.
When choosing the right food for your kitten, it’s important that you know that kittens require up to 3 times the calories as adult cats. Make sure you buy food especially for kittens and read the label for information on how much to feed. You should also talk to your Vet about the best kind (dry or wet) of food for your kitten.
Kittens need a lot of water. It’s a good idea to have more than one water bowl in your home.
When it comes to litter boxes, be sure to put it in a quiet area of your house. It’s instinctive for cats and kittens to go potty in sand or soil, so training your kitten to use the litter box should be easy.
Kittens require a lot of sleep. They may sleep more than 16 hours in one day. Make sure your kitten has a safe and private place to doze off.
Kittens need to play, and incorporating play time into each day is important. It teaches her how to be a good pet. Gentle play is best, as it helps with coordination and will keep her fit. Having scratching posts and sisal-covered poles will help deter your kitten from scratching on your curtains or your couch.
If you are thinking about declawing your kitten, talk to your Vet. It requires surgical removal of its claws and must be done before 6 months of age. Declawed cats should also be kept indoors because without their claws, they cannot defend themselves very well.
At Blue Ribbon Pet Care of Cincinnati, we care for cats of all ages. Many owners leave their cats at home when they travel and our trusted pet sitters stop by every day to feed the kittens, clean the litter boxes, refill water and play!
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