Opening the doors of your home to a puppy cat and taking care of it is a unique yet challenging experience.
In fact, the first months of life are decisive for his entire future life, so the kitten needs special attention and care.
If you are dealing with a kitten for the first time, you may not know how to educate her, how much she needs to eat and what vaccinations need to be given.
In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to raise your kitten in the right way, whether they live at home or in the garden.
A Few Premises On How To Raise A Puppy Cat
Following and fostering the growth of a puppy cat is not a task to be underestimated, because you have to pay attention to every single aspect of the animal’s development: nutrition, health and socialization.
Feeding Your Puppy Cat
From the moment they are born until two months of life, i.e. at weaning, the kittens feed only on their mother’s milk, a natural source of colostrum.
It is a substance rich in immune factors that help the body to defend itself against viruses and bacteria. For this reason, puppies should never be separated from their mother before two months.
If your kitten is an orphan, you should contact your vet as soon as possible, who will tell you which milk to use during this time.
Once the lactation period has elapsed, kittens will be able to gradually start eating solid foods that will enrich their diet.
Weaning can be done with portions of pâté or canned food specifically for puppies.
The next step is to get your puppies used to dry kibble: to do this, just moisten the kibble with water at first.
Socialising Your Kitten
The correct age at which a cat’s pup, whether a breed or not, is ready to be adopted is three months of age.
In fact, when it reaches this age, the puppy will have learnt, observing its mother, the basic behaviors: for example, it will have learnt how to clean itself and where to do its needs.
In addition, during this time, the puppy will have completed a key process such as socialization, which will nip in the bud the development of aggressive behavior or a sense of unconditional fear.
The relationship with your puppy’s owner will be crucial, and he will need to be stimulated to connect with the outside world and everything he doesn’t know.
Your Puppy’s Health
When it comes to your kitten’s health, you need to be particularly careful of pests, particularly if your kitten has access to the outside or lives with other animals.
To prevent the appearance of external parasites, you can use a collar or ampoules, while tablets are recommended as prevention and treatment (anthelmintics) to eliminate internal parasites.
The antiparasitic treatment can be started when the puppy cat is more than one and a half months old.
In any case, the advice is to seek advice from your vet, who will be able to tell you the product and the right dose to use.