Raising a kitten without a mother can be a tough job. Young cats like a 3 or 4-month-old kitten require special attention all the time. From providing the right nutrition to grooming them, there are so many things you need to take care of.
If you are raising a kitten for the first time, it’s obvious that you are short on experience. To help you out, we have provided some useful tips in this guide.
How to raise a kitten?
Here are some important things you should do to raise your kitten healthy and strong.
- Provide proper nutrition
Just like human babies even growing kittens need proper nutrition for their overall development. If your kitten is less than 4 months old, you should provide him cat food that is specially made for small kittens. You should feed formulated kitten food until the age of 1.
- Potty train your kitten
The earlier you start, the better you can train them. You must have seen your kitten sniffing around here and there. You can help him by getting a litter box. Keep the litter box in front of them, especially after meals. Show them to use the litter box and also give them treats when they do it right. Once they get used to using the litter box, you no longer have to worry about anything.
- Socialise your tiny friend
For every kitten socialising is very important. This is a part of their behaviour development. Introduce them to new cats, people, and even other animals. Let them enjoy new experiences around them, but of course, under your supervision. If you don’t let your kitten socialise, they may grow up into a jealous and aggressive cat.
- Pay regular visits to the vet
You need to make sure that your kitten is healthy and is disease-free. You should take it to the vet regularly for the first few months until the age of 1. Also, you should start with their preventive care.
Raising a kitten is a wonderful experience. At the same time, it’s too much work. But with these tips, you can be the perfect cat mom/dad.