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  1. How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older Cat

    How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older Cat

    How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older CatBringing home a new cat? There’s always some stress involved with bringing home a new feline, even more so if you already have one or more cats living in your home. Making the introductions slowly and methodically is critical. But what happens when the...
  2. How To Train Kittens To Use The Litter Box

    How To Train Kittens To Use The Litter Box

    How to train kittens to use the litter boxDo you have kittens that need to learn to use the litter box? Did you adopt a kitten who occasionally has litterbox accidents? Did you find a stray kitten and now need to introduce him to the concept of using a litter box? If the answer to any of the...
  3. Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical Tips

    Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical Tips

    Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical TipsOver the years our members have contributed many wonderful tips about kitten proofing a home. We've curated them here as a special guide to help you for your new tiny feline. Don't forget the last tip - it may be the most important one! There is a lot...
  4. 9 Tips That Will Help Your Kitten Adapt To A New Apartment

    9 Tips That Will Help Your Kitten Adapt To A New Apartment

    Need to move a kitten to a new apartment? You need to make sure that the move to the new place is as pleasant as possible. Cats are territorial animals that really hate unknown environments – and that applies to kittens as well. Their space is important to them, and they don’t like to be moved...
  5. How Old Do Kittens Have To Be To Leave Their Mother?

    How Old Do Kittens Have To Be To Leave Their Mother?

    If you're caring for a mother cat and her kindle of kittens you should start looking for good homes for them as soon as possible. Once you have good homes waiting, comes the question: When can the kittens leave their mom? Is it ok for you to give the kittens away once they start eating solid...
  6. A Kitten Or An Older Cat - Which Should You Adopt?

    A Kitten Or An Older Cat - Which Should You Adopt?

    So you've decided to adopt a cat. Congratulations! Animal shelters and rescue groups have candidates waiting in line for you, all of them in need of a loving home.When visiting the shelter, or even when browsing through lists of cats for adoption, you may be wondering, "Should I adopt one of...
  7. Weaning: How To Get Your Kittens To Eat On Their Own

    Weaning: How To Get Your Kittens To Eat On Their Own

    Watching a litter of tiny kittens suckling voraciously, you may be wondering how they will ever switch over to eating on their own? The transition from nursing to independent eating is called weaning. It is a process and does not happen over night, but the good news is yes, every kitten...
  8. Should I Get A Kitten As A Gift For My Kids?

    Should I Get A Kitten As A Gift For My Kids?

    So, your kids adore cats. They have "Hello Kitty" schoolbags and love watching Garfield. They say they want a kitten to play with, and Craigslist is just full of ads about kittens looking for good homes. Surely, they'll be thrilled once you open the box and let a cute fluffball out, right? So...
  9. Weighing Newborn Kittens (and How This Could Save Their Lives)

    Weighing Newborn Kittens (and How This Could Save Their Lives)

    As every rescuer knows, you must carefully monitor the progress of tiny newborn kittens. Weighing the kittens is an imperative preventive measure in making sure all kittens thrive and make it to adulthood. Kittens grow fast during those first few weeks, doubling their own body weight every few...
  10. Kitten Development Stages - Illustrated Guide

    Kitten Development Stages - Illustrated Guide

    Ever wondered about the stages of kitten development? We have a fully illustrated guide for you! Kittens are cute, so you can just read through to enjoy the photos. However, knowing what kittens look like and what they can do at various ages can be more than just fun. It can help you assess the...
  11. How Old Is My Kitten?

    How Old Is My Kitten?

    The fastest and easiest way to determine the age of a cat is to make a trip to the veterinarian’s office. In an adult cat, it’s harder to tell but in a kitten, there are more variables to go by. Even with all the clues, determining the age of a stray cat is a best guess effort. Eyes When...
  12. How To Choose The Best Toy For Your Cat

    How To Choose The Best Toy For Your Cat

    So, you know you need to be getting your new kitten or cat some toys - but which one to choose? With such a huge selection out there, it can get confusing! We're laid out the information for you in a detailed guide, along with some concrete suggestions. How To Choose The Best Toy For Your Cat -...
  13. Where To Find A Kitten

    Where To Find A Kitten

    A Kitten, a Kitten, Where to Find a Kitten?A kitten is a funny and fun pet to have, purebred or not. When you’ve decided to add one (or two) to your household, where’s the best place to find them? SheltersShelters include groups like the Humane Society, the Animal Protection Association and...
  14. The Essentials Of Kitten Nutrition

    The Essentials Of Kitten Nutrition

    Kittens double their birth weight in the first nine days. As they continue to grow, their weight gradually increases by a total of over 30 times their birth weight in the first year. In terms of physical growth and development, this is the most important year of a cat's life, although many cats...
  15. Flat Chested Kitten (fck)

    Flat Chested Kitten (fck)

    Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome is a deformity of a kitten's ribs and sternum (breastbone). The medical term for this is Pectus Excavatum and it is also known as Funnel Chest. The term 'Swimmer Kitten' is sometimes used when a kitten with FCK crawls with both front legs out to the side of the chest...
  16. Identifying Common Ailments In Cats Adopted From Animal Shelters And Rescue Groups

    Identifying Common Ailments In Cats Adopted From Animal Shelters And Rescue Groups

    Cats that come from rescue groups and animal shelters are more likely to have relatively minor illnesses that if untreated can become serious. Before you leave the shelter, ask the shelter or rescue group for a written copy of their medical support policies. Will they provide vet care...
  17. Hand Rearing Kittens: What You Need To Know To Save A Newborn's Life

    Hand Rearing Kittens: What You Need To Know To Save A Newborn's Life

    Hand Rearing Kittens: What You Need To Know To Save A Newborn's LifeDo you have a newborn kitten that you're trying to rescue? Maybe more than one? Worried on how to take care of these tiny creatures? You should be. Hand rearing kittens is time consuming and demanding. But we're here to help...
  18. Kittens Bonding With Humans

    Kittens Bonding With Humans

    Research shows that how a cat bonds to humans is partly determined by how they interact with humans as kittens. Dr. Dennis Turner, coauthor of: The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour, and his colleague, Dr. E.B. Karsh conducted research which demonstrated that the amount and quality of...
  19. "kittens To Good Homes" - How To Find A Good Forever Home For Your Kittens

    "kittens To Good Homes" - How To Find A Good Forever Home For Your Kittens

    Over the years of dealing with cats I have come across too many cat owners who would still let their cat reproduce. "At least one litter… and I have good homes for all of the kittens!" Anyone who has volunteered at an animal shelter knows the bitter truth. Finding homes for kittens is easy...
  20. Kittens For Sale

    Kittens For Sale

    Kitten season is governed by climate. Kitten season is typically in the summer, when the cats outside meet and greet. It is quite rare to have kittens for sale in the winter months although in the far north this happens, due to the summer months with longer hours of sunlight. This disrupts a...
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