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Your Guide to Caring for Your First Kitten Part 2

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Caring for your first kitten is a big responsibility!

Many people think that cats are easy to care for, and while an older cat may value their independence, kittens rely on you for almost everything. That is why, in our last blog, our veterinary clinic in North Bellmore gave you part one of your guide to caring for your first kitten. Keep reading to learn more!

What should you buy to prepare for your first kitten?

  • Cat carrier – Kittens tend to be nervous and they don’t often like to sit still, which can make your first trip to the vet a bit of a challenge. That is why having your own cat carrier is a great idea. Your kitten may not enjoy being in the carrier, but at least you will have the peace of mind in knowing that they aren’t getting stuck under the seat or getting into anything while you are driving to the vet. 
  • Scratching posts – Scratching is a normal cat behavior, and if you don’t provide your kitten with adequate scratching surfaces, like scratching posts, you are much more likely to find them scratching up your furniture.
  • Cat bed- While it’s tempting to sleep with your new kitten, it is much safer to put them in a cat bed while they are young and have a tendency to wander off and get into trouble. You don’t have to buy anything fancy, you could even just put a blanket in a cardboard box.
  • Toys – One of the best parts about owning a kitten is how playful they are! Playing with your kitten is a great way to bond, plus toys will help to keep them out of trouble.

Now that you know what supplies you will need for your new furball, it is time to learn about how to keep your kitten healthy. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more!

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