How to Do Basic Kittens Care.
If you have a cat who delivers her kittens at home, you need to take care of both of them from other animals, or else they can get diseases easily. The kittens only need to consume milk from their mother’s nipples. These little creatures need a lot of kitten care. You still need to pay attention to the mother also by feeding her so she can keep producing milk well.
Kittens are fragile and playful creatures. They are mischievous and curious about anything. Here are some basic kittens care you should know in raising them well. These tips will be very useful if the mother of the kittens can’t take care of her kittens anymore, such as if you adopt the kittens without their mother or if the mother has died.
In kittens care, the most important thing is how you can feed them. You will need a special baby bottle with a tiny nipple on it. Feed them with a special kitten’s formula every two hours in the first week and after those three to four hours. You can find this kind of formula in veterinarian clinics or pet shops. Pay attention and follow the instructions for proper consumption in each container of the formula.
You can massage gently their genital area and tummies to help them go potty before and after feeding time. You can use a cotton pad or ball and tissues which are wet with warm water. Usually, this is done by their mother by licking them to stimulate their organs, which you may think it’s just to bathe them. At first, they may improper urinating in some improper places, but you can use urine remover for eliminating the pet odor and stain.
You need to keep them warm because kittens can’t produce their body heat yet until 3 to 4 weeks old. That’s why kittens always gathered close to each other. If you are sincere in kitten care, you can help them by putting them in a plastic tote or sturdy box and lining it with a soft warm towel or blanket. You can add some warm bottles also around, but not too hot, and maintain their temperature to about 80 degrees. The better idea is to use a heating pad or bed.
Kittens meow a lot, and it sounds like they’re crying. Some distress or hunger may cause their crying. You need to check whether they are hungry, cold, or want to go potty or not. If they’re quiet, you need also to know that maybe there’s something wrong with them. Then if you can’t figure it out by yourself, you need to consult with your trusted veterinarian immediately.
The next basic thing in kittens care is keeping them clean and dry. This is very important for their good health. Regularly change all equipment they use, such as blankets and pads. Wipe their faces and around their eyes every day by using a warm soft rag or cloth, because kittens easily get dirt around their eyes. This is essential to be done since their mom is not there to lick them. Check also your kittens’ gums regularly to make sure that mouth diseases are not an issue. Kittens’ gums should be pink, not red, and their hair or coat should be well-groomed and maintained. Be aware of the fleas and flaky scalp as well, since they can cause serious harm to the kittens.
Don’t forget also to get them vaccinated and de-wormed at the veterinarian clinics. This is important to avoid getting the upcoming risks of diseases. After that, you are more comfortable taking care of them. You can also consider some pet insurance for your kittens.
Kittens will grow up to be very good lovely pets. In short, make sure your kittens are properly fed, handled, and hygiene maintained. Care for your cat and the health of the cat or kitten. By applying basic kittens care, wish you and your kittens the best of health and luck in future years together.