How to Care for Your Kitten

by on January 20th, 2011 at 7:00 am

If you have a new kitten in the house, then you know there are some possessions in your cozy home that can pose as a definite threat to your new small animal. A kitten’s behavior can be compared to a small child. Just like children, kittens love to explore their surroundings and before you know it, your kitten is in every nook and cranny imaginable and potentially a compromising situation.

Daily Dangers

Household dangers may include furniture, toilets, electrical cords, windows, medicines and cleaners. Of course, there are windows and electrical cords in just about every room of your house.

Windows pose as major threat for sun-bathing kittens, as they may accidentally fall or escape through an open window. Make sure all of your windows have screens and are fastened securely. Electrical cords can easily be chewed on by kittens and ultimately cause a fatal electric shock. Prevent your kitten from electrocuting himself by wrapping cords up tightly and even hiding them inside runners that can be purchased at a hardware store.

Just like most animals, your kitten may think the toilet is a popular watering hole. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Thirsty kittens may drown in open toilet bowls or even poisoned by an automatic toilet bowl cleanser. To prevent this, keep the toilet seat down at all times and be sure the whole family is on board.

Medicines and cleaners are a little easier to keep out of reach of your kitten. If your family is like most families, you have specific places where these materials are kept. Cleaning products and medications can cause digestive upset or even fatally poison kittens that accidentally lick, drink or eat them. Keep the caps of all your cleaning products and medications fastened tightly and stored in hard to reach places.

Taking care of a small animal can be rewarding, but stressful as well! Prevention is key, and learning how to deal with household hazards properly will help you circumvent any possible dangerous situations for your kitten.

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  3. Lake Oswego Vet

    Aug 28th, 2011

    You are definitely right. Kittens are pets which are on the stage when they are very hard to train. If you have one for pet, keep a secured place where there’s enough for them to play until they mature enough to be taught of basic instructions.

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    Oct 9th, 2011

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