Learn some important tips you need to know before taking a new kitten home.
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Well, having given you all those tips for how to find the right cat for you, it’s time for me to put them into practice. Well, this is my lovely new kitten Jill. I’ve just been 00:18 to pick up from the house of our clients, mine whose cats have just had kittens. It’s a really hard decision that’s because 7 of them all absolutely gorgeous, crawling around everywhere. But today, I just let my heart 00:30 my head and pick the one that I just really felt. Oh, she’s so cute and so lovely and so obviously wanting to come home with me but I’m afraid you can’t call her own but that’s okay. And let’s put you back in your basket and then we’ll get a home.
There’s a very well saying that you should let your heart rule your head when you’re choosing a kitten but you also need to make sure the cat you end up with is in good physical shape and there’s no problem there. So, give the little a thorough check up. Check them all over for general signs of health. Make sure everything’s pleasant 1:00, the right number of toes and tails and all that kind of things and check for obvious deformities. They’re one of ones that you really should check on is what could a cat palate. Just have a look in the roof of their mouth there and make sure that that’s all in tact because a cleft palate is where you have a little hole in the top of the mouth there and that causes real problems. That’s one to look out for.
And then, just check over general signs of health. So, thinks like worms…If kittens have not been looked after, then they might have worms and that can cause awful to health problems. So, signs of worms will be a bloated stomach, a poor coat and maybe signs of diarrhea around the back end. So, that’s something to be aware of. Also, have a look about fleas. So, check the coat for little black specs in the coat and that’s a classic sign that the cats have had fleas. And just generally, they should have a good shiny coat, they should be full of energy and full of noise as you can hear from Jill full of meowing. And that’s the sign of a good, healthy cat.
And once you’ve chosen your kitten, of course, what you need to do is get yourself a cat box. Get the kitten home and now it’s a good idea to get a really good quality cat box. It’s not worth skimping on this investment because there is absolutely nothing worse than buying a cheap box and then finding the cat breaks out of it while the box falls apart on your way home while on the way to the vets. Believe me, I’ve seen it happen plenty of times. So, get yourself a good quality box like the one I’ve got for Jill here and put a nice comfy bed in there and that’ll make the journey home a tad bit nicer.