After the first few days your kitten is settling in and will soon forget about its other family. You have become its parent now so it will depend on you for its basic needs. Please do not skimp on the food that it needs for good health and longevity.
Many think that kittens can survive on junk. Well they can for a while but then the problems set in and what you did not spend on good food and care you might end up spending ten times more on vets or the alternative you might loose your loving pet to disease.
A GOOD STABLE DIET is essential for adjustment. NO JUNK FOOD
FRESH FOOD IS best although some canned material, such as fish like 'pilchards/whiting' or 'ocean fish platter' is OK. Do not feed human fish food from cans as it contains salts and things that will harm your cat. Most canned food is junk and creates digestive problems which may go unnoticed for months or even years. Don't loose your loving pet from food related stress. Onions and garlic can kill cats so don't feed the animal from the table or with left overs off your plate.
DRIED FOOD with exception of Science Diet (Vets and pet shops) may create stones in urethra or kidneys which KILLS painfully. Your kitten should start of with fresh chicken breasts and legs and it will chew on the bone - good for teething; Gradually increase its intake of science diet kitten, which should be given for the first 12 months of life with gradual weaning from soft food by around 3 to 4 months.
Fresh or frozen rabbit is OK. Fresh fish occasionally and from 4 months a fresh (uncooked) chicken wing weekly is essential for a healthy mouth and fresh breath. Lamb off cuts (uncooked with bone) are excellent but remove excess fat. Most pet food have a high fat content that will harm your pet. Not everything sold as pet food is fit for animal consumption. Do not give animals cooked bones. They splinter in the gut and are dangerous.
DON'T FORGET THE WATER. Kittens do not readily adapt to water while with mums. Put small amount of water on finger and feed (do not force). Show kitten where the source is and tap the water. In a day or so it finds its own level of liquid intake.
WARMTH IS ESSENTIAL; even though you may not be cold the kitten will be if sleeping alone, especially while young and in a new environment. Inside is generally a lot colder than outside. Please supply a hot water bottle, carefully wrapped and tested, for the first month or so unless days and nights are hot. This will help stress management.
INSECT BITES AND STRIKES; Blowflies are especially dangerous to small kittens. Mothers wash kitten's bottom regularly and clean up excreta immediately. Your kitten may not be able to do this for some time although nature provides it with some protection. Please wipe anal area with clean wet cloth every day or more if needed. This care will protect it. Keep flies at bay by changing litter regularly.
VACCINATION is risky and can cause death. If carefully reared and healthy your animal should not require vaccination as it has natural immunity to disease. Slight sniffles are normal from time to time but if worried see vet. If eyes water and the cat sneezes you could see a vet or treat it with colloidal silver (Health shop). Alternative medicines work well here.
COLLOIDAL SILVER (CS) is a natural antibiotic and kills internal parasites. Your kitten has received this since birth in the milk. It keeps cat healthy and free of disease. A small amount in water or a 50/50 concentrate when necessary. CS can be used for abrasions, eczema and in place of antibiotics etc. - even in the eye (diluted).
FEMALE KITTENS show so much love and joy at the event that I recommend you let them have a littler before desexing. This develops essential hormones. Kittens should be sold and money will pay for desexing. NEVER GIVE KITTENS AWAY it encourages irresponsibility and feral cats. Make sure they go to good homes. If the cost cannot be afforded the chances are it will be neglected or abused.
SKIN CANCER; Be alert for signs of cancer. Freckles are not cancer but may need checking out if the cat spends long periods outdoors. Skin cancer is treatable if caught early. For scratches and most abscess's CS is good and the abscess will burst on its own..
WORMING; Worms and fleas go together as part of the cycle. Parasites are kept at bay with herbs grown in the garden. Tansy prevents fleas. Your kitten can be wormed with colloidal silver, a natural worming solution. A 50/50 teaspoonful once a week for health.
Kittens are companion animals and a second kitten doubles the pleasure and increases their security. Keeping two cats is often easier than keeping one and controls roaming and stress. It also provides them with extra comfort and contentment.
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