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Your New Kitten
Growing kittens love to explore, but need protection from household items that are dangerous if swallowed.
Socializing your kitten ensures she becomes a cat that relates well to people and is a friend and companion.
Check out this checklist for vital cat items to have on hand before your new kitten comes home.
There are several places to get a kitten. Learn more about finding a kitten at a shelter, breeder, rescue organization or local newspaper.
Selecting the breed of kitten that will best suit your family and lifestyle is the first step in finding the perfect new addition to your home.
If you are choosing your kitten from a litter, a few simple tips can help you pick well. Take your time and ask lots of questions.
Some cats don't like being picked up, and the earlier you get your kitten used to it, the better.
A safety collar and identification tags, or even a microchip, is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the safety of your kitten should she become lost.
Just like any child in the family, a kitten needs safe toys of her own to play with. Learn what toys are appropriate for her.
Your kitten needs precise levels of essential nutrients to stay her healthiest throughout life.
You can turn your cute, rambunctious kitten into super kitty by taking a little extra time to shape the behaviors and personality you want her to have as an adult.
Choosing the right cat food for your special pet's specific needs is one of the most important choices you'll ever make.