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Kitten on the Stairs

KITTEN
CARE

Welcoming a new kitten into your home is a delightful experience. At Vet At Your Door, we understand the joys and challenges that come with kitten care. We're here to support you every step of the way with our house call services and Fear Free Certified approach, ensuring your kitten's health and well-being right in the comfort of your home.

Here are some commonly asked questions about kitten care. 

Should I Feed My Kitten Wet or Dry Food? Or Both?

Feeding both wet and dry food is beneficial for kittens. Dry food helps clean teeth and is cost-effective, while wet food aids in hydration and can prevent certain medical issues. At Vet At Your Door, we can help you tailor a diet plan that suits your kitten's specific needs, ensuring they get the right balance of nutrition in a stress-free environment.

 

Do I Need To Vaccinate My Indoor Kitten?

Yes, vaccinations are crucial for indoor kittens as they can still be exposed to diseases. We at Vet At Your Door can administer these essential vaccines at your home, minimizing the stress for your kitten and ensuring they stay protected.

 

Why Does My Kitten Run Around Like Crazy and Wake Me Up at 2am?

This behavior, known as 'zoomies,' is common in kittens. It's a release of pent-up energy, often at night. We can provide advice on interactive toys and home setups to help manage this behavior, ensuring both you and your kitten have a peaceful night's sleep.

How Often Should My Kitten Eat?

Kittens grow rapidly and need multiple small meals a day. Typically, kittens under six months should eat three to four times daily. At Vet At Your Door, we can assess your kitten's specific dietary needs during home visits, providing personalized recommendations and diet plans.

What Kind of Toys Are Safe for Kittens?

Kittens need safe, stimulating toys. Avoid small, swallowable items. We can recommend and demonstrate safe toys during home visits, ensuring your kitten's playtime is both fun and secure.

When Should I Start Litter Training My Kitten?

Start as soon as you bring your kitten home. Kittens naturally seek a place to dig and cover their waste. During our visits, we can offer tips and strategies to make litter training easier and more effective.

How Do I Introduce My Kitten to Other Pets?

Gradual introduction is key. Keep your kitten separate initially and slowly introduce scent swapping, followed by supervised interactions. We can provide guidance on this process during our home visits.

Is It Necessary to Groom My Kitten?

Regular grooming helps maintain coat health and reduce hairballs. We can show you gentle brushing techniques and recommend grooming tools during our home visits, ensuring your kitten's comfort.

What Should I Know About Kitten Teething?

Kittens teethe between 3-6 months of age. Offer appropriate chew toys and monitor for discomfort. We can provide advice on teething aids and inspect your kitten's dental health during our visits.

How Can I Ensure My Kitten's Long-Term Health?

Regular veterinary check-ups, vaccinations, and preventive care are vital. Our home visits make it easy to keep up with your kitten's health needs in a stress-free environment.

For further details on kitten care and how we can assist, please feel free to reach out to us at (207) 536-8387, email info@vetatyourdoor.com, or request an appointment online. Our team is dedicated to providing the best in-home care for your kitten.

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(207) 536-8387

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