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Tips for Keeping a Kitten Safe

Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! We suspect it won’t take little Fluffy very long to have you wrapped around her tiny paws. Kittens are almost impossibly cute. They’re also impossibly mischievous, and have a bit of a knack for getting into trouble. Read on as a Sugar Land, TX vet offers some advice on keeping your little buddy safe.

Keep Tabs On Fluffy

Because kittens are so small, it’s really easy to accidentally step or sit on them. Keep an eye on your tiny feline, and check under blankets and cushions before sitting down. Recliners, for example, can be a very dangerous place for your little pet. Cats love to explore, and baby felines can fit into small spaces in or beneath recliners.

Appliances

Keep major appliances, like toilets and dryers, closed when they aren’t in use. It only takes a moment for little Fluffy to hop in when your back is turned!

Indoor Only

We always recommend that cats stay indoors, no matter how old they are. Kittens, however, are especially at risk from predators and other hazards, simply because they’re so small and fragile. Keep your tiny furball safe and sound inside.

Offer Only Safe Toys

Your feline friend will spend quite a bit of time trying to figure out what she can and can’t eat and play with. Keep anything that could be a choking or entangling hazard away from little Fluffy. This includes small and sharp objects; threads and ropes; chemicals; medication; and plastic bags and ties.

Meet The Doctor

Get little Fluffy started out on the right paw with proper veterinary care. Your adorable little pet should be microchipped and spayed or neutered while she’s still young. She will also need a thorough exam, as well as basic vaccinations and parasite control. Ask your vet for more information.

Petiquette

It’s always easier to instill good manners in a kitten than it is to try and break bad habits in an older cat. Frisky kittens often try to playfully attack their owners. This is definitely not something you want to encourage! If your furball misbehaves, tell her ‘No’ in a firm tone, and ignore her for a while.

Please contact us, your local Sugar Land, TX vet clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. We love watching kittens grow into healthy, adult cats.

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