A kitten is moving into a new home…
When you purchase a kitten is very important to remember that the baby moving into a new home a lot of stress for him and you should have patience and understanding on this rather busy period. All cats, like humans, are very individual, so the reaction to the move and the duration of the adaptation period, each kitten will be different. This article will help you cope with the stress of moving and to accelerate the adaptation of a kitten or an adult cat in a new home.
Very nice you will transport kittens in Pet Travel Kennel it will greatly reduce the stress for them. In the Kennel is desirable to put anything, what kitten accustomed to and that has a familiar smell to it (it can be a toy or a small rug). So, when you sell a kitten from our cattery, I give _ a toy with which it played. And kittens are from our cattery go to other cities, I shall travel kennel and all that is needed in the way of the kitten. I strongly advise you to carry a kitten in his bosom, or in your hands, even if you are traveling by car. Since the kitten can get scared of something, to break sharply and cause themselves injury if not, then provide an additional portion of funk that’s for sure. Ideally carry the kitten in the car, holding the kennel
2. Kitten at the new location
You have acquired a kitten or an adult animal – in any case, it is desirable to initially limit the space for the new tenant stay in the apartment. If possible, provide a calm environment without loud noises and large crowds. Need a place: draft-free holes in which he could escape, and you will not be able to get it. The best option – this is the kitchen. It is necessary to put the bed, bowl of water, toilet (tray) with a filler or not. Fillers are used under high trays without grid. Each new owner, I pour in a little bag of sawdust from a tray that went kitten home, these chips should be placed in your tray and they will help the kitten in a new home by the smell to find a place reserved for the toilet. If the kitten at first taken aback, and went not into the tray, moisten a piece of paper (napkins) in the urine and put it in the tray. If the kitten is one or two days did not go to the toilet, do not worry – it happens at the stage of familiarization with the situation. Do not wear it and do not let go from room to room until it is fully teach him to pan. For cats quite normal to sit in carrying several hours after the move. Place the the Kennel with the animal on a stable surface, open the cover and try to stroke the kitten gently saying to him.
It is a natural reaction may be that the kitten headlong jump out and hide somewhere. Also, do not rule out the possibility that the kitten clogged deep into the kennel and flatly refuses to leave her. And in the first and in the second case, you do not have to forcibly take an animal from the secluded corner. Give it time and time to recover, to sniff new smells and calm down. Keep in mind that sooner or later, curiosity, thirst or hunger will triumph over fear and kitten leave the shelter. Give everything a kitten the opportunity to sniff and look around. Use caution when his acquaintance with the other animals. Since the situation for a new kitten and it is difficult to fit right into it. If he plays, play around with it a piece of string with a paper at the end. If he does not go to the contact, clogged, leave him alone, let look around and get used to, have patience. Sooner or later he must come to you, will want to eat and socialize. Typically, the first stage of addiction lasts 2-3 days, and a week later he completely mastered.
Important! Note to hide the baby when frightened, and try to keep access to this place open to the kitten could easily hide in case of danger. Also a very important factor prosperous adaptation kitten to a new home is a permanent human presence the first 1-2 days, so it is best to move the kitten before the weekend, when you have enough time to pay attention to the new pet.
To the development of a kitten proceeded without complications should be aware of proper nutrition. Kittens under the age of of 3 months should eat 6 times a day, consuming 120 -150 gr. food, and from 3 to 6 months, during the period of active growth, – 180-220 gr. 4 times per day. In our cattery staple diet kitten food is of the highest class – Orijen, manufactured in Canada. When sending a kitten to a new owner, _ I always give this food for a few days. And if the new owner decides to feed a kitten to other food, he would be able to make the transition smooth, gradually adding the new food to the narrative. If you prefer a natural diet dry food, then here it is important to remember about maintaining a balance of vitamins and minerals. Here is a sample diet: lean beef, rabbit, chicken, turkey, veal. All meat should be finely chopped and scalded with boiling water, you can give boiled meat without bones. Pre-meat must be placed 48 hours in the freezer (for it’s time to kill germsrug). All food should be at room temperature.
Offal – liver (not more than 2 times per week), heart, chicken gizzards, tripe – as well as all the meat can be given with cereals and vegetables. Raw egg – (not more than 2 times per week). Can be boiled – mixed with cereals, pureed with cream. Only sea fish, boiled boneless 2 times a month. Cereals – rice, oats . Vegetables – carrots, cabbage, zucchini, pumpkin. Cereals and vegetables can be boiled in the same water where cooked fish or meat. To garnish add a little vegetable oil.
Sour milk products – low-fat cottage cheese, natural yogurt, cream, but the consumption of cow’s milk and milk porridge since 2 months age is necessary to limit, and _since 3 months in general to stop giving milk as lactose (milk sugar which is found in whole cow’s milk) is not digested by the body and feline often causes diarrhea.
Dry granulated food – can be given, starting at 2 months, pre soak in water. Use tinned food and well-known companies, and only intended for kittens, because they are characterized by high energy.
When feeding high grade balanced feeds usually does not require any mineral and vitamin feeding. When enough varied diet kittens need vitamin and mineral supplements.
Water should be in abundance and always fresh.
Vaccination – The first vaccination of kittens is usually performed between the ages of 2.5 and 3 months post-treatment for the prevention of worms. Vet. doctor examines a kitten, measures the temperature, and if everything is in order, carries out vaccination. The second vaccination (revaccination) is carried out after 21 days. Subsequently, 1 times a year once. Do not forget that the kittens can have different reactions to the vaccine, the immune system gets as load. Kitten can be sluggish 2-3 days, refuse to eat, can be unstable stool . Can also start a profuse discharge from the eyes and nose. In some cases it may increase in temperature. So after vaccination is recommended to maintain the quarantine to protect the kitten from drafts and provide a comfortable atmosphere. All kittens from our cattery before the transfer to the new owner grafted vaccine “Multifel-4.” At each of our kitten Starts Veterinary passport.
Ears – wipe the accumulation of sulfur, cotton swab moistened with 2-3% hydrogen peroxide. At occurrence blackness, if the animal is scratching his ears or shaking his head, maybe otitis or tick – should consult a doctor.
Vomiting. Repeated vomiting may be at zaglistovanii or dysbiosis or poisoning. Vomiting also occurs in pregnant cats because of toxicity
If poisoning, vomiting with fever, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of as soon as possible contact with the doctor.
5. Introducing kitten to other pets
This is a very important issue that needs to be given special attention, since the presence of other animalsin the house can be a very positive impact on the adaptation of a kitten and extremely aggravate the psychological state of the baby. If you already have an adult cat, then both parties should be allowed to come to terms with the presence of a new domestic partner without direct contact. Namely, limit recruit “their” room, which access “old-timer” will be closed on a certain time, which will have a smell to make it clear to the kitten that will live with him a senior fellow. Periodically into the room to the baby need to let an adult cat so she could become familiar with the smell of the baby and get used to it. Of course at this time you need to keep the kitten in her arms. At first, pets may growl and hiss at each other, which usually has to stop after a few days once the two get used to each other’s scents. Your task is to prevent aggression, which can lead to injury of animals, in other cases, they should be allowed to “yell” at each other, to establish a relationship. If you have a dog, then before you take in the cat you need to make sure that the dog is friendly to other animals. Otherwise, you can cause psychological trauma and the dog does not achieve the desired mutual understanding between pets, and nothing can be done, animals, like humans, are extremely jealous and selfish.
The principle of acquaintance like a dog and a kitten acquaintance adult cat and a toddler. The only period of their adaptation to each other may take longer time. Dogs are more susceptible to any kind of changes, so let’s understand your pet, as it always loved and to give equal attention to both animals.
If your house has birds, hamsters and the like, do not forget that your kitten, despite his young age, especially a predator! And if not today, then tomorrow it will pose a real threat to their smaller companions. Therefore, ensure the safety of both parties.
Given all these factors, we can conclude that unequivocal recommendations to accelerate the adaptation kitten can not be. You can only be optimized and made more comfortable this time. And let me repeat, but this is important – please be patience and boundless love! Let your house reigns friendship and mutual understanding.
6. Terms of sale
According to the rules of pet stores, a refund or exchange of animals sold (including kittens) is prohibited. Kittens acquired (bought) at the exhibition examined veterinarian. However, the breeder takes for 3 days serious claim on health of the animal.
If in doubt, you can always get advice from a breeder on the phone. In the case of force majeure, the buyer, the breeder is not required to, but can go to meet and agree to return the kitten, with deduction of the amount paid (10% to 50%). This is compensation for breach of contract, and also includes the costs for the stress state of the animal, the possibility of developing the disease and treatment costs.
The kitten is not a toy that you can easily return back. By purchasing a kitten, you take the responsibility for his education. It will be the way you have it brought up. We wind up a pet because they need us, and not we them.