4 key steps to take after adopting a kitten

4 key steps to take after adopting a kitten

Bringing home a new kitten is a big responsibility, especially if you've never had a pet before. In order to maintain cat wellness over time, you're going to need to keep up with flea and tick control, as well as routine visits to the vet.

When your cat is young, you have a prime opportunity to get him or her started off on the right paw with preventative care. However, you might not be aware of how to do so as a new cat owner. Here are some tips for making sure your pet has a long, healthy life.

1. Maintain parasite control
If you want to make sure you never have to deal with an infestation, it's critical to use products to keep parasites away from your cat. The Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Collar for Cats and Kittens is perfect for kittens 12 weeks of age or older. This collar can keep fleas, ticks and mosquitoes away for up to seven months, giving you peace of mind.

2. Consider microchipping
These days, you don't have to rely on a standard identification tag and collar in the event that your kitten gets lost. Sussex Express recommended using microchipping to ensure that your pet never gets too far from home. This involves having a microchip placed into the body of your kitten, which can be tracked if he or she ever strays. 

3. Vaccinate properly
Ideally, your kitten should begin receiving vaccinations as soon as possible from your vet. This can ensure that he or she never has to face some of the most serious, potentially fatal diseases known to felines. Your vet can give you more insight into which vaccinations are needed as your kitten grows to maturity.

4. Get him or her comfortable
This can easily be done by giving your kitten plenty of room and time to get acquainted with his or her new surroundings. Feel free to throw in a few toys for fun, and make sure you have a cozy spot where he or she can relax and unwind.

By taking these tips into consideration, you can be sure that you never have to worry about your kitten being unhappy in his or her new home.

This content is provided by the flea and tick experts at Hartz. We believe in offering safe, effective and affordable parasite prevention for every dog and cat.