What's the best way to introduce your young kitten to other cats or your more senior pets? Get great ideas to keep this introduction peaceful and positive.
Bringing a new pet home is as exciting as unwrapping a birthday present. You can hardly wait to start playing with it! As a new pet parent, you are in for one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. While it will take some work, you have a lot of great things to look forward to. When bringing home a young pet like a puppy or kitty, it’s important establish healthy habits right from the get go. As your pet’s parent, it’s your job to give her the best food, exercise and lifestyle that you can give. Thankfully, you’re not alone. Our own Dr. Katy has given us some helpful advice as to what you can do to establish a true Fresh Start for your new puppy or kitty.
When considering the ingredients of the food your puppy will eat, look no further than the kinds of food you eat yourself: fresh, real ingredients. Not only do recipes made with fresh ingredients taste better, but eating fresh is healthier for your puppy or kitten as well. Feeding a new puppy fresh food, like for puppies, will establish a great nutritional base for years to come. And for new kittens, I recommend , a delicious meal made with real chicken and ocean whitefish, accented with carrots and spinach. These recipes are made with high-protein and nutrient-rich ingredients with no preservatives, and will help your pets grow healthy, happy and strong.
Introducing your kitten to other pets in the home
Introducing a Kitten to Your Other Pet(s)
Looking for more playfulness and snuggles in your life? Adopt one of our adorable kittens! Like all animals at Pets In Need, all kittens are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Our kitten adoption fees vary by a kitten’s length of stay in our shelter. .Although some kittens may show fear and defensive postures toward other pets in the home, most young kittens are playful and inquisitive around other animals. Therefore, it is often the existing pets that can pose more of a problem. If you know or suspect that your adult dog or cat might be aggressive toward the kitten, then you should seek professional behavior advice before introducing the pets to each other.
The kitten should be given a safe and secure area that provides for all of its needs (as described above), and introductions with the existing family pets should be carefully supervised. At the first introduction there may be no immediate problems, and reinforcement of desirable responses may be all that is required.
Introducing the New Kitten to Your DogIt's important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. However, an eight-week-old kitten separated from her mom and littermates for the first time, might prefer to have a cat or dog companion.If a trap was used to capture the kitten, transfer the kitten to a cage or a pet carrier large enough for a small litter box and bedding. Place it in a small room away from family pets and children. Be careful not to allow the kitten to escape during the transfer process.