after begging DH for another cat he finally caved and on Friday we got Muffin, a gorgeous 9 week old black and white kitten. Our last 2 old girls have been gone 3 years and they were 16 so all in all a long time since I had a kitten.
She spent the first few days hiding in my wardrobe but is now finding her feet and getting quite miscehvious and naughty in a cute way.
Anyway, I can't remember re jabs etc. As she is 9, nearer 10 weeks old now I presume she is ready for her first set of jabs. Is it two lots of jabs and then get her neutered. I am not letting her go outside until she has been neutered which is what I have always done with our cats in the past.
Had forgotten how lovely the house feels with a feline friend in it, and love the purring
Hi there. Kittens can have their first jab at 8 weeks - 9 weeks is fine. The second should be given at 12 weeks. So - this is the ideal time to take her to your vet for that first inoculation, when she can also have a full health check-over, and you can discuss what you want to use for flea and worm preventatives.
At 9 weeks kittens are usually on 4 meals a day - reducing to 3 at about 16 weeks, so she may be feeling as though she would like to top up more often. I would leave fresh biscuits down all day, and give her breakfast, lunch, tea & then a late supper. If you are not at home to do lunch ...replace it with a second breakfast i.e. give b/fast as soon as you get up but give her some more as you are walking out of the door for work.
Cozie - she is still a bit nervous, doesn't like sudden movement or anything and is quite wary of DH. The home she came from had 2 young kids who man handled her and a violent partner who was probably shoving his wife about in front of her.
She is finding her feet though, every day she comes out more and more, I think she is realising what pushovers nice owners we are