So...we've adopted a kitten. Not planned, I found her in the road last night. We had a kitten a couple of years ago but she got hit by a car and died at 9months old. We said never again but I couldn't leave this one there. We have a dog, but she is adorable and very placid - if a bit disgruntled at the appearance of the kitten. Went to vet this am, checked over, first set of vacs and wormed. Then nipped to Pets at Home for bed and litter tray, a few toys,dried food and collar. Anything else I need? Also, if we do eventually let her out - if we let her out the back of the house away from the road, will that become her territory (ie; away from the main road)?
Wet food? Ok, I thought dry for teeth! Could get large rear yard fairly secure, just one gate that needs replacing anyway... She's 8 weeks according to vets guesstimate. Tortoiseshell and white. They have put a notice up at the vets to say she's been found but no chip or record...
Wet food - it's good to give her something high in meat content and preferably grain free. Butchers Classic is in most supermarkets and is really reasonably priced. If you're happy to splash a little more cash, then Natures Menu is excellent. Having said that - those are for adult cats, I've never had a kitten so not sure if they'd be suitable!
you let them out at a year old they are less likely to get into trouble at a year.I get good food online from zooplus.Look for named ingredients like chicken ,beef avoid stuff with wheat,corn or maize.
bozita suitable wet food for cats and kittens good stuff from there
I use Nature's Menu and Thrive. Other good brands are James Wellbeloved, Lily's Kitchen, Meowing Heads - basically you want a high meat content and no grain. As to teeth - you can start training her to have her teeth brushed from now. This is how you do it;