New Kitten Home Care
I use a variety of grain free canned wet food. The three that I feel have the best nutrition are Life’s Abundance, Weruva grain free assorted flavors, and Tiny Tiger. I use Purina One True Instinct grain free dry for the adult cats and Royal Canin Mother and Baby dry for kittens. The dry food in general isn’t good for cats so they should be fed mainly the grain free wet food. I also recommend keeping powdered pumpkin on hand to mix in the wet food if the kitten should develop diarrhea. With the stress of moving to a new home it is possible for his digestive system to be stressed.
I mix one-half teaspoonful of Nuvet powdered supplement into the wet food once per day.
Fresh water should be available at all times. It is important to use filtered water (water without minerals).
For treats I use Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken and Life’s Abundance Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts.
The litter I use is pine pellet bedding that can be bought at farm supply stores such as Tractor Supply. I highly recommend using some cat litter attractant while Your new kitten is getting used to his/her new home.
When bringing the kitten home it is best to use the same food, treats and litter he/she is used to until he is settled in (at least one month). If switching to a different food or litter, it’s best to switch slowly by mixing some new into usual products and slowly increase to the new over a week.
The Life’s Abundance food and treats can be purchased from my site:
The Nuvet Plus Feline supplement you may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 387356, or ordering online at www.nuvet.com/387356 .
Both the Life’s Abundance and Nuvet products give you the opportunity to do auto-ship which saves you some money.
The Weruva canned food, Royal Canin Mother and Baby dry, and Purina One True Instinct dry can be purchased on Amazon, Chewey.com and most other pet stores such as PetSmart or Petco. The Tiny Tiger canned food is available from Chewey.com.
I send a few days supply of food as well as a kitten blanket and a few favorite toys with your new kitten.
Your kitten is eligible to receive one month of Trupanion pet insurance for free as long as you activate the free trial within 24 hours before or after the go-home date.
For pickup, you will need a pet carrier with enough room to put a small travel litter pan in with the kitten/cat if the trip to your home is more than an hour.
Please give your new kitten/cat ample time to acclimate to his/her new home. It is best to confine the kitten/cat to a smaller area for the first week so they can find the litter box easily and not get overwhelmed. It is recommended to always have one extra litter box available for each additional cat. For example if you have one cat, you should have 2 litter boxes and if you have 2 cats you should have 3 litter boxes etc.
Slow introduction to other pets in the house is the best. I recommend waiting at least a week before having the new cat/kitten meet existing pets. This gives the new cat a chance to acclimate to the new home and be more comfortable before meeting housemates.