9 More Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Kitten

Howdy all, My wife and I have had cats and kittens for over 30 years and have forgotten many of the things indicated in this report. We are presenting 9 more things you should know before adopting a kitten. If you missed our first & second articles, check them out here  TOP 15 things you should know before getting a cat and our second article… 15 more things you should know before getting a cat.


31.
 Consider microchipping your cat, so you’ll never risk the chance of losing your best buddy.

Consider microchipping your cat, so you'll never risk the chance of losing your best buddy.

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32. Cats love to play predator and pretend to stalk prey, so get lots of toys to keep your kitty happy!

Cats love to play predator and pretend to stalk prey, so get lots of toys to keep your kitty happy!

33. Since cats come with built-in grooming supplies, they don’t often need baths.

Since cats come with built-in grooming supplies, they don't often need baths.

But in case your cutie gets into something real dirty, be sure to trim her nails right before you bathe her. Use lukewarm water and bathe her gently, preferably with a hand-held spray hose and cat shampoo. Human shampoo will dry out your cat’s skin.

34. According to the ASPCA, average yearly cat care costs about $600.

According to the ASPCA, average yearly cat care costs about $600.

Keep some money saved up in case of emergency, though, because vet costs can get extremely expensive.

35. Consider insuring your cat so you’re covered in case an emergency DOES happen.

Consider insuring your cat so you're covered in case an emergency DOES happen.

36. Make sure ALL of your windows have screens!

Make sure ALL of your windows have screens!

Consider insuring your cat so you’re covered in case an emergency DOES happen.

Windows without screens pose a great threat to your cat when they’re open, and falls can result in a shattered jaw, punctured lungs, broken bones, or worse.

37. Keep the Pet Poison Control hotline in your contacts.

Keep the Pet Poison Control hotline in your contacts.

They are available 24 hours a day in case of an emergency and will guide you through the necessary steps to keep your pet safe. They can be reached at 888-426-4435.

38. Find the closest 24-hour emergency vet in your area and keep their information handy.

Find the closest 24-hour emergency vet in your area and keep their information handy.

Searching the internet at midnight isn’t helpful when your pet needs emergency care.

39. Most of all, be patient and give lots of love to your new kitty! It may take her a little while to get used to her new environment, but you’re in store for A LOT of love.

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