Updated: Jan 17
Here we will focus on the main stages of the kitten's adaptation in her new home.
Here are the main tasks that you need to do with you first.
1. Stress. When you bring home the kitten, find a quiet room, open the carrier and leave him alone. In the first few days we do not recommend introducing the kitten to new members of the family children, other animals. You do not need to pull the kitten out of the carrier and worry about his condition. The best thing you can do for him is to leave him alone. You want to stroke the kitten and play with him, here you need to look at how he behaves, if you stroke the kitten and he starts purring, very well, if he tries to escape, then postpone it for a while. Over time the kitten will become bolder and more active to show their curiosity.
2. Feeding. Dry food is readily available in our kennel, since up to the age of 3 years there is usually no problem with overweight. Importantly, for British breed kittens, the food should not contain more than 20% fat, as this can cause diarrhea. In the evening we give our cats canned food, for one kitten 3oz of canned food is enough. Also, in the diet of our cats are, boiled chicken, raw ground beef, boiled chicken can be ground and add one boiled egg per 1 ground breast.
Our cats eat together after 2 months of life and of course each animal has its own preferences, one kitten likes dry food from fish, the other from meat, the third from chicken, etc. So, in all likelihood you will have to find a food for your kitten. Switching your kitten to a new food is done in several stages 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 old : new food for 2-3 days for each proportion. Food should be either holistic or super-premium class. There is a clear correlation, the higher-class feed, the lower its consumption. This is due to the resistance of the food to the gastrointestinal tract of the kitten. Poor quality food is very damaging in the long term.
3. Diarrhea. This is a major problem after you have brought the kitten. We'll isolate the main causes: all the same stress. stress diarrhea usually passes within a week. If the kitten is active and eating, there is no reason to worry, the diarrhea should pass within a week. Water - we highly recommend giving bottled water to your kitten, as tap water or mineralized water can cause diarrhea and urolithiasis. Food - since our cats feed together, and we can't provide a separate menu for each cat, we recommend feeding according to your kitten's preferences. If the distressing diarrhea lasts more than 5 days, we strongly recommend that you contact your veterinarian to get expert help with this issue. The main indicator of concern is the behavior of the kitten, if the kitten is lethargic and not active against the background of diarrhea, you should immediately go to the veterinarian. If it is active, you can watch it for 3-5 days, and if the diarrhea lasts more than 5 days, you should contact the veterinarian, because with prolonged diarrhea the kitten becomes dehydrated and has low weight gain.
When diarrhea occurs, monitor his butt. The kitten might get dirty, or if you have lumpy litter, it might stick to the butt and clog it. In this case, the kitten may even die. If the kitten gets dirty, wipe it with cotton wool or wash its butt with tap water at room temperature.