If you end up adopting or rescuing kittens, you sure have to know how to care for kittens. It is not going to be an easy job, but with the right tips, you should get going just fine. You might have to get a few supplies as a way of accommodating the new kittens into your family and home. The kittens at such a young age will need lots of love, special care and a lot of feeding. You always have to make sure they are happy. Let us get started on the tips on how to care for abandoned kittens.
Find a snuggling spot
The kittens mostly 10 weeks or less, will need a warm place to call home. Finding a warm and snuggling spot will help prevent the kittens from becoming chilled. You can still create an ideal spot by using a cardboard box and line it with a warm blanket to provide the best warmth. You can have a heating pad placed into the box, but make sure to set it low. The heating pad should be covered in a blanket so that it does not accidentally burn the kitten when your intentions were to keep it warm.
The kittens will need different types of foods when it comes to feeding. It all depends on their ages. For kittens older than 5 weeks, you do not have to bottle feed them. By now, they should be used to having solid food. You will have to combine milk and other types of solid foods to feed them. You could check out several food types at a store near you to find the right one. The food always has to be nutritious to make the kittens get better health. Check on the food label to see which food types are the best based on the kittens ages. You do not have to feed the kittens with just any type of food.
Feeding also varies based on the number of times you have to feed the kittens. Most people would agree to feeding them twice a day should be sufficient. You have to at least make sure that the kittens do not go hungry all day long. In most cases, they will meow as a way of asking for things. They will not keep quiet unless they get what they want.
You have to make sure that where the kittens are sleeping is a clean place. This starts by having a cat litter for them to use whenever they have to use it. You still have to train the kittens on how to use the litter. You do not want them dirtying the environment everywhere. Choose a litter box that has low sides to make it easy for the kittens to climb in easily and do their business. It is advisable that you use the non-clumping litter for filling the box until the kittens reach an age of 4 months.
Transporting the kittens
At some point, the kittens will have to be taken to the vet for a check up or travel with you. So, how do you transport them to and from the vet’s office. You can start by from a store near you. You will get several brands all coming in different shapes and sizes. Choose a carrier large enough to help you easily carry all the kittens comfortably to the vet. You can buy two if the kittens are many to fit into one carrier. The same thing happens when you have to fly with the kitten. Make sure you get an airline approved carrier to have an easy time at the airport with your kitten.
The trip to the vet should be done as soon as possible. You should not wait for long, as the kittens might be in need of medical attention, especially when they were abandoned. The vet will do the necessary checkups and administer vaccines to the kitten in the event it has not had one before. The vet is also likely to treat the kittens with worming medications, and kitten safe flea repellents. This could be another perfect time to get the kittens microchipped so that tracking them should be easily if they get out of their home.
Safe playing with the kittens
Your kittens need a lot of attention when it comes to having some fun at home. If you are a busy person, buy the kittens some cat related toys to keep them company when you are out of the house. If you do not want them scratching the furniture, then provide an alternative scratching pads for the kittens. Having cat trees help them climb up and down in a way to help them explore their abilities as cats.