cat laying on floorBringing a New Cat Home

The most important thing when deciding to bring home a new kitten is to be prepared. Bringing home a new pet is a big responsibility, having your home and most of the necessities ready will be very helpful.

Be sure that you have lots of toys for your kitten; you want to have things that are safe while ensuring that they are not tempted to chew or scratch on furniture. Adequate sized bowls, litter box and litter are necessary to avoid any household accidents. It is very important that anything which you do not want your kitten to get into, is not accessible: this will help ensure that inappropriate items or objects cannot be ingested. The next step would be to get your new friend to the veterinarian so that they can be thoroughly examined and vaccinated. Deworming and diet can be discussed as well. At your kitten’s first visit, we ask that you bring any history the breeder or shelter may have provided you with, as well as a fecal sample so we can test for parasites. Your kitten will have a total of 3 vaccine visits by the time they are 16 weeks old. This will ensure they are fully vaccinated and protected against harmful cat diseases found in Ontario.