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Your Kitten and Vaccinations: What You Need To Know

Taking your kitten to get her vaccinations is essential to her health and wellbeing, as they protect against an array of diseases that your kitten is vulnerable to. It also helps prevent disease spreading to any other animals in your area. Your kitten’s mother protected her from disease through antibodies in her milk during her first few weeks of existence; after this, it’s up to you to help keep your kitten healthy, with the help and advice of your local...

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Choosing a Cat as a Pet: What to Consider

Cats make wonderful pets. They are quiet, easier to train than dogs, and are fiercely independent. Their mysterious personalities and adorable looks make them an extremely popular pet, with 16% of Irish households owning a cat. If you’re thinking of welcoming a cat into your home, there are a number of things to consider beforehand. Every cat is different, and how they behave will depend on their personality, the environment you bring them into, and life experiences. In this blog post,...

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Settling Your Kitten Into Her New Home

Welcoming your kitten into her new home Welcoming a new kitten into your home is an exciting time, but it may take a few weeks before they are completely settled in. When they arrive home, they will be about 8 weeks old, and it can be a daunting time for them coming into this strange new environment without their mother or siblings. Patience is key when settling in your new kitty, and although you will naturally want to show your cat...

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My Cat Has Had Kittens-What Do I Do Now?

Most cat rescues and shelters advise the spaying/neutering of cats from as young an age as possible, as it is the only effective way to reduce the number of unwanted cats in Ireland. If you decide your cat is going to have a litter, it is essential you are prepared to support her healthcare throughout the pregnancy and have homes available for her kittens when they are weaned (6/8 weeks of age) when ready to leave your care. In this...

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How to House Train Your Kitten

Young kittens would have learned how to use a litter box by watching their mother, however if they have not been trained yet, you will need to start a training routine as soon as possible to get her used to her litter box. It is always best to start training straight away as soon as you bring them home, but don’t worry-cats are very smart and tend to learn new things very quickly! In this blog post we’ll show you...

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What Should I Feed my Kitten?

Feeding your kitten the right food and providing a balanced diet is important as it will help support her unique growth and developmental needs. If you’re a first time kitten parent, it can be overwhelming when trying to make the best decision for your kitty’s diet. In this blog post, we’ll help you understand what to feed your kitten to help set her up for many happy, healthy years as an adult cat. Timeline of a Kitten’s Dietary Needs 0-4 Weeks Your...

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House Training your Cat

House training your cat or kitten is a simple and straightforward process, as they are naturally clean animals that don’t like to soil their territory. They usually like to go toilet in the same spot, which makes house training that much easier. Young kittens would have learned how to use a litter box by watching their mother, however if they have not been trained yet, you will need to start a training routine to get her used to her litter...

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