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Kitten Advice – Settling in

What can we do to make our home friendlier for our new kitten?

It can be a scary time for kittens when they are moved from their place of birth to their new home with new people. There are a couple of pheromone plug-in diffusers which can keep kittens calm and help them settle in.

  • For all households, the ‘Feliway’ diffuser releases a pheromone designed to keep all cats calm.
  • For households with multiple cats, ‘Feliway Friends’ releases a pheromone designed to help cats get along when meeting for the first time.

Check out our Offers page to see the latest deals available on Feliway products.

Please contact the practice for more information on the benefits of using Feliway on 01439 771166

What should we do when introducing kittens to cats we already have?

Using a ‘Feliway Friends’ diffuser will improve the chances of cats getting along when meeting for the first time. You should give them plenty of chance to escape to a private space when they first meet and not lock them in to an enclosed space. Trying to force two cats to interact when they don’t want to is more likely to make them dislike each other.

How can we help our kitten grow in to a sociable, calm cat?

Socialisation is key. When they are young, kittens will be very inquisitive and try to explore everything in their new environment. Making new experiences (such has being handled or hoovering) as calm and positive as possible will help encourage good behaviour as they grow.

If you have any more questions or if you’d like to book your kitten in for a complimentary initial check up, call 01439 771166 to talk to one of our friendly team.

 

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