(Closed) Just got a kitten…

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Other than basic vet care, cats are fairly self sufficient. They need food and water, and also you have to decide on indoors and out doors. They don’t need basic obedience, daily walks, & bathroom breaks like dogs, so they are much more manigable.

You do need to remember that they are still animals. Cats have claws, teeth, fur and they do make mistakes as they are learning to live in a human world! Be patient and love on it ๐Ÿ™‚ If it doesn’t work out for you for whatever reason, try to re-home through family & friends or a local no-kill shelter or rescue.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Omg so cute! I think it will be ok, especially since your dog is friendly towards her. Just make sure she’s healthy, food and ware and teach her where the kitty box is. Your dog will have a buddy then and they can play together. How sweet of you to take her in!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

omg, he is so cute.  i just want to snuggle and kiss him.  i love kittens.  i had a cat for 18 years.  like pp said, they are very self sufficient. 

what did you name him??

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Letting your cat live outdoors halves their life span and also decimates the local bird population – it’s really bad for the environment. So, let your adorable kitten curl up inside and give them lots of love, food, and water, and it should be ok :-). Kittens take a little bit of training – making sure they know not to scratch furniture, door frames, etc and litter training. Once you are past that stage, though, cats are very self sufficient!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awwwwe so adorable! I had a black cat named Jasper when I was a kid. He was so smart. He would jump up on the furniture and unlock the front door to let me in when I got home from school. I miss him so much ๐Ÿ™

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

She is so cute!  Cats are naturally raised to know how to use a litterbox, who knows how!  Just keep her in her own room for a bit until she gets used to being around a big dog and supervise them for a while to make sure the dog isn’t too rough.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi Willow! She’s adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

I have two cats, one of which we got as a kitten. He was kind of a handful when he was little, mainly because he wanted to play with our (much) older cat and she wasn’t having it. Once he found some toys and things he could play with on his own, he was much better. If your dog is up for playing now, you should be good.

Cats are really self sufficient and the “kitten stage” only lasts for a year or less. Then, they pretty much sleep all day. Good luck! Let us know what the vet says.

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