Kitten care (birth to 6 months)

Congratulations on your new kitten! A clean bill of health by a veterinarian is important to the wellbeing of your kitten and to avoid spreading viruses, parasites, fleas or diseases to other pets. Talk to your veterinarian about:

Kittens from birth to 6 months

Discouraging rough play

Young, active cats and kittens less than 2 years old commonly display play-motivated aggression. Kittens explore anything that moves, and may swat at, pounce on, or bite objects that resemble prey (i.e. your hands and fingers!). This is normal cat behavior. A kitten that was separated from its family early may play more roughly than a kitten that has learned when to stop the rough play from its mother and siblings. Use toys instead of your hands to teach kitty appropriate play. See Choosing cat toys.

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Microchip at a young age

Home again microchip serviceMicrochipping is the best way to locate a lost pet. Shelters, humane societies, and veterinary hospitals regularly use scanners to identify found pets and contact their families. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, programmed with an ID number, and is injected under your pet’s skin, usually in the scruff of the neck. The Home Again Microchip Identification System recovers a lost pet in the U.S. every 7 minutes and operates 24/7.