Kittens are absolutely adorable tiny balls of fur that can be a lot of fun. They are still a living breathing creature that needs attention and love and to be taken care of properly. Part of taking care of your new kitty is to keep your furry baby safe. This means providing a safe environment for your kitten and keeping a close eye on him. See below for some safety tips to keep your new kitten safe.
Kitten are tiny and can sometimes take a nap in the oddest of places, so it's important to keep an eye out and watch where you are walking. You could very easily step on your kitten, causing serious injury. Be sure to walk lightly and watch where you and your family are walking at all times. Also watch where you sit, kittens like small places to hide and can be hiding in your couch or recliner cushions. If you don't see your furry buddy, check your couches or recliner before sitting.
Introduce Housemates Slowly
If you have other pets in your home, it's important to introduce the new addition to your other pets, but do so slowly. Don't assume that your dog will be OK with the new fur buddy in your life, or that another cat will be OK with it either. Make introductions slowly, possibly keeping them separated for a few days, only letting them out together for short periods of time, until they both get used to one another. Also if you have small children, be sure they understand that the kitten needs to be handled gently. Never allow children to pick up your new kitten unless they are supervised while doing so.
Kitty Proof Your Home
Kittens and cats alike will put just about anything into their mouths, so things like rope, tinsel, and even Christmas lights should all be put out of reach, or put away. If these types of items are ingested, it could tangle in their intestines and cause some serious damage. Other things such as Easter lillies, may be poisonous to your kitten, and you should watch to be sure your kitten is not eating this or any other plants in your home.
Keep Kitty Inside
Your new furry pal won't make it in the wild, so keep your new kitten inside to prevent predators from attacking, or your buddy from running away. If you have a secure outdoor cat house, such as a window porch for your cat, you can allow your kitten to go inside while supervised, just in case, but otherwise, keep your kitten inside the house.
Your kitten is relying on you to keep him safe at all times. Be sure to keep a watchful eye on him, and give him the love and attention he deserves. If necessary, consider kitty daycare to keep him safe while you're at work.