How to CARE for a KITTEN – Food, Education and Health

How to Care for a Kitten: Food, Education, and Health

[Intro Music] Welcome to our channel! Adopting a kitten is a wonderful experience, but kittens are sensitive creatures that need special care for proper development. In today’s video, we’ll cover everything you need to know to look after a kitten. If you find this video helpful, please give it a thumbs up, leave a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe for more tips on pet care.

Preparing for Your Kitten’s Arrival

Before your kitten arrives, it’s crucial to prepare. This will help your kitten adapt quickly and foster a positive relationship between you two.

  1. Separate Areas: Place the food dish, water bowl, and litter box in different areas. If you have multiple cats, ensure each one has its own litter box to avoid conflicts.
  2. Cleanliness: Regularly clean all utensils and refresh the water.
  3. Scratcher: Get a scratcher to prevent your cat from damaging furniture. Check the description for more info on scratchers.
  4. Bed and Nest: Provide a quiet bed and a separate nest for hiding when they need peace.

Feeding Your Kitten

For kittens younger than one month, visit a veterinarian to get artificial kitten formula, which will be their sole diet. It’s vital not to separate kittens from their mother unless absolutely necessary as they need colostrum and breast milk for immunity.

  • Weaning: After two months, start weaning them onto solid food with small portions of wet food or kitten-specific pâté.
  • Dry Food Transition: Gradually transition to dry food by wetting it slightly at first.

The best age to adopt a kitten is at three months, when they are weaned, immunized, and have learned essential behaviors from their mother.

Types of Food

There are various types of feed for kittens, each with its pros and cons. You can choose between commercial products and homemade diets. Consult a vet for regular check-ups to rule out parasites and nutritional deficiencies.


Socialization is crucial for kittens. A well-socialized kitten will integrate better with other cats and humans, preventing fear and aggression. Continue socializing your kitten by exposing them to different people, objects, sounds, and environments.


Brushing your kitten not only keeps their fur clean but also strengthens your bond. Use different types of brushes depending on their fur length.

Environmental Enrichment

Prevent problem behaviors and stimulate your kitten’s intelligence with:

  • Intelligence Games: Use food-dispensing toys or catnip.
  • Physical Activity: Encourage exercise with tunnels, cat trees, or placing treats in high places.

Health Care

Deworming is essential, especially if your kitten goes outside or interacts with other animals. Start deworming at 1.5 months and continue as recommended by your vet.

  • Vaccinations: Begin the vaccination schedule at two months. The first vaccine is the feline trivalent, which needs an annual booster.


Most importantly, love your kitten! They thrive on affection and will become your best friend given the chance.

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