Owner’s guide to raising a kitten

There are many things that you should consider when you purchase a kitten and bring it home. Reveal pet food has put together a helpful owner's guide to raising a kitten.

Congratulations on your new furry bundle of joy! Taking care and raising a kitten can be a daunting experience, especially if it’s your first time. There are many things that you should consider when you purchase a kitten and bring it home. Reveal pet food has put together a helpful guide on how to successfully raise a kitten.

Find a good vet

Ensuring that your kitten’s health is in top condition should be a top concern for you as a new kitten owner/parent! Just as you would enrol your child with your local doctor’s surgery, you should do the same with your kitten – after all, you want to ensure that your kitten has a healthy start to life.

By visiting the vet with your kitten and taking him or her for regular check-ups, you can make sure that your new feline friend receives the injections that all kittens must have from a young age. These injections are important, since they will work to protect your kitten against any nasty infections and viruses. 

The physical contact that your kitten will receive from the vet can also be important The extra handling from the vet can make your kitten more comfortable with being touched, which will be of great benefit to everyone throughout your cat’s life.

Additionally, your vet can advise on many other aspects of your kitten’s health, such as worming, flea treatment, and neutering. Neutering is often something that many new cat owners invest in to prevent overpopulation and any further reproductive health problems. 

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Create a safe space for your kitten

It is relatively common for kittens to hide when they arrive in their new home. Often they feel very overwhelmed and surprised by their new surroundings. Before bringing your kitten home, it’s worth ensuring that there are plenty of cosy hiding places for your kitten to discover.

This will allow your kitten a chance to explore their surroundings, as well as giving them time to adjust and feel comfortable in their new home. If you’re struggling with inspiration for safe spaces for your kitten, try placing cardboard boxes with doors cut out or paper bags in the corner of the room – most kittens will sneak inside to feel secure. 

One important tip that Reveal can give you for your kitten is to resist excessive cuddling when they first arrive home. You want to give your kitten time to settle in and feel comfortable in their new home. Try not to overcrowd your kitten. You want your kitten to venture over to you for attention. This tact will also prove useful for when your cat is older. By raising your kitten this way, you should have an open and friendly cat. 

Kitten supplies for new owners - everything you need right here

Just as you would prepare for a newborn baby, every new cat owner/parent should make sure that they stock up on all of the necessary kitten supplies! You want to ensure that your kitten thrives in their new home, so Reveal has  put together an essential list of the most important items that you will need for your new feline friend. 

  • Scratching post
  • A cat carrier - an essential purchase for those important trips to the vet
  • Food & water bowls
  • Kitten treats
  • Kitten toys
  • Litter tray (including actual litter and a litter scoop)
  • A kitten bed
  • Feline calming diffusers
  • Grooming brushes
  • Collar with an ID tag (it is important to put your number on your kitten’s collar in case your kitten goes on an adventure and gets lost)

If you want to make your new addition feel comfortable and settled in their new home, it’s worth investing in as many of the above products as possible, since they will most likely encourage your kitten to feel at home.

Establish a healthy diet for your feline friend

When looking for the best kitten food on the market for your feline friend, you should consider Reveal. Every Reveal recipe contains limited ingredient cat food. That means you can virtually count the ingredients on one hand, providing reassurance that your cat is eating only natural kitten food.

Reveal cat food is ethically sourced, healthy and, above all, tastes amazing. We like to be transparent with our customers, since we know how much your pets mean to you. So we’ve made sure that our cat food pots come in transparent packaging to allow you to see that the food inside is made with 100% natural ingredients, including chicken breast and tuna fillets. Only the best for the new addition to your family! 

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