At OlliePets we know that your kitten’s wellbeing is very important to you, which is why we provide such a large range of top-quality, specialised kitten healthcare products. Here you’ll find lots of useful products to help you ensure that your kitten is always in great health.
Bringing a new kitten home
The first few hours after bringing any cat home can really affect how well they accept their new life. First and foremost, be prepared to be patient and never attempt to rush your kitten into doing things they may not be ready for. Being creatures of habit, a change of environment is always stressful for a cat, so it will often take a few weeks for them to gradually settle and feel safe in their new home. Before collecting your kitten, set aside a dedicated, secure room. This area should include their food and water bowls, litter tray and ideally something that smells familiar that they have previously put their own scent on. It is best not to leave a kitten alone until they have settled. Provide them with a warm, secure bed at ground level – a cardboard box will do. Once they’ve had a look around, show them where their litter tray, bowls and bed are by gently tapping these items. They may feel a little unsettled if they are used to living with their mother and siblings, so when you are not there, a soft toy or low-volume radio might help them feel at ease.
Diffuser & Refill
reduce conflict (48ml)
Oral Hygiene Gel (70g)
Refill (3 x 48ml)
Spot On Wormer
YuMOVE Joint Supplement (60 caps)
Cystease urinary Tract Supplement (30caps)
PlaqueOff Powder for Cats (40g)
Introducing your kitten to others in the household
Kittens and children
Although kittens are more fragile and injured more easily than adult cats, they can still be a suitable pet for children providing there are careful measures in place to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. Growing up with a pet can be an extremely rewarding experience for any youngster.
Many children regard their cat as their best friend and it is through this friendship that important lessons are learned in trust, empathy, care and love, which help children become responsible and caring adults. When choosing a kitten, look for one that is responsive, energetic and happy to approach. Don’t allow any encounters that hurt or frighten the kitten as
it may lead to a negative association and the kitten may grow up to resent being handled.
Kittens and cats
Introducing unfamiliar cats and kittens should be done very slowly and there is no guarantee that they will peacefully cohabit. This process can be helped by providing separate bowls and litter trays in a variety of different places in the home to avoid conflict and competition. If cats are forced together too quickly, it may lead to lifelong conflict and stress which is difficult to resolve – first impressions are all important.