CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR KITTEN
IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED, THE WARRANTY IS NULL AND VOID!! There is no such thing as an instant relationship. Give it time, do NOT rush it!
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE
Put the kitten in the bathroom, NOT a bedroom, as follows:
Put the carrier in the bathroom. Set up the litter box,
Dry food filled to the top as well as bottled water.
NO tap water. Bottled or RO water only. (Do not expect them to eat the first night.)
Open the door of the carrier and let the kitten out with the bathroom door shut.
If you put them in a bedroom they will hide under the bed, and you and the kitten will not be happy!!!!!
Do not let the kitten out of the bathroom until the kitten has bonded with you, meaning it comes up to you and wants attention. When you go into the bathroom, do not try to grab the kitten to pet it. You will just scare it, and the bonding process will take longer!!!
Do not introduce it to any other pet until you have reached this point.
Then, when the kitten is ready, put one in the carrier and let the other one out side of the carrier and vice/ versa.
Feed a good quality dry and wet food. There are many, and the canned food that goes with it. We give our kittens Royal Canin Kitten food, and they seem to like it, and they have different foods for different stages in life.
I am sending along the dry food they are eating. Mix it with what you will get. Don’t change their food all at once or they will have the runs.
Dry food all the time! DO NOT DIET KITTENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Give the canned food morning and night only.
Start with a tablespoon of food. If they eat it all, give them more. If not eaten in 10 minutes, pick it up.
They tend to be dry food eaters, but they are babies, and you want them to eat as much as possible now.
If you have ANY QUESTIONS, CALL ME! Most vets are not pure breed specialists and do not know these cats!
Do not neuter or spay the kitten until at least 30 days after purchase. The stress of the move will suppress their immune system. Since you pick up most illnesses at a hospital, you do not want them going there with a suppressed immune system.
Doxycycline is being sent with the kitten. If it sneezes, coughs, or has eye problems, prepare the Doxycycline as follows: all packets in the bottle, mix with water (not tap), and give ½ CC twice a day for 10 days. Refrigerate. BUT CALL ME FIRST!
I am sending home dry food with these on it: Xtra Bloom Digest-Aid, Super Lysine, and Xtrabloom C1 (neutraceuticals) mixed together with the dry food I use. You should get these neutraceuticals BEFORE you receive the kitten. Take our bag of food, dump in a sealable container. Fill that bag with your food, add to the bowl. This is what they will get until gone, then transition to your own food.
Put this on the dry food and wet food every day. This is from www.bloomproductsllc.com (formerly kittybloom.com)
Please call and order these, and keep the kitten on them. They are great to boost immunity and good general health. Add an 1/8th of a teaspoon to the wet and dry food. MIX IT IN!
Some people want to introduce the new kitten to the vet after they get them. Where are sick animals kept? Where are most diseases picked up for humans? Well, it is in a hospital or a doctor’s office. It is very unwise to run an animal to the vet for at least a month after transition to a new home. If, at that point, you wish to risk it, do so, but, with that in mind, understand that you are putting your kitten at risk for an unnecessary illness. You really should wait until neutering or spaying for any introduction.
I recommend a neuter/spay clinic. They are less expensive, they see hundreds of cats a week, and that is all they do, so they are extremely well versed in this surgery.
Call me first before giving any of the medication. (602) 717-4830.
PLEASE SIGN BELOW THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW THEM. AGAIN, IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED, THE WARRANTY IS NULL AND VOID. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT I DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS OF ANY SORT. THE WARRANTY STATES THAT I WILL REPLACE ANY KITTEN WITHIN TWO YEARS THAT HAS A LIFE THREATENING OR LIFE ENDING GENETIC DEFECT.
REITERATION OF WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU BRING YOUR KITTEN HOME
1. Put the kitten in the bathroom (NOT ANY OTHER ROOM). Why? The first thing a new kitten will do is hide under the largest, heaviest piece of furniture that they can get under. This is not conducive to getting to know the cat. A bathroom has nothing they can hide under.
2. Place their carrier in the bathroom OPEN. Why? This gives them a hidey hole to go so they can feel safe in a strange situation.
3. Place a white towel or paper towel on the floor. Place a LEVELLED bowl of dry food and bowl of water on this towel. Why? This way, you will be able to see if they are eating and drinking (level of the food will be off, water will splash on the towel).
4. Have a litter box with CLAY litter for the kitten to use in the bathroom. Why? The kitten does not recognize any other materials as usable for a toilet since they are used to clay litter. If you wish to change the litter, mix some in with the clay gradually.
5. Do not reach and grab for your kitten. The kitten MUST come to you on their own. This may take 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months. Spend time with them, but let them make the approach. Why? You are a big, scary predator, and they have to feel comfortable with you. Grabbing them scares them and makes the bonding take longer.
6. Wet food morning and night. Place a tablespoon of wet food on a plate. If they eat it, offer more. If they have not touched it after 10 minutes, put it in the refrigerator and offer it to them in the evening. Some cats become exclusive dry food eaters as they age, but kittens need to have the choice.
7. When they have appropriately bonded, introduce them to the rest of the house slowly, not all at once. Once you know where you are going to keep the litter box, show the cat, they will not forget.
HOW DO I KEEP MY HOUSE FROM SMELLING LIKE CAT?
1. Get 3 litter pans. Fill each with an inch of litter. Stack up. Every two to three days remove the top tray, take it outside and dump it.
2. Clean the litter pan with bleach water and leave outside to air dry.
3. Why bother? It's not what is in the box that permeates a house. It's the box. People use clumping litter, liners, etc. They think this is cleaning the pan. Liners get torn, clumping litter does not get it all. Therefore, the plastic of the litter boxes absorb the urine. This is what people smell when they enter your house. By taking a few minutes every couple of days to clean the boxes, your house will never smell of cat.
4. Obviously, you can do as you wish in regards to maintaining litter. This method reduces cost (regular clay litter is cheap, under 5.00 for WalMart Special Kitty 25 lb bag). "Self Cleaning" litter boxes are expensive, and they only remove what's in the litter, they do not clean the box itself. Cats dig in the litter, so they tear through liners, thus allowing urine to soak into the box.
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