Remember that kittens are baby cats, so you need to kitten-proof your house, just as you would baby-proof for a new baby. Although kittens do not tend to chew on things as much as puppies, it is still a good idea to protect your kitten from dangerous objects. Keep cords, wires and toxins out of reach of your kitten.

Small objects that can be swallowed may result in choking or obstruction in the intestines and should be kept out of reach. For example, many cat toys are attached to strings and can be dangerous if swallowed, therefore, these toys should only be used while supervised.

Kittens are often enamoured by house plants but some can be toxic to kittens, especially lilies. If you have plants, please check that they are not toxic and check again if you plan to bring any new plants in.

Cats do not tolerate medications the same as humans, so never give any medication to your cat without the advice of your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about which food and treats are best for your kitten.

There are many dangers in the outside world, and spending time outside can decrease their lifespan by quite a bit. Enriching your cat’s indoor environment can help them live long, healthy lives. Some of the problems that we see in outdoor cats are bite wounds, other traumatic wounds, being hit by car, infections, toxins and more.