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You Have a New Feline Friend...Now What?

If you adopted a kitten, you’re in for a wild ride! Kittens are full of energy and will play with anything, including things that could potentially cause them harm. Here are some important tips on “kitten-proofing” your home:

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Use childproof latches to keep little paws from prying open cabinets.
Place medications, cleaners, and laundry supplies on high shelves or behind closed doors.
Keep the toilet lid closed to prevent drowning or drinking of harmful cleaning chemicals.

Living/Familv Room

Place dangling wires from lamps, VCRs, televisions, stereos, and phones out of reach.
Check all of those corners where your vacuum cleaner doesn’t fit, but your kitten does, for dangerous items.
Move common houseplants — which can be dangerous — out of reach.

Garage

Move all chemicals to high shelves or cabinets.
Clean up all antifreeze from the floor and driveway — one taste can be deadly for a kitten.
Keep all sharp objects and tools out of reach.

Read on for important tips on easing the transition for your family’s newest member!

Keep your new friend inside! Indoor cats live much longer and have healthier lives than cats that are allowed to roam.
If you have at least one cat at home already, be sure to add a new litter box especially for your new addition.
It may take your cat several weeks, or even months, to fully adjust to her new surroundings. Be patient!
Be sure to outfit your new companion with a collar and ID tag. Even if your cat will live indoors, an ID tag could be her ticket home if she slips through an open door or window.
Schedule a complete veterinary exam for your feline as soon as possible. Regular veterinary check-ups can help your pet live a longer, happier life.
Make sure to spend plenty of “quality time” with your cat. Play a favorite game at least once a day or make up a new one!

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