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Taking your new Persian kitten home can be very exciting! Hopefully, by sharing my experiences with you, the transition will be easier for you and your new kitten.
We strive to be a natural homeopathic, organic, and grain-free cattery! We are firm believers in good products that work. The products I use are the best I have found.
YOUR NEW KITTY IS HOME:
Persians are indoor cats ONLY, although some like to walk on a leash if taught as a kitten to do so. They will depend on you to take good care of them and protect them from harm.
Having said that...
When you're done doting over your new kitten, place him in a small area in your home with food and water and allow kitten to come out of the carrier when he is ready to explore. The carrier will serve as his temporary safe place and a heating pad on low placed inside is comforting. The biggest mistake people make is allowing them to roam the whole house instead of gradually introducing them over a period of a week or two!
Your kitten will be up to date on all vaccinations and parasite control. Depending on the age you purchase your kitten, he may need an additional vaccination and then a yearly booster vaccination. I will give you healthcare information for you to show your vet and he/she will know how to proceed. You will need to apply Revolution topically, on a monthly basis after his bath. Revolution is for deworming and fleas. I recommend Revolution because it also works for ear mites. Micro chipping can provide peace of mind should a door accidentally be left open. Micro chipping is very inexpensive and it's quick and easy to do. Note: Vaccinations for Feline Leukemia can cause Sarcoma at injection site. Weigh the risks before vaccinating for this. Do your research and make your own choice on this.
Your kitten will be eating a high quality kitten food when you take him home. I feed Royal Canin BabyCat canned and dry food, or Original Instinct Rabbit kitten canned and dry food. I like to mix it, but you can give them a choice. The important thing is that they like it and will eat it. Another important thing to remember is that if you change food, do so over a period of two weeks and gradually switch them over by mixing the foods together. I recommend adding supplements to WET FOOD ONLY. Persians should be supplemented daily with Probiotics, Lysine, and Tourine. Omega's are good to help during shedding season. A small pinch amount of each is plenty. I like to substitute goat yogurt for the probiotics, if it's available. I also put a small dollop of organic pure pumpkin and yogurt in with the wet food. They love pumpkin and it's good for them. For a nice treat and to encourage your kitten to drink, try freezing chicken or beef broth in ice cube trays and let it melt over the warm wet food. Persians need plenty of fresh water to help keep the kidneys functioning properly. I recommend a filtered ceramic water fountain (filter changed every 10 days) and distilled or filtered water. ALL of our adult cats have been genetically tested for PKD and they are all Negative. Unless there is reason to believe that your kitten is having issues, my vet said testing for FELV or FIV and PKD is not necessary.
Traveling with your new kitten can be fun and exciting! When I set up the carrier to transport the kittens, I always use a stay dry pad in the bottom, just in case. These pads work like a diaper and are very absorbent. I also spray the inside of the carrier with Feliway spray 20 minutes prior to departure. I give 4 drops of Rescue Remedy to help calm them prior to flight. I add YEOW catnip in the back corner and place a soft blanket inside to cuddle that has a familiar home smell. I have traveled all over the country delivering kittens and have yet to have any issues with meowing or accidents. The kittens travel pretty good if you talk to them and reassure them that they are okay. They also ride very well in the car and are happy to see a litter box in the back floorboard after a very long day of travel.
I recommend combing your kitten about 3 times per week, when he is sleepy. A long tooth metal comb works best. Be sure to comb the belly and back of the legs. I like to shave the belly and potty patch on my cats, and all the kittens get their potty patch shaved. The vet or groomer can help with this when you go for an annual exam and vaccinations. A lion cut is a refreshing break from grooming, and looks adorable if you decide you need a break from combing. Caution, sometimes the hair does not grow back the same. I have not experienced this yet though. When grooming your kitten, do it in short sessions and be very easy to keep it a pleasant experience. Make sure ALL tangles are gone before wetting the fur. I recommend bathing your kitten twice a month with Dawn blue dishwashing liquid, followed by your favorite pet shampoo. There are a lot of whitening shampoo's for the Chinchilla or white kitties. Be sure the water is not too hot and provide a skid free pad for him to stand on. Let him rest his front feet on the sink divider in the middle and only use a wash cloth on the face. Rinse well!!! Rinse again. Ha! Remember, ONE drop of water in the nose could cause pneumonia, so be careful not to get water in the face. Add ear drops (from vet) to dry and clean ears. After bath, DRY COMPLETELY to prevent matting. Be sure the blow dryer doesn't burn him and start drying the tail first, allowing him to hide his head in the towel. Hold him by the back of the neck if he is resisting. The more often you give him a bath when he is little, the easier it will be when he is older. Wet a cotton round pad with Bausch & Lomb eye cleanser (with boric acid) to wipe the eyes clean Daily.
Everyone that purchases a kitten from me signs a legal contract agreeing to have their kitten altered by 6 months of age. Cats are healthier and happier if they are altered. Not doing so can cause behavioral and health issues.
LITTER BOX INFORMATION:
When I started my cattery I bought several types of litter boxes and was never able to totally get rid of the smell or mess. Not to mention, I was spending a fortune constantly buying litter. Then I discovered the Litter Robot- WOW! What a difference!!! I can't say enough good things about this product. The amount of litter you will cut back on is incredible and the smell is literally gone! You use any type clumping litter and with the steps attached, the mess is basically gone!. One Robot is good for 3-4 cats and you NEVER scoop again! Worth every penny!! You will love it or you can return it. I teach my kittens to use them from the beginning. I was so impressed with this company, so I became a representative. If you have any questions regarding the Litter Robot, feel free to contact me. I have 7 of them. Also, should you decide you need this in your life, I can give you $25 OFF when you visit my personal link. The link is at the bottom of this page. Please ask for this link if you do not see it here>
*Revolution flea and parasite control
*Royal Canin BabyCat (wet and dry)
*Original Instinct rabbit kitten food
*Probiotics or goat yogurt (NO DAIRY)
*Tourine, Lysine, Omega's
*Ceramic (dishwasher safe) water fountain and spare filters for it.
*stay dry pad and carrier that is VERY secure
*Feliway spray or plug-ins
*freshly grown catnip
*A cat tree is a must have and will collect most of the lose fur from kitty.
*Dawn dishwashing liquid
*round cotton pads to clean the eyes with warm water or solution mentioed above. One pad for each eye and one to dry. Do not use the same pad on both eyes. The idea is to prevent cross contamination.
*Thieves all natural Young Living cleaner for any cleaning jobs.
*Worlds Best Cat litter or Paws and Claws clumping litter
*long tooth metal comb
*pet clippers and thinning shears in place of scissors.
*heating pad and blanket
*Soft Claws colored nail caps
*Rescue Remedy for calming
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