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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 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 are 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. 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 a personal health record for you to show your vet and he 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. 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.
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 offer both and 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, Tourine, and Omega's. A small pinch of each is all he needs. I like to substitute goat yogurt for the probiotics if it's available. I also put a small dollop of organic pumpkin 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 Catit water fountain with a 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.
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 put a drop of Young Living Calming drops behind each ear prior to putting kitten in the carrier. I add YEOW catnip in the back corner and place a soft blanket inside to cuddle up on. 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.
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 to have him shaved. Caution, sometimes the hair does not grow back the same! When grooming your kitten, do it in short sessions and be very easy so you don't hurt him. 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 Young Living pet shampoo. Contact me for Young Living information. Be sure the water is not too hot and provide a skid free pad for him to stand on. Rinse well!!! 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. 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, 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 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 literally gone! One Robot is good for 3-4 cats and you NEVER scoop again! Worth every penny!! You will love it. I teach my kittens to use them from the beginning. I was so impressed with this company, I became a representative. If you have any questions regarding the Litter Robot, feel free to contact me! Also, should you decide you need this in your life, I can give you $25 OFF when you visit my personal link. 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
*Catit water fountain
*stay dry pad and carrier
*Feliway spray or plugins
*freshly grown catnip
*Young Living calming drops
*Dawn dishwashing liquid followed by Young Living Pet Shampoo
*round cotton pads to clean the eyes with warm water. One for each eye and one to dry.
*Thieves all natural Young Living cleaner
*Worlds Best Cat litter
*long tooth metal comb
*pet clippers and thinning shears
*Young Living cat treats--
*heating pad and blanket
*Soft Claws colored nail caps
*Heating pad to snuggle up on
I represent these two companies because I LOVE the products and owners ask what I use.
*LitterRobot --click on the link for $25 OFF
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