Getting a new kitten is so exciting! I know this because we just added two new critters to our family. Roger and Marla are brother and sister and boy are they a handful! I thought it’d be a great idea to share my experience, and hopefully help out other new kitten parents in the process. I hope you enjoy the video below and for more information of keeping your new kitten happy and healthy, click here >>
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
Kitten Home Safety Tips
It is imperative that a kitten owner realize that kittens are extremely inquisitive by nature and love to explore.
So it’s important for a kitten owner to make their home environment as safe as is possible until the kittens begin to mature.
Home safety tips for kitten owners begins with a walk-through of the owner’s residence in order to assess the risks that are present to a kitten’s health.
This should be an in depth and objective view of the dangers that are present, written down on paper.
Electrical cords, household cleaners, chemicals, and medications all pose a significant risk to kittens. They should be eliminated from common areas to prevent injury.
Small items that present choking hazards such as a child’s toys and heavy household items must be stored in a secure location.
You can distract your new pet with toys of their own. This will entertain them and help you keep track of them.
Remember that kittens are rather delicate creatures. Therefore, it does not take much in the way of trauma to cause severe injury.
After assessing your home and implementing the appropriate changes your home should be relatively “kitten-proofed”.
But there is one last safety tip for kitten owners that is possibly the most important.
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- National Fire Protection Association, "Fire Loss in the United States in 2018"
- National Safety Council, "Choking Prevention and Rescue Tips"
- National Capital Poison Center, "Poison Statistics National Data 2018"
- Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Window Covering Cords Information Center"
- Lifesaving Resources, "Bathtub Drownings: Beware of the Hazards and Risks to Young Children"
- World Health Organization, "Burns"
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