Birth To Weaning

Articles about the care of kittens from birth to the end of the weaning process

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  • * At What Age Should Kittens Go To a New Home?
    Sometimes buyers want to take a kitten far too early. There are some simple things you can explain to them in order for them to understand why they need to wait until the kitten is the best age to go to its new home.
    February 2001

  • * Clipping Teeth
    Occasionally as a kitten grows, its jaw will go 'off' ... and its bite will be crooked. While this often corrects with time, the kitten's baby canine teeth can prevent or interfere with the re-alignment process. There is an answer to the problem - clipping the canines.
    April 2002

  • * Dewclaws on the Hind Legs
    Occasionally a kitten will be born with dewclaws on its hind legs.
    January 2003

  • * Early Neuter Spay
    Neutering or Spaying Kittens before the age of 4 months is safe and comes with great advantages for the responsible cat breeder.
    July 2004

  • * First Twelve Weeks
    The first 12 weeks of a kitten's life are the most critical in it development.
    April 2007

  • * Kittens On Carpeting
    How do you raise a litter of kittens from birth to weaning on a carpeted floor?
    March 2017

  • * Poopy Butt
    Poopy Butt is an unscientific (but very descriptive) term that refers to the condition that happens when a kitten develops a ball of feces that sticks to the hair of its rear end, often covering the anus and preventing the kitten from defecating properly.
    February 2011

  • * Ready To Go To A New Home
    When the time approaches for a kitten to leave its breeder, there are things you can do that will help prepare the kitten for the change and help to make the transition go as smoothly as possible . . .
    April 2013

  • * Ready To Wean
    How do you know when your kittens are ready to wean? Is a when they turn 6 weeks old? Is it when their mom rejects them? Or is there some other sign to watch for that indicates the kittens are ready for solid food?
    October 2012

  • * Runt of the Litter
    Why is there sometimes a smaller kitten in a litter? Can it be prevented? Will the kitten always be smaller?
    July 2015

  • * Separate Litter Boxes For Mom And Her Kittens
    Do you know that if you provide separate litter boxes for your mom-cat and her kittens, it is one way you may have healthier kittens? Do you know how to stop kittens from using their mother's litter box? And visa-versa? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
    December 2012

  • * Stages of Kitten Growth & Development
    This article includes an easy-to-understand chart showing the different stages of development of a kitten from birth to weaning at 4 months.
    January 2001

  • * Weaning Your Kittens
    Shortly after they reach five to six weeks of age, it is time for most kittens to switch from their mother's milk and start on solid food. Weaning can be a stressful time for the kittens, both physically and mentally. Learn how you can make it easier for the kittens to make this diet transition.
    August 2016

  • * When Weaning Kittens Won't Eat
    At weaning time occasionally a kitten will be totally uninterested in trying solid food. What can you do to encourage the kitten to eat?
    June 2017

 

 

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