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Kitten Care Lincoln NE

Although cats are known for being more self sufficient compared to dogs, kittens are probably an entirely different matter—especially if you plan to keep as pets. Dogs are easily amiable, and it is rather easy to turn them into pets that will be loyal to its owners, cats and kittens, most especially, are different.

PETCO
(402) 484-7511
4701 O Street
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(402) 420-1755
5450 South 56th Street
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Pawtastic Grooming
(402) 325-8657
3939 North 48th Street #105
Lincoln, NE
 
All About Dogs
(402) 805-4052
2295 S 48th St
Lincoln, NE
 
Sneaky Pete Homemade Dog Treats
(402) 617-3144
7510 Exbury Rd.
Lincoln, NE
Products
Homemade Dog Treats
Hours
Online
Prices and/or Promotions
$7.00 per bag, $4.00 1/2 order

PetSmart
(402) 438-1133
5200 N 27th St
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(402) 421-7012
2801 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 8:00-6:00

PetSmart
(402) 438-1133
5200 NORTH 27TH STREET
LINCOLN, NE

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Pet Doctor
(402) 464-9448
200 N 66TH St Ste 211
Lincoln, NE

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PetSmart
(402) 421-7012
2801 PINE LAKE RD
LINCOLN, NE

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Kitten Care

Although cats are known for being more self sufficient compared to dogs, kittens are probably an entirely different matter—especially if you plan to keep as pets. Dogs are easily amiable, and it is rather easy to turn them into pets that will be loyal to its owners, cats and kittens, most especially, are different. You really need to train them so they’ll be accustomed to you. Cats cannot become quite as friendly as dogs (which is why it is the canine that earns the nickname “man’s best friend”), but this doesn’t mean they cannot become great pets. Proper kitten care will ensure that you can turn these feline in the pets you have always wanted to have.

Interaction

Cats and kittens are not the most touchy-feely pets; in fact, if you let them be, they’ll end up sneering at you, especially when they are not accustomed to your presence. Therefore, one of the first things you should do as a pet owner is to interact with your kittens immediately. This way, as the kitten grows up, it becomes more and more accustomed to you. The kitten will be friendly and will long for your companionship. When kittens are left alone, it wouldn’t take long before they become inaccessible. Again, this is because of their reclusive nature. Obviously, there is a way to break this reclusive feline behavior, but it has to be done as soon as possible. Petting the kitten frequently can definitely improve its general disposition and should be considered a standard when it comes to pet care.

Interaction with the kittens includes playing with the kittens. This is important for several reasons, and not just for the sake of interaction. For one, playing with the kittens helps them get used to the sensation of human touch. Many kittens tend to be violent when touched by humans because it is something they are not used to. However, if you play with them during their first fourth to eight month after being born, they become accustomed to it—not just the playing, but also the contact. This is a great way to prevent your kittens or cats from being feral when interaction with other people. Also, playing with your kittens gives them the chance to adjust to surroundings.

Should you let the kittens interact with other people? The answer is very simple: yes. This way, as with the previous activities, it will be able to adjust the next time it encounters humans in the surroundings. This may also be a good time to correct certain behaviors, especially the ones concerned with how the kitten interacts with other people. Of course, correcting the kitten is something you can outside this activity.

And speaking of interaction, many sources say that it is better to have at least two kittens, rather than just one. Is this true? The answer is obvious: although it could help, it’s not exactly absolutely necessary. Again, the purpose of this interaction is to let the kitten become accustomed to his environment, living space, and living situation. If they are not from the same litter, a kitten may not take so kindly to other kittens, hence dispelling the purpose of having two kittens.

Lastly, as early as possible, you should teach your kitten the routine of its new life, so to speak. For instance, you should groom the kitten as early as physically possible, so it wouldn’t cause you any trouble when it grows up. Grown cats are hard to groom because they have their own system of grooming—and the physical intrusion required for grooming is not something they are accustomed too. If you plan to have your cat groomed professional, as what you might already expect, you should bring the kitten to groomer immediately. If you are going to groom the kitten yourself, it should be easier, although it is something you do need to slowly and carefully. Any kind of pain and discomfort the kitten feels can serve as a disadvantage to you later on. Make the kitten feel as ease. As long as this is so, and as long as the kitten trusts you, any grooming procedures should be a snap.

Besides grooming, you need to teach your kitten to use the kitty litter. This is an essential part of pet care—unless you can live your life dealing with cat droppings and dirt everywhere. The kitty litter should be placed in a secluded area, far enough to separate it from the kitten’s usual roaming ground but close enough for the kitten’s convenience. Experts say you should never let the cat roam unless it learns how to use the kitty litter. The best way to teach the use of the litter is by force of habit. Once you see it on the verge of doing its thing, carry the kitten to the litter. With this, it will become accustomed to doing it on the litter that it will do just that every time.

Also, during the first one month of the kitten, you should correct its behavior through various means—such as your voice or through corrective teaching. For instance, do not encourage rough play when you play with your kitten. When it grows up, it can lead to more serious actions, such as biting and scratching. Kittens and cats can actually detect the tone of your voice, so a simple “no” (or similar) can dissuade a cat or kitten from doing something, such as biting or rough playing.

Lastly, pet care—it is important that you take your kittens to the veterinarian as soon as possible in order to detect any problems immediately. Regularly check your kitten for any pet care and health trouble signs in areas such as the ears, eyes, mouth, and skin/fur. Feed your kittens the right food; consult your vet about what your kittens should eat or feed it formulated food to make sure it gets the proper nutrients.

In any case, it’s very obvious that kittens are pretty much like humans, so they deserve ample attention and care.