There is a good reason that most kids are given pets nowadays. If you
have never raised a living thing before, you can't possibly imagine the
responsibility. You certainly can't raise a child before you have raised
a kitten, puppy, or something else of that nature. Nonetheless, even with
a kitten, there is a great bit of responsibility. A good pet store will
tell you all about proper cat care. They will tell you when to feed them,
how to train them, what the different sounds they make mean, and all the
rest. Even so, caring for kittens is bound to bring up some issues you
have never considered before.
This is especially true if you have newborn kittens. People who really
care for kittens don't recommend adopting them before a certain age, but
in reality they are often given away almost as soon as their eyes open.
In these situations, caring for kittens can be especially difficult.
Newborn kittens are prone to get diseases. They are emotionally and
physically very fragile, and need to be protected from any kind of shock.
Older pets, children, and even family members who mean well can do
irreparable harm to these young animals.
Ideally, if you are caring for kittens, you will do so with a support
group. Having someone who can give you advice about the proper care for
cats is almost invaluable. There are a number of cat care books, and they
can be an excellent place to start. They can give you a lot of basic
information, and save you the time searching for an expert to tell you
what you could read on your own. Nevertheless, caring for kittens
requires at least the expert advice of a veterinarian. After all, there's
nothing worse than not knowing what is wrong with your pet and being able
to do nothing to help it.
Of course, a lot about caring for kittens is actually about caring for
yourself. Cats are animals, and they have all the problems that animals
have. You need to deodorize the cat litter, change it frequently, and
take care that the cats don't make a mess around the house. This means
that you have to either declaw them or teach them not to claw up the
furniture, as well as making sure that they are not coughing up hairballs
In hidden corners. As you can imagine, mastering all of these things can
be a chore, but it is chore that is well worth it.