We have all had to deal with kitty’s look of disbelief as they sit next to a ‘half empty’ bowl. Cat owners are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that small oversights could have big consequences on Fluffy’s way of life. Even the most loving pet parent might slack off and take kitty’s presence for granted at some point. But you don’t really want to upset Fluffy, do you? So here are 10 things you should NOT do to Fur Ball.
- Do not let your kitten run out of fresh water. Serve water preferably in a stainless steel or crockery bowl as plastic can cause acne and greasy chins.
- Do not make any sudden unnecessary changes to your kitten diet as it could cause problems such as digestive disorders. We recommend Royal Canin British Shorthair Kitten or Royal Canin British Shorthair for your adult cat (older than 1 year) and Felix As Good as it Looks wet food for breakfast and dinner.
- Do not give your cat or kitten milk – it will give them the runs.
- Do not punish a new kitten for an ‘accident’. This only increases the youngster’s anxiety and the likelihood of it happening again.
- Do not put the kitten’s litter tray near its food or in a busy area. Choose a permanent quiet area away from noise.
- Do not expose your cat to the following: Lilies, (exposure can cause fatal kidney damage), grapes and raisins (can cause kidney damage), onions, tomatoes and mushrooms (can also cause problems), raw fish (too much raw fish can cause health problems), liver (too much liver can overload their system with vitamin A and cause bone problems).
- Do not leave plastic bags, foam, open dustbin, iron or any dangerous objects around.
- Do not give table scraps during your meal or the kitten will get used to begging and stealing from the table.
- Do not adopt a kitten under 2 months. They will be more fragile and difficult to educate.
- Do not use human shampoo when washing your kitten – it may be toxic to them. Use Kitten shampoo instead such as Burt’s Bess Hypoallergenic Shampoo for Cat.