On Thanksgiving Day I was approached by a neighbor who clearly knew how passionate I am about animals. She had rescued two kittens from the street and asked would I take one, and in true animal lover fashion I couldn't pass up the chance to save an innocent life. For the purpose of this post I wanted to highlight some tips and techniques someone could and should use when taking in a kitten, especially if he/she is under the age of 8 weeks (as mine is).
|Provides the nutrients kitty would normally receive from mother's milk|
Try not to take too long during the bathing process, and use warm water so kitty doesn't fall into hypothermia. After thoroughly rinsing him/her I found the blow dryer (on a low setting) was very beneficial to the drying process. Keeping your kitten wrapped up in a dry towel after the bath will soothe and help keep it warm.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the New Addition post, which will help guide you in completing the necessary steps to making your kitten comfortable in it's new home!