It’s a great feeling when you first bring your cute little kitten home for the first time. For the rest of their life they’re going to look to you for food, water, comfort and affection much like a child does. When you find yourself wondering how you’re going to coax them into litter box training, how to stop them from tearing your $ 5000 worth of furniture up, or what to do when they look ill — you want to be able to get some helpful “kitten advice” to keep your kitty happy.

Litter box training and food selection seem to be the two most common questions among kitten owners. Look below for some useful kitten advice that can help make your life easier:

Litter box training

Most kittens will need nothing more than to have you put them in the litter every once in a while. You don’t want to wait until they use your living room rug as a bathroom and at the same time the kitten isn’t going to tell you they need to go. Either put them in a closed room for most of the first day you have them, with the litter box. Most cats will be naturally drawn to the litter, are extremely intelligent and won’t forget to use their box after their first use.

Finding the right food

Cats have delicate digestive systems. One of the best kinds of kitten advice you’ll ever get is to start them off with a nutritious “human grade” cat food right from the start and keep feeding them that same food until they’re adults. Any kitten or cat will thrive being fed the same diet consistently, along with occasional cat treats. You may have to experiment until you find out what your kitten likes to eat, so get a few sample packs from wherever you’re going to get your food and see what they prefer the most.

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