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  • Kittens - Feeding, Training and Grooming

  • Gestation Period for Cats

    If your female cat is usually in heat for an extended period of time (usually about two weeks), but goes out of heat suddenly in the middle of mating season, there is a possibility that she is pregnant. Pregnancy is the only thing that can stop a female cat's strange "in heat" behaviors.

    • When Should I Spay or Neuter my Cat

      While many veterinarians in private practice are most comfortable performing surgery after a kitten has grown and matured a bit, under some circumstances, spaying and neutering as early as eight weeks of age is appropriate.

    • When Do Kittens Lose Their Baby Teeth

      At two weeks of age kittens will have 12 incisors. By 4 weeks of age 4 canine teeth appear. Kittens at six weeks of age will have 12 incisors and by 8 months they will have 10 premolars. By six weeks of age all 26 of your kitten’s teeth should be visible.

    • Weaning a Kitten

      While nursing, a kitten gets essential nutrients and antibodies from the mother's milk (colostrum). The just-born cat has to drink milk in order to grow and become strong enough to venture out on its own at some point. When kittens reach a certain age, usually about four weeks old, it's time to start thinking about weaning them.

    • When Can Kittens be Weaned

      Experts suggest that you start to wean a kitten at about a month to six weeks old. At that age, they usually will have developed incisors and an appetite for meat.

    • When Do Kittens Open Their Eyes

      When do kittens open their eyes? When they're good and ready! But really, this is determined by nature. The length of time can vary, as some brand new kittens will be able to see as soon as a day after birth.

    • Training a Kitten To Use a Litter Box

      Cats normally learn how to use a litter box from the mother. Cats don't even start going to the bathroom on their own until two or three weeks after birth. At about a month old, the mother will guide the kittens to the litter box, use it, and the kittens will copy.

    • Skittish Kittens

      Normal cats have come to trust and understand humans - they understand the purpose of humans and the role that humans play in their environment. Skittish cats have a general distrust for humans. They look at people as giant monsters.

    • Preventing Aggression In Kittens

      Aggression can be displayed in excessive fighting and hunting of the other kittens and other cats in the house, especially when the kitten doesn't know when to stop and the fighting gets to the point where blood is drawn.

    • Gestation Period for Cats

      If your female cat is usually in heat for an extended period of time (usually about two weeks), but goes out of heat suddenly in the middle of mating season, there is a possibility that she is pregnant. Pregnancy is the only thing that can stop a female cat's strange "in heat" behaviors.

    • Determining the Sex Of A Kitten

      It's important to note that both male and female kittens will have nipples, just as is the case with male humans. The male nipples don't serve any purpose (male cats cannot give milk) but experts say that this is because all cats start off as "females" in the birth canal. Sex is determined later on in the development of the fetus.

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