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Cat Care: Shopping for Kitten Supplies

www.purina.com http When you are adopting your first cat, there are important kitten supplies you should have before bringing your new pet home. Items such as a carrier, litter box, toys and food will help ease the transition. The Kitten Connection features Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist and Purina Cat Chow Mentor Dr. Karen Sueda. Learn more about pets on The Purina Network www.youtube.com/thepurinanetwork and www.petcentric.com (v/o) The Kitten Connection featuring Dr. Karen Sueda brought to you by Purina Kitten Chow. (Karen) Hi! Im veterinarian and Purina Cat Chow Mentor Doctor Karen Sueda. Bringing a new kitten home is exciting for the whole family. But there are a few things youll want to get ahead of time to make this important transition as fun and enriching as possible for your new feline family member. It all starts with a trip to your local pet supply store! The first thing youll need is a carrier its a must for transporting your kitten home and to and from the veterinarians office. It also gives her a sense of security. Make sure its large enough so she can stand up and turn around. Once you get home, leave the carrier out and let her get familiar with it. You may even want to place some toys or kibble inside to encourage her to enter. That will make being in the carrier a more pleasant experience. Youll also need a litter box and litter. I cover this in more depth in another video in this series. Heres a quick recap: get a manageable size for your new

Cat Care: Introducing a New Kitten to Your Other Pets

www.purina.com http Bringing a new kitten home can be stressful for your existing pets as well as for your new kitten. With proper introductions, you can get your kitten and existing pets off on the right foot. The Kitten Connection features Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist and Purina Cat Chow Mentor Dr. Karen Sueda. Learn more about pets on The Purina Network www.youtube.com/thepurinanetwork and www.petcentric.com (v/o) The Kitten Connection featuring Dr. Karen Sueda brought to you by Purina Kitten Chow. (Karen) Hi! Im veterinarian and Purina Cat Chow Mentor Doctor Karen Sueda. Bringing a kitten home is a fantastic adventure for everyone, but it can be a little stressful on existing pets and your new kitten. With careful, controlled introductions, we can get your kitten and your existing pets off on the right foot. If you already have an existing cat or dog, theyll probably exhibit a combination of curiosity and defensiveness toward the new kitten. Dont worry. This is a normal reaction to the strange new playmate youve just brought home. At first, make your introductions through a closed door. Sounds funny, but theyre getting to know each other through smell and sound. This helps your new kitten to adjust without becoming overwhelmed, and helps the other pets begin to process theres a new addition. Once theyve had a little time to sniff each other out, you can begin to make the introductions carefully and with supervision. Have a few kibbles on hand to reinforce

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