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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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