Firstly, have her spayed. It is accepted that early de-sexing is not only safe but desirable. The kitten shows a lot fewer after effects and bounces back very quickly.
Vaccinations: 6 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks. Then an annual booster after that.
Worming: every two weeks until kitten is 12 weeks, then once a month until 6 months and then every three months after that.
But if you use a product such as Revolution the fleas and worms are seen to in one "spot on" dose monthly.
Dry food - check list of ingredients and make sure the first listed ( so the largest percentage) is meat. And that it is a "complete" food. Good quality dry food is better for teeth and gums and overall health.
Wet food, don't feed kittens tinned casserole as it can lead to tummy upsets.
If you choose to suppliment the dry food with meat, chicken, pork or beef is best.
Do NOT give the kitten milk, cats are lactose intolerant and milk can cause intestinal problems. The don't need any milk, as they are now weaned. Water is the best.
When you get the kitten home, keep it shut in a "safe" room with its litter box, food, water and bedding. Allow it out after a day or so but make sure it is supervised. Kittens are like children and if they need to toilet they need to go NOW and if they are allowed free run of the house, they will get lost and forget where the tray is. After about a week kitten should have the layout of the house.
Allow the kitten to sleep - that is when they do their growing. Kittens play hard and sleep hard.
Don't let kitten out until it is about 6 months old. At that age it is big enough to fend for itself and run and climb away from danger. When you first let it out, supervise and when it wants back in, let it back in. Each day it will like to venture put a bit longer.
Bring it back in at night, The kitten will have a longer and safer life.
Most of all, have fun with the kitten. It will give you lots of love.
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