To give your kitten the best start in life, play with them, handle them gently and spend as much time with them as you can.
To make their life as comfortable as possible, you'll need a few basic items:
• a warm, draught-free, cat bed, igloo or basket, lined with warm soft bedding • two unbreakable bowls for food and water • premium kitten food • cat litter, litter tray & litter scoop • a light collar (and lead if you're considering walking your kitten) • an identification tag for name and phone number
Puppies are vulnerable to illness as their immune system develops, so vaccination is a must. The recommended vaccination schedule for puppies starts at 6-8 weeks of age. There are then one or two booster vaccinations in subsequent weeks.
The vets at Best Friends recommend annual booster vaccinations to provide the best protection throughout the life of your dog.
As the weather finally warms up and daylight hours increase, your pet will start losing their Winter coat. Shedding hair is a natural process for most dog & cat breeds and occurs throughout the year, but especially in Spring and Summer.
With a little extra attention to brushing and combing, you can save your house from masses of loose hair around the place and mats building up as your pet’s Winter coat moults. Plus grooming your cat or dog is a healthy habit as it can be a great time to bond with your pet and check for other wellbeing requirements.