Kitten Care Directory
Kittens require special care and attention, especially if they have been separated from their mother. If you've adopted a kitten, it's your job to keep your new feline friend safe, warm, and fed. You'll also need to tackle some more challenging tasks, like showing the kitten how to actually go to the bathroom and where. Remember to be gentle with your new kitten. Sure, it's tempting to cuddle your new pet, but squeezing too hard can hurt a growing kitty. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the dos and don'ts of kitten care, from cat food tips to stop scratching tricks, and much more.
Weaning a Kitten from Mother’s Milk to Solid Food
WebMD discusses weaning kittens from the beginning of this process to eventually introducing the kitten to solid food.
Newborn Kitten Care
WebMD discusses essential concerns about newborn kittens including proper feeding, weight range, and carefulness and holding a newborn kitten.
Kitten Training Tips and Treat Rewards
WebMD discusses how to successfully train your kitten to come, sit, and more using repetition and treats.
Is My Cat Pregnant? How to Find Out and When to Expect Kittens
Is your cat pregnant? Find out what to expect and when you'll have kittens!
Feeding Your Kitten: Kitten Food and Treats Basics
WebMD discusses the basics of feeding your kitten, offers tips for food selections, and describes the differences in nutritional needs between kittens and adult cats.
Bonding with Your New Kitten
You’ve brought home a new kitten, and you want it to grow into a loving, happy member of your family. Rolan Tripp answers questions on how to make it happen.
Declawing Cats Q&A: Positives, Negatives, and Alternatives
WebMD veterinary experts answer common questions about declawing your cat, including the procedure, reasons for declawing, solutions for scratching problems, and your cat’s reaction and personality after declawing.
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?
What do cats’ whiskers do? How do they work?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Kitten Care -- From Adoption to Kitty-Proofing Your Home
WebMD’s pictorial guide on kitten care helps you understand the basics, from feeding and fun to shots and spaying. It’s everything you need to know before bringing kitty home.
Slideshow: What You Need to Know About Fleas and Ticks
Are you battling fleas and ticks? Pictures show the warning signs of infestation and the best ways to get rid of fleas and ticks on your pet and in the home.
Slideshow: Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make
Pet owners risk rashes, diseases, bites, and worms when they neglect pet care basics. And dogs and cats can suffer needlessly, too. This WebMD slideshow lays out scenarios.