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KITTEN CARE ANS SUPPLIES 

Kitten Care and Supplies
• First week homeKeeping your kitten in one room of the house for the first 2 weeks is very important, particularly those with multiple pets. This will give your kitten a chance to adjust to the new home, bond with owners and identify the location of the litter box. You should place your kitten in the litter box several time over the first couple of days to ensure the kitten knows where it is. When introducing your kitten to other pets after the 2 weeks make sure you go slowly and with care to ensure first visits do not result in harm.
• First Vet AppointmentWe feel very strongly that it is important for you to have your kitten examined by your vet 48 hrs after they arrive at their new home.
• VaccinesYou will receive a copy of your kittens/cats Health Certificate along with vaccination records from us at pick up, you should bring these to your vet so that they can have current information on your kitten/cat.Never give Feline Leukemia or FIP vaccines to your kittens/cats. FIP vaccines are often fatal if your kitten/cat has ever been exposed to the corona virus, which 90% of cats in a multiple cat households have been exposed to the corona virus. Also never give two different vaccinations on the same day unless it is a combo vaccine. It is too difficult for little kittens and many cats have had severe reactions when receiving multiple vaccinations on the same day.
• DietThis breed burn a lot of energy that is why they require more food than other cats. They eat very quickly and mostly everything, they are not very picky. Our kittens have 24/7 access to dry food. We are currently feeding "Royal Canin Mother & Babycat" dry and canned food. We purchase our food from Petco. If you chose to switch your kitten's food, mix in a little of the new food with the "Royal Canin" increasing a little at a time for about a week, being wary of diarrhea.DO NOT SWITCH FOOD ABRUPTLY!Kittens are introduced to Royal Canin canned food at about 5 weeks. By the time they are 8 weeks their favorite part of the day is when they realize we're preparing their canned food! When switching to Adult food at 1yr we recommend Instinct ultimate protein found at Petco.Feeding table scraps can result in cats that are harder to keep off the dining table. Never feed your kitten from the table or from your plate. One time can cause a lifelong manners issues.
• Litter BoxKittens will be raised using a regular uncovered litter box. Covered litter boxes should be avoided with kittens. Your kitten will be accustomed to Arm & Hammer slide 100% dust free kitty litter please do not make any sudden switches to a new kitty litter as anything new and unfamiliar may cause your kitten to avoid the litter box. If you are going to switch litter please move forward slowly. We purchase all of our litter from Petco.
•BathingPlease remember that a sphynx can be over-washed. This causes the cat to produce excessive amounts of oil. A common misconception with Sphynx is that they need weekly or bi-weekly bathing. We don’t find this to be true and we only bathe our cats when needed. We can usually go 2 months or longer without bathing.Over bathing your kitten/cat can cause the body to produce more oils to compensate & self-regulate their PH. The over production of oil causes their skin to collect dirt at a greater rate. Skin quality is affected by several factors; genetics, diet and environment.When necessary we suggest bathing using HyLyt or Burt's Bees kitten shampoo since it is gentle but works great on removing dirt. Place a hand towel in the sink and fill the sink to 3 inches or so with warm water. Once the water is ready and the faucet is turned off place the kitten in the sink holding their chest and front feet with one hand. Start by wiping the face and eye gently with a dampened washcloth (do not use soap on face). Next apply some of the shampoo and gently rub into the back, belly, legs & tail. Make sure you wash the kittens bottom gently at the end. Take care to rinse the kitten well using the clean water. For a special treat, taking a warm towel right out of the dryer to wrap the kitten after washing will help encourage your kitten to enjoy bath time. Wrap your kitten up snugly like a little burrito and proceed with gently trimming & cleaning nails.
• EyesHairless breeds tend to get eye boogers as they do not have eyelashes to protect their eyes from dirt. Wipe their eyes gently with a cotton ball dipped in warm water to remove boogers. If you notice redness, swelling or yellow discharge get in touch with your vet.
• TeethHairless kittens may have brown stains on their teeth when young. This is VERY common! It is caused by the oils on the mothers skin when they are nursing. When the kitten loses their baby teeth their adult teeth will come in pearly white!
Kitten Supply List
This list can make your kitten’s transition into your home a smoother, happier experience. 
• Cat carrier –large enough to accommodate kitty when she is grown up. 
• Cat bed –even a card board box with their soft baby blanket will do to start off but ours love their K&H heated pods found on Amazon.
• Food and water dishes –stainless steel are much better than plastic, as they are less likely to harbor bacteria when cleaned well. They should be sturdy and not easily knocked over.
• Food - Royal Canin Mother and baby.
• A BREAKAWAY collar and tag –your kitten should wear them whenever he leaves the house, even if he is inside a cat carrier.
• Toys! –be careful about strings and other objects a kitten could swallow! Think smart, don’t leave toys around that can be dangerous! Kitten proof the house, like you would for a baby.
• Grooming supplies –Shampoo (HyLyt or Burt's Bees kitten shampoo) and nail clippers.
 • Litter - litter box and scoop - Arm & Hammer slide 100% dust free kitty litter. 
• Scratching post –cats have a need to scratch and enjoy scratching. Providing your cat with it’s own scratching post will reduce the chances of your cat using your furniture.








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