After the kitten has eaten, filling his little ventricle, he usually goes to the toilet. The first few days you need to follow this: he begins to fuss, dig, meow excitedly. This is where you need to be persistent. Calmly seat him in the tray, and wait for the completion of the case. If the kitten runs away from the tray, put it there again and dig an imaginary hole with its paws. If you have done this operation several times already and nothing has happened, put the kitten back in the litter box and lightly, with your finger, massage the area of the tummy towards the urethra, as their mother did. He will do his business and rush to play cheerfully. Our kittens are accustomed to trays with high sides with non-clumping filler – Fresh Step triple odor control, and will quickly get used to them and you. In the first six months or a year, it is not recommended to use clumping fillers, as babies can, due to inexperience, eat up this filler. And this will lead to intestinal obstruction. When the animals reach a conscious age, you can choose a filler that is more convenient for you. When choosing a tray, make sure that the edges of the upper part are bent inward as much as possible, this will prevent the filler from spilling out at the moment when the cat buries its traces of life. In order for the kitten to feel as safe as possible, we recommend buying him a closed toilet house with a door that opens on both sides and filters in the lid. After all, it is there that the baby will be able to fulfill his needs for privacy, no one will disturb him passing by, and the filler from such a toilet practically does not get enough sleep. If you decide to buy a kitten just such a toilet, we advise you to choose the largest possible size. Siberian cats grow quite large, a small tray will soon become cramped for him. For the convenience of removing solid waste from the filler, we recommend purchasing a special scoop. When buying a scoop, make sure that the holes in it are sufficient for the filler granules to pass freely into them.
During the change of teeth from three to six months, vaccinations should not be done. With a rabies vaccine, it is better not to rush without the need. If you are going to carry a kitten to an exhibition, the vaccination must be done a month before the proposed exhibition. We recommend that 10 days before vaccination you need to drive away the worms. In the future, the animal must be vaccinated once a year.
When choosing toys, the first thing you should pay attention to is safety. Siberian cats are large, powerful. They are able to turn an unreliable toy into a rag in 10 minutes. Any tails, ropes and feathers from mice and balls should be cut off in advance, without waiting for the cat to bite them off (and she will definitely do this, no matter how sellers dissuade you from this!). The only exceptions are special mufflers (feathers or tinsel on a long stick), but they should be played with a pet, carefully making sure that he does not tear anything off, and in no case should he be left alone with such a muffler. All toys should have sufficiently thick walls and not crumble.
So that your pet does not peel furniture and wallpaper, he must have a place where he can sharpen his claws to the full, i.e. scratching post or scratching post, call it what you want. As a rule, they are purchased in specialized stores, but you can do it yourself. Fantasies here can be very diverse. In terms of durability, perhaps, the scratching post, covered with a special sisal rope, is in the lead. Less wear-resistant scratching post made of carpet. A scratching post made of pressed cardboard will last even less, although its cost is appropriate. If you decide to make or purchase a wooden scratching post yourself, opt for an aspen. This tree does not leave splinters, the kitten will not be able to get hurt. But how to explain to the baby that this particular thing needs to be torn? Very simple – you need to attract his attention to her. We advise you to rub (but not very strongly) the scratching post with valerian or mint. If you do not have either, you can buy it at a pharmacy or veterinary store. We promise you that the kitten will definitely be interested in it.
A kitten needs vitamins only if he eats natural food. From the age of 4 months, Gamavit can be injected once a month (it is sold in veterinary pharmacies and veterinary shops). First, 0.5 ml, then 1.0 ml. It is pricked at the withers, subcutaneously, the needle is inserted at an angle of 45 degrees into the retracted skin towards the tail. From 6 weeks kittens are given vitamins. We recommend vitamins from Gimpet or Doctor Zoo. There are many of them with different tastes, and it all depends on the preferences of your pet. If the kitten eats ready-made food, he will take all the necessary trace elements from them.
As a rule, cats do not need help keeping their bodies clean. They are washed 2-3 times a year, you can wash it if it gets dirty. For washing you need to use only shampoos for animals. Human shampoos are not suitable for cats as they have a different PH balance and will dry out your pet’s skin.
Shampoos are liquid (for wet hygiene) or dry (without rinsing, they just need to be combed out). Clean his ears once every two weeks. If possible, comb, especially when the cat is shedding, with a wide-toothed comb. For combing fine wool located in the area of the collar, tail and panties, in case of tangles, you can use a slicker. Once every 3-4 weeks, the cat needs to cut its claws. For this, a special pruner is suitable.