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Choosing A Kitten  

Choosing Your Kitten 
What should we consider before taking on a new kitten? 
Careful thought should be made before taking on a new kitten. You will be responsible for your kitten’s welfare for its whole life, which can be up to 15-20 years! During this time you will need to make sure they have a suitable diet, be protected from pain, injury and disease and give them social stimulation every day. The decision to take on a kitten can have significant impacts on your free time and finances 
 
If you feel ready to take on this responsibility you may also want to carefully consider the breed of kitten you buy. Cat breeds can have many different character traits and come in many different shapes and sizes. So it’s best to match up what you want from your kitten and the amount of space you have to accommodate. You may also want to consider the common health problems that can come with particular breeds. You can find more information on the different breeds available by checking out this breed guide available from Petplan. 
 
You can also register your kitten online today or you can contact us to speak to one of our friendly Ryedale Vets healthcare experts. 
 
Where should we buy a kitten from? 
The options for buying a kitten are numerous but you should take time to consider how reputable a seller is. Doing your research to check a breeder has provided an adequate start in life for their kittens is essential. You should always go to see the place where the kittens have been born and raised to check the conditions in which they have been kept. 
 
It is therefore not a good idea to buy a kitten online and have them delivered to you. A good breeder will be willing to answer any questions you have and provide evidence of any worming, vaccinations or health tests they or their parents have had. 
 
 
Download our Kitten Guide below to find out more. 
Want to learn more? 
Click on the link below to download our Kitten Healthcare Guide. 
 
 

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