Buying a Kitten

What to expect from Breeders

Taking your Kitten home

Hazards in the Home

Poisonous Substances

Poisonous Plants

Grooming a Semi Long Haired Cat

Caring for a Stud Cat

Visiting Queens

Useful facts about Fleas

Flea Allergy in Cats





Cats are amongst the most inquisitive of animals. Hazards in the home are plentiful and you need to be aware of just how your kitten may get into trouble because they will investigate everything with which they come into contact. Below are the hazards that your kitten will meet:

*  Hot ovens, boiling liquids and fires.

*  Electrical leads which they could chew.

*  Toilet lids left up. Kittens have drowned in toilets.

*  Hearths and open fireplaces. Kittens have been known to climb 
   up chimneys.

*  Any loose string or cords that a kitten could become entangled 
   with which might lead to strangulation.

*  Reels of cotton and pieces of thread. If swallowed this can 
   become life threatening and may need an operation to remove 
   the offending thread from the intestine.

*  Needles, rubber bands, plastic film, polythene bags, packing 
   materials of all kinds, cigarettes and cellophane can all dangerous
   if eaten.

*  Toys with attachments that could come away and may choke a kitten.

*  Electrical machines they might climb into including microwaves, 
   washing machines, dryers, ovens dishwashers and refrigerators.

*  High balconies and window ledges.

*  Bee or wasp stings, kittens love to play with them!

*  Toxic household chemicals such as household cleaners 
   (see poisonous substances)

It's safe to say that child-proofing your house
(as if a toddler were about)
is a good start towards protecting your kitten!