What to feed the kitten
Leave water (pre-boiled or bottled) and dry food out at all times. You may use your preferred brand of Dry Food: Blue Buffalo, Hills, Royal Canin. Use the kitten version of the dry food and then later in the future use the adult version. Never mix the dry food with the wet food.
Wet food is given 3 times a day as the main meals. We recommend to get a wide selection of different canned food in different flavors and from different brands. This can include Royal canin, Sheba, Fancy Feast, Blue Buffalo, etc.
As part of the 3 wet meals a day, Your kitten should be fed boiled chicken or fish. The boiled meat must become very soft once finished. You would break it up a bit to make easier for the kitten to eat.
Sometimes you can give your kitten sour cream (regular, not low fat).
The kitten will also want milk. But you cannot give it cow milk. So instead give goat milk.
To prevent stomach problem or if first symptoms show, please to every meal add any type of pro-biotics to the kitten's food. You sprinkle it over the food enough so that you can see it. I personally use FortiFlora.
A kitten coming to a new home especially after flights could experience stress and loss of appetite. And so it's necessary to have in your house some Gerber Baby Food with Meat. Kittens love it very much and you should give it if you notice kitten isn't eating it's food.
What Space to Prepare
Once you take your kitten home, it is not recommend to release it to the entire home right away. Please prepare a small space such as small room, bathroom, large closet or a walled corner of a room for the kitten to live for a few days and not be overwhelmed with new enviroment.
After a few days, you may then slowly introduce the kitten to a larger space like a bedroom.
Make sure that in the room in which kitten would be living that out there is no contact with other pets. Please avoid having the kitten make contact with germ carrying items such as shoes, purses, wallets, backpack, etc.
After about 2 weeks and the kitten get at least their 2nd vaccine, you may release it to the entire home.
Medicine to Prepare
Is it recommended to have some medicine prepared at home. Younger kittens usually have only 1 or 2 vaccines, and with a still developing their immune system, this make them sensitive to germs and infections. Little things such as eye irritation, sneezing, diarrhea can come and go, especially during their transition to new home. So please have basic over the counter medicine prepared.
In case the kitten's eye begin to irritate. This irritation can be due to dust or little pieces of something getting into kitten's eyes. This could cause other issues with eyes, so clean the eyes with a wet cotton disk, then apply Terramycin into eye.
If minor sneezing or runny nose is noticed, then please add to every meal by sprinkling it over the food. Do not mix it with other additions such as the pro-biotic mentioned before.
If something is noticed on the skin such such as rash or rough spot, apply any type of cleaning / antifungal spray on the spot. An example such as Curaseb Antiseptic Spray. Apply about 2-3 times a day.
Clavamox is one of the most common affordable antibiotic used by most vets to treat many symptoms. Good to have it prepared just in case.