6 most frequently asked questions regarding your new kitten – Part III


| February 2009

  • Kitten on shoulders
    LITTLE KITTEN: Felines start off small, but they should typically gain about 100 grams per week during the first six months of their life.
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  • Kitten on shoulders

In Part II of the “6 most frequently asked questions regarding your new kitten,” I covered the subjects of grooming your kitten and dealing with their energy levels. This is the third and final part of the series and deals with the following questions:

• How do I know if my kitten is growing properly?

• When is it necessary for me to take my kitten to the veterinarian?

How do I know if my kitten is growing properly? A standard rule of thumb with early feline growth patterns is that a kitten typically gains about 100 grams per week during the first six months of its life. Sometimes they will gain up to 1 pound per month, and the males tend to gain weight quicker and be larger than the females. There are three things that you should notice in order to realize that your kitten is growing the right way. Your kitten should be:



1. eating well

2. exhibiting a normal amount of playfulness






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