Kitten Articles

Whether you’re trying to understand your new kitten’s quirky behaviors or you want to understand kitten health and feeding recommendations, our experts are here to help. Explore all our kitten articles below to find the information you need to help give your kitten her best life.

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Do Kittens Need Special Food
Do Kittens Need Special Food
Do kittens need special food? The short answer is yes. Quality kitten nutrition helps support their growth and development through the first year or so of their lives. Learn more about kitten nutritional requirements here.
FVRCP Vaccinations
FVRCP Vaccinations
Click here to learn more about the FVRCP vaccine for cats. Find answers to common questions about what the vaccine is and when to vaccinate.
When to Switch from Kitten Food to Cat Food
When to Switch from Kitten Food to Cat Food
Kitten food is specially formulated to meet your kitten’s unique nutritional needs. Learn when to make the switch from kitten to adult wet and dry cat food.
How Much Should I Feed My Kitten?
How Much Should I Feed My Kitten?
Choosing the right food for your kitten is an important decision. Nutrition supports her growth, development and can even affect her behaviour.
New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?
New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?
What does a kitten need in a new home? Beds, toys, litter boxes, grooming tools, food & other supplies are needed when bringing a kitten home. Read about the checklist of items your new kitten needs here.
Should I Adopt a Kitten?
Should I Adopt a Kitten?
Are you prepared to bring a kitten home? Read Purina’s questions to ask yourself before you adopt and how to choose the kitten that’s right for you.
Where Should a Kitten Sleep?
Where Should a Kitten Sleep?
You've found the perfect kitten, you're ready to bring them home, and you're starting to wonder where kittens should sleep for the best rest. When considering where your new furry friend should sleep, consider that for their earliest weeks, they had the benefit of a snuggly momma cat who kept them warm and cozy. Once they’ve left the litter, your kitten will look to you to recreate that coziness and warmth in your home when it’s time to catch some shut-eye.
How to Train a Kitten
How to Train a Kitten
Training your kitten is an important part of making sure that they grow up to be a healthy, happy, well-behaved cat. But cats also have distinct personality traits that mean they need to be handled and trained in a certain way to be cooperative. The earlier you start training the better, so we've compiled a list of tips and tricks for how to train your kitten right from the start.
All About Kitten Teething
All About Kitten Teething
Kittens don’t have visible teeth when they’re born — just like baby humans. Their milk teeth emerge a few weeks after birth, and their adult teeth arrive on the scene a few months later. Some kittens are unfazed by teething, while others feel miserable; most mini felines fall somewhere in the middle of the kitten teething scale.
Kitten Not Eating? How to Help Your New Friend
Kitten Not Eating? How to Help Your New Friend
She first appeared on your radar a few weeks ago — a gorgeous bundle of fur with big ears and a bigger personality — and now she's come to join your family. You spent hours online researching and buying the best cat bed, the most exciting toys, the leading litter and the finest kitty food. You're all set. Then the big day arrives, and she turns her nose up at your carefully selected kibble. So, why is your kitten not eating?
How to Take Care of a Kitten: Pet Parents' Best Tips
How to Take Care of a Kitten: Pet Parents' Best Tips
If you've recently decided to become a cat owner, you likely have more than a few questions about the care that is needed by your new feline family member. Let's look at how to take care of a kitten with some tips to make the transition to pet parent a little simpler and a whole lot more fun.
What to Expect When Bringing a Kitten Home
What to Expect When Bringing a Kitten Home
Bringing a kitten home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Your kitten’s first few weeks at home are a time of exploration, confidence-building and important introductions to other pets and people. Read on to learn how to make your kitten’s transition to her new home more comfortable so that she can be happy and thrive in her new environment.