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Good morning poppets,
I have an obsession with ALL things cat-related. I can’t help it, they’re just so goddam cute! I’ve always been a ‘cat person’ when it comes to the old age dog -v- cat debate and whether it’s my own beauties, adorable/funny kitty videos plastered all over the internet or even meowtallica (yes, that’s a thing!) I am a proud member of the crazy cat crew.
What’s REALLY crazy though is this woman who thinks she is a cat (yes, that’s also a thing, say what?!)
So, whilst there’s lots of kitty-related videos out there to keep your spirits high and your giggles aplenty, Whiskas have very cleverly mixed the funny with the informative to spread some useful advice about caring for your own baby cats in their new Kitten Kollege series over on YouTube.
From litter training to neutering, breeds to behaviours and everything inbetween, if you’re looking to add a new furry feline to your family (or have recently done so) there’s bound to be some interesting points to pick up from the Kitten Kollege videos.
The clip I’ve been asked to share with you today is all about neutering, a huge (and scary) step for tiny kittens and one of the most important things you need to make sure you’re doing for them when they reach about 4 months old.
Reasons for neutering include avoiding your kitten having kittens themselves and unwanted pregnancies, reducing antisocial/aggressive behaviour and preventing disease and possible health issues.
The cat population is at breaking point right now with many rescue centres fit to bust and young kittens being abandoned once the novelty has worn off. If they’re not adequately cared for, kittens can easily pick up infectious diseases such as cat flu.
Female cats who aren’t neutered are also prone to mammary tumours and infection of the womb in later life whilst tom cats who aren’t neutered can end up with injuries from fighting or put people off with their spraying and unwanted behaviours.
Neutering is a right of passage for kittens and can easily be sorted with a quick trip to the vets. If you’re struggling to afford the operation, organisations such as the RSPCA or PDSA may be able to assist with the costs involved (usually between £30-£50).
You can check out the entire Kitten Kollege series over on the Whiskas YouTube channel and if you’re sat cuddling your own cutie right now do consider popping over to see if there’s anything you didn’t know about these little fluffballs!
Because, let’s face it, having kitties should be a pawsitive experience, you’ll obviously want everything to be purrfect for them and these mewtube videos will definitely help you keep things pawsome! (my puns are so bad, they’re cat-astrophic but I hope they left you feline good…)
Have a lovely Sunday fellow kitty-lovers!