Click here to learn more.
His fuzz gives way to a sleek coat. His eyes change from baby blue to mysterious cat shades of gold or green or even ice blue. Yes, your kitten is growing up. And he’s blasting his way toward adolescence.
During the next few months, your kitten’s deciduous, or baby, teeth will fall out. You might find them in the carpet or in the food dish. Or you might not find them at all. Some cats will swallow them. Don’t worry — this is normal.
You may also notice your plump kitty is becoming a lean, mean cat machine. While he’s still a kitten, and he’ll eat kitten food until about 9 months of age, he’s getting longer and more slender as he matures.
Your cuddly kitten is about to get a heavy injection of teenage hormones. And the best way to prevent unwanted parenthood is to spay or neuter your friend before nature takes its course. For males, this can head off the risks associated with roving the neighborhood looking for available female friends, spraying urine to mark his territory and fighting with other male cats. For females, you can prevent unwanted pregnancies and annoying vocalizations associated with being in heat.
At your next veterinary appointment you should discuss spaying or neutering with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will likely recommend this procedure to prevent unwanted pregnancies and improve your pet’s health. Spaying or neutering offers some powerful benefits. For example, for a female cat, spaying can reduce her risk of certain types of cancer, including mammary, ovarian and uterine cancer. And neutering can cut a male’s chance of developing testicular cancer, while it also reduces the likelihood of spraying.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Manatees risk losing their endangered
status — and one organization needs
your help to prevent that from happening.
Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay
their respects to Kye, a police K9 killed in
the line of duty in Oklahoma City.
Jiff landed two Guinness World Records titles: fastest 10 meters on hind legs and fastest 5 meters on front paws.
Dr. Marty Becker shares feline breeds known for their brains and trainability, from the Abyssinian to the Siamese.
Patrick, who's believed to be the oldest wombat in the world, celebrated his big birthday at a wildlife park in…
The 274 experts we surveyed wouldn’t call these dogs lazy, but these pups may have better things to do than learn a…
The friendly and inquisitive LaPerm has an easy-care coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Thank you for subscribing.