Dennis: Barn Cat

Dear Dennis, You were a barn kitten: born in a stable to a dam who had given birth to over two hundred kittens previously. That’s the story they told us where I worked one summer as a horse show venue groundskeeper. At the time I was in veterinary school. I heartily disapproved of keeping a…

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Water for cats

Kittens need water. Simple, really. But cats can be finicky. Cats usually prefer fresh water, and they can be picky about taste. Some prefer tap water, some like filtered or cool water. If your kitten is eating canned food as part of his diet, then he will need much less water. Up to two-thirds of…

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Feeding Kittens

How you feed is just as important as what you feed. Here’s the what. In general, cats need meat protein in their diet. They are descended from hunters, and require meat proteins in order to be healthy. Most commercial kitten foods will be adequate for the average kitten, but you do often get what you…

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