GIVE YOUR KITTEN THE BEST START in LIFE

The first weeks and months of life are key to laying the foundations of a healthy, happy life.

Newborn kittens stay close to the safety and warmth of their mother and litter-mates, spending their time sleeping and feeding.

They start to open their eyes to the world. The first thing to develop is their sense of smell, and their teeth slowly start to grow.

Newborn kittens stay close to the safety and warmth of their mother and litter-mates, spending their time sleeping and feeding.

They start to open their eyes to the world. The first thing to develop is their sense of smell, and their teeth slowly start to grow.

As a kitten's senses continue to evolve, she becomes more independent. In this crucial period, tailored can support growth & immune system development. Her sense of hearing is well-developed. Kitten becomes autonomous & the immunity gap in her defence makes her vulnerable. However, sleep strengthens her immunity.

The kitten starts to understand its place in the world and develops behaviors that will stay with them for life. Kitten continues to mature with cognitive & physical development. Puberty begins with scent marking. Kitten develops 30 adult teeth. Neutering can be considered now.

Kitten enters her last stages of development, adulthood approaches, and the kitten gradually reaches full physical maturity. During this period cats begin to scent mark through spraying and rubbing their scent glands on their cheeks against objects, other animals and humans.

the key stages of a KITTEN's development
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