Resolutions for Kittens

Happy New Year! If you are starting the year out with a new kitten, you’re definitely in for some adorable—and memorable—moments with your new pet. Little Fluffy also has a pretty important year ahead of her! A local Columbia, MD vet lists a few things on your kitten’s to-do list below.


Cats grow very quickly! Your pet’s super-cute toddler phase will be over before you know it. Nutrition is key in this stage of your furry pal’s life. Give little Fluffy a high-quality, kitten-formula food.

Meet The Doctor

While your pet may prefer to spend her time working on her sleeping skills, she will need to take time away from a few of those daily naps to charm the socks off her new doctor. Exams, vaccines, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery are all on the agenda. You’ll want to get your little buddy started out on parasite control as well. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.


Did you know that cats are among the sleepiest animals on the planet? Kitties are extra drowsy, and can sleep up to 20 hours a day. (This actually makes sense, as their growth hormones are released during sleep cycles.) Give your feline friend lots of soft beds. Keep in mind that little Fluffy won’t make much of an outline right now. Check beneath blankets and cushions before sitting down.

Purrfect The Pounce

Little Fluffy will likely spend a lot of time this year sorting out how all of those tiny claws and teeth work. Give your pint-sized lion lots of fun toys to practice on. Just be sure to put wand toys away after use. You don’t want your frisky feline getting tangled up!


Your kitten will want to explore–and conquer–every inch of her new terrain. Make sure that your home is safe by doing some kittenproofing. Remove or secure anything that could be dangerous, such as toxic plants, wires and cords, plastic wrappers and ties, and anything small or sharp.

Train The Humans

Cats have a way of wrapping their human pals around their paws. Don’t be surprised if your adorable ball of fur has you trained to feed, cuddle, and play with her on demand by the time December rolls around.

As your Columbia, MD veterinary clinic, we look forward to watching your kitten grow into a happy, healthy adult cat. Contact us anytime! 

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