Keeping a Kitten Safe

Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! You’ve got an adorable little pet … and a frisky one. Baby cats are extremely curious, and they definitely have a knack for getting themselves into mischief. You’re going to have to keep a close eye on your tiny furball until she’s gotten the hang of being a cat. A Marietta, GA vet offers some tips on this below. 


You’ll need to make sure that your home is safe for your little bundle of mischief. This means addressing anything that could be dangerous. Many common items, such as plastic bags and wrappers, strings and ropes, and anything small or sharp, are potential choking hazards. You’ll also want to address anything that could be toxic, such as chemicals, medications, household cleaning agents, and unsafe foods. Toxic plants are also a concern. The ASPCA has a great list here. Ask your vet for specific advice. 

Keep Fluffy In 

We can’t overstate the importance of keeping your feline friend inside. Even adult cats face serious risks from things like traffic, weather, and wild animals. Given that kittens are tiny and basically defenseless, they’re in even more danger outdoors. Keeping Fluffy safe and sound indoors will be much easier if you raise her to be an inside cat from the start. 

Monitor The Furball 

Eventually, little Fluffy will make a pretty noticeable lump beneath a comforter, but for now, she can easily go unnoticed. Always check beneath pillows, cushions, recliners, and blankets before sitting down. 


Large appliances, like dryers and open toilets, can be deadly traps to an adventurous ball of fur. Keep these closed when they aren’t in use.

Plugging Holes

Baby cats can—and do—fit into some very small spaces. Make sure that your air vents, screens, and windows all close securely. You may also want to block off openings behind and beneath furniture and cabinets.

Veterinary Care

Protecting your feline buddy doesn’t just mean keeping her safe from physical dangers. Medical problems, including parasites and diseases, can also threaten your furry pal. Keep up with little Fluffy’s veterinary care appointments!


Fluffy may never learn to Shake Paw or Roll Over, but she can learn some simple do’s and don’ts. Train your kitty to stay away from unsafe areas, such as counters. 

Please contact us, your Marietta, GA vet clinic, anytime. We’re dedicated to offering great care!

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