As kittens grow into cats, their litter box habits become more like their mothers’. You should be able to tell when your kitten has gotten older by checking out its pattern of behavior. The first kitten behavior you will need to pay attention to is fussiness and your cat’s reluctance to sleep. This is one way that you can tell she is getting old because kittens get fussy if they miss out on sleep for a long time.
She will be making a point to sleep with you if you let her. It is normal for a kitten to worry about her litter box and about her baby. The reason a kitten feels this way is because as kittens, they don’t have control over when their bodies lose their reflexes so that they wake up feeling sleepy after their nap.
Once you recognize your kitten’s litter box behavior is beginning to be impacted by her age, you will want to bring it up with your vet. Your vet will give your kitten an over-the-counter anti-depressant that works well to help your kitten calm down. Over-the-counter medications are not good to use on a kitten because the dosages are not safe. They are simply not able to metabolize properly, causing their bodies to have severe allergic reactions.
For kitten over-the-counter anti-depressants, you should not give more than four to six months at a time. You should wait until your kitten has reached one year of age before giving more than four to six months of medication. You should also make sure that your kitten is vaccinated during the first two years that she is being given any medication.
Remember that not all kittens are the same. There are many different kitten weights. If you adopt a kitten, keep in mind that kittens are very fragile and when they are in the first year of life, they are also very needy.
Because these kittens are underweight, the risk of some serious behavior problems, such as depression is present. If your kitten is showing signs of depression, you should consider before you adopt another kitten. Kittens who suffer from depression may be self-conscious about their size and will resist being touched.
Kittens will cry a lot if they are hungry or lonely. But there are times when kittens cry only because their litter boxes are not working properly. If your kitten doesn’t seem to be doing that much during the day, think back to when you got your kitten.
Is she getting enough exercise, and did she have a litter box? A kitten’s litter box habit may start at birth. An excited mother may force her kittens to get to the litter box. Some kittens may even continue with their litter box habits from the moment they are born.
Don’t panic if you see your kitten have litter box habits that seem to be harming your kitten. You should never try to force your kitten to stop using the litter box. What you can do is instead try to give your kitten a rest spot during the day.
At night, set your kitten up in a room with a window that has a sturdy screen on it. Keep in mind that your kitten may want to go to the litter box. If she does, place her on the window screen and praise her to get her to do it.
Your kitten will pick up litter box habits quickly if you take this approach and make her feel loved and cared for. Make sure she has plenty of toys and water at night and encourage her to eat well throughout the day.
Your kitten will get used to litter box habits easily if you have lots of love and affection. Make sure you have a healthy diet and do not give her any food that is high in sugar or salt. You can try to convince her to use the litter box by playing with her and rubbing her belly, but that may be difficult.