Got kittens? Knowing how old they are is an important factor in your decisions about their veterinary care. What do their teeth look like? Baby teeth start to come in around 3 weeks of age in kittens, and their permanent adult teeth start to come in between months. The middle incisors are the first to come in around 14 weeks, with the second and third incisors following shortly after at about 15 and 16 weeks, respectively.
The weight of a newborn kitten varies based on his breed and the number of littermates he has, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. After birth, a healthy kitten should gain weight daily; if yours is not, you should take him to the vet. A young kitten should gain approximately a quarter-ounce to a half-ounce each day until he reaches between 4 and 5 weeks old and is weaned onto solid foods. Kittens still eating from a bottle need approximately a quarter-ounce of formula per ounce of weight each day to stay well-fed and hydrated, according to the Kitten Rescue website. One that doesn't gain weight or loses weight is not thriving or eating properly and should be taken to a vet to check for health problems or physical deformities. Young kittens are fragile and won't survive long without proper nutrition.
A kitten growth chart provides a way to record and track details of your pet's development through some of her most critical life stages. You will be amazed at how quickly a kitten grows into a full-size adult cat. You can use the growth chart to track your kitten's weight as she develops. Download the chart by clicking on the image and you can edit, save, customize, and print it.
Supakit cat collars come in two varieties, 'kitten' and 'adult' size. But we're often asked: how do you know when your kitten is ready to switch over to an adult collar? A kitten collar is perfectly safe for all cats, whatever their size or weight. But once your cat is heavy enough for an adult collar, you may start to notice that their kitten collar starts to fall off more often.