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We just got this darling 7 week old grey kitten. They said

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We just got this darling 7 week old grey kitten. They said it was litter box trained. We have a litter box for her, and toys, and a little kitten climbing thing where she can go and feel safe. It's my daughters kitten and she just loves it, she is 16. It has started to pee on my daughter and on her bed. How can we stop this and why is this happening?

Hi,

I am sorry you are having trouble.

Is the kitten confined to your daughters room or has the run of the house?

do you have any other pets?

Thanks,

Terri

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We kept the kitten in my daughters room for the first week but this last week we have let it walk around the house. I want it to be an outside cat because we are all allergic but I felt that it was too small to be outside and want to wait for it to get bigger so it can be safe and fend for itself. We have a beautiful back hard that is all fenced in and a lot of fun places for the cat to explore and hide.


 


So how do we keep it from peeing on my daughter and in her room and then how do we transfer a kitten from inside to outside. How many weeks should it be until we let it go outside?

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much for your helpful reply.

I will answer your second question first.

The kitten cannot be allowed outdoors untilshe has completed her entire vaccination program. Even if she canot get out, other cats can climb even a tall fence with no problem. Plus some ailments are airbourne so direct contact is not necessary.

The way to get her used to the outside is to first take her out on a leash. Walk around with her and let her smell everything so she gets used to the property.

Take her litter box out and stay with her till she uses it Then dump the litter with her waste in the area you want her to potty.

She will get used to using that area.

Right now she is peeing on your daughers bed because she has bonded with her and feels safe where she smells her scent.

Use an enzyme cleaner to remove any accidents. Then spray with feliway.

Put cat attract litter in her box to motivate her to go there.

Do not allow her to roam all over the house till she uses her box religiously.

Please let me know how things go. If you have any questions along the way, I will always be here for you.

Warmest best wishes,

Terri

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How old does she need to be to get her shots?

Hi Kim

I am going to send you a vaccination schedule.

Typically kittens receive first shots @ 6 - 8 weeks.However, they must be four months old to get a rabies shot. Many other animals, besides cats can carry rabies (like raccoons):

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=86

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2143&aid=951

The other issue is having her spayed by 5 months or she could get pregnant:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

The ASPCA will do it and give them shots as well:

http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic/

Local animal control will spay and give shots all for 15$

Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Best wishes,

Terri

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Hi Kim,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Taquito. How is everything going?

Terri