From Our Home to Yours
From Our Home To Yours – Kitten Transition
The one element that our customers must understand is that their baby kitten is losing the only home and family they have ever known. From their trusted caretakers to their furry friends in the nursery, everything has changed.
Breaking away from their stable environment can prove to be a little overwhelming for some of the kittens.
The keyword is always the same…TIME.
The time a kitten needs to adjust to their new forever family and home may differ from kitten to kitten. Everything from the carpet fibers to his or her water bowl has changed. That is a lot for a baby kitten and can prove overwhelming!
If the change of the environment is not enough, nine out of ten of the kittens receive a rabies vaccination prior to leaving our care. As with any vaccination, it can cause diarrhea, upset stomach, or lethargic behavior in moderation. If your kitten was shipped, he/she may also experience watery eyes or an upper respiratory infection shortly after arriving due to the transition. The Bach Rescue Remedy pictured below can help with the stress and anxiety of rehoming.
Most of the kitties that are shipped do not resume eating for 24-48 after the flight so do not be alarmed by this natural occurrence.