Maine Coon kitten safety isn't usually the first thing we think about before getting a new kitten, but we should!
We all know about child-proofing, but what about kitten-proofing? Your kitten can get into all sorts of trouble!
Reviewing this Maine Coon Kitten safety page, and following its advice will go a long way toward keeping your kitten safe and healthy.
We'll have minimal photos on this page, so you can print it out. Keep it handy and show it to other members of your household. It is amazing the places kittens will go to hide.
When our kittens were young, Alice would hide in the kitchen cabinets constantly. We almost squished her behind the trash a few times. This page of Maine Coon kitten safety tips brings back memories!
The greatest single danger and one which, by contract you have agreed to prevent, is your Maine Coon's going outdoors, except in a closely supervised situation, on a harness with the caregiver.
Not only are there the hazards of cars, other animals, parasites, but also of contracting fatal feline diseases.
The life expectancy of an outdoor cat is one-third to one-half that of an indoor cat!
It is imperative that you, your children, and your pet sitters are very cautious about closing, doors and windows so the kitten/cat cannot inadvertently escape.
Doing a head-check before leaving the house, when returning, and before bed is a good idea, especially in a multi-cat household.
All dangers, however, are not outdoors. As with human beings, most accidents occur in the home.
Responsible cat owners must take precautions to cat-proof their homes (and vehicles) to reduce the risk of accidents for your Maine Coon kitten.
It is an old wives' tale that cats have nine lives and that they instinctively will stay away from dangerous places or products!
The following is a basic checklist of Maine Coon kitten safety hazards that can easily be removed or precautions that can be followed:
Maine Coon kitten safety is a huge part of pet care! This super helpful list was submitted by Carla Maria Sullwold of Mannahatta Maine Coons. Thank You!