A 4-month old kitten is often considered a kitten approaching the peak of their puberty period. They are already in the puberty period and has shown some characteristics of a pubescent kitten; however, they are not already at the peak, so giving them the best possible care is important so that when they reach the peak of their puberty, they will not become too troublesome to deal with.
Here you will explore what to expect from your kitten and how to plan the best 4-month old kitten care for your kitten.
What to expect from a 4-month old kitten
Physically, a 4-month old kitten appears quite lean and adult-like, although the chubby look of a baby kitten has not yet disappeared from their face. Their size has become sufficiently large that you may need to use both of your hands to lift them.
Normally, 4-month old kitten weight should be between 4 and 5.5 pounds. Make sure that you monitor their physical growth and development meticulously to make sure that any abnormalities, such as being overweight, can be detected and dealt with as early as possible.
Your 4-month old kitten also shows a number of behavioral changes. As said above, they are entering their puberty period. They will start to demonstrate increased level of activeness and aggressiveness.
They will tend to go outside if you open the door, they will climb wall and roam around, and they will start to make annoying noises. Their puberty period will reach its peak in about one or two months. Therefore, if you haven’t spayed or neutered your kitten, you may want to do it now.
How to feed a 4-month old kitten
Until the age of 1 year, formulated wet and dry kitten food still becomes the primary feed for your kitten, so feed them with any 4-month old kitten feed you like 4 times a day. Due to their recently entering puberty period, they may become more rebellious and this attitude may affect everything, including their eating routine.
They may either refuse eating or want more ration. You need to make sure that your kitten is properly fed. If they ask for more food, be reasonable and give them what they need and not what they want.
You can give them additional ration if you and your vet believe that the extra meal doesn’t cause problem with their health and habit.
4-month old kitten training and medical needs
Your 4-month old kitten has become more aggressive, so you need to “tame” them with proper training and treatment. If you haven’t provided them with a scratching post, provide them one now and train them to use it.
They will mostly want to scratch anything. It would be a disaster if that thing is your expensive furniture. Reprimand them if they ever touch your furniture and carpet and praise them and give them if they use the post.
If you haven’t spayed or neutered your kitten, visit your vet now because spaying or neutering prevents your kitten from becoming too aggressive when they reach the peak of their puberty period.