1. Make sure your kitten is healthy from the start.
Schedule an appointment with your vet before bringing your kitten home. Have your vet check the eyes, ears, teeth and listen to the heart and lungs for murmurs.
2. Have your kitten tested for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus.
The signs of these diseases, the most deadly to felines, are not easily detected.
3. Protect your kitten from parasites and infectious diseases.
Know the potential signs and problems that your kitten may face such as ear mites, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and fecal parasites.
4. Vaccinate and take preventative methods to aid against disease.
Recommend preventative methods to protect your kitten from disease. Such examples are rabies vaccinations, feline distemper virus vaccine and tick and flea preventatives.
5. Spay/Neuter your kitten.
This will reduce the tendency for your kitten to be aggressive and reproduce.