Explore the world of cats with fun and helpful articles and videos.

Holiday Kittens Might Not be Jolly

While an adorable new kitten may seem like a wonderful holiday gift, it's usually better for you and your cat to take the big step of adopting a kitten after the holidays.

Why? The holidays are a busy, chaotic time, which can be very stressful for a new kitten. And such a major decision, bringing a new life into your home, should be separated from the emotion of the holidays. Too often, a kitten is adopted on impulse as a holiday gift, and ends up in a shelter, where her fate is uncertain at best.

When people carefully consider and plan for the addition of a kitten, the risk of her ending up in a shelter is minimized, and a meaningful, long-lasting relationship develops. Adopting a cat is a serious commitment that extends beyond the fun and excitement of the holidays.

Pet relationships are most successful when every member of the family is part of the decision process. The holidays provide a great opportunity for families to discuss and prepare for the new addition.

Rather than a kitten, give the gift of preparation - a book about adopting cats. This might not be as exciting as a live kitten, but it will spark discussion about adopting a cat and will help teach younger family members about the responsibility of having pets.

When considering a new kitten, there are many variables for potential pet owners to think about, including lifestyle, family size, and the time they are willing to spend with a pet.

Once the decision is made to adopt a kitten, the key to successfully welcoming her into the home is preparation. Before bringing a new kitten home, potential kitten parents should select a veterinarian, buy all the necessary equipment and toys, and select a 100% nutritionally complete food for kittens.

With the proper preparation and the continued commitment to responsible pet ownership, proud kitten parents are likely to raise a happy, healthy feline who will successfully integrate into the family.

See Our TV Commercial
Explore The Delicious Flavors
Create a Purr'Em For Your Cat
Comments ()
Add a comment
Sign Up

Log In

Already registered?

Logging in gives you access to special offers and features.

Forgot Password?
Log In

Sign Up

Two easy ways to sign up

For your convenience, you can sign up with your Facebook account–or you can sign up on this site. As a member, you’ll get access to special offers and features for you and your cat.


Sign Up With Facebook ► What's This?

What's This?

You can register and login to using your Facebook account. No more passwords to remember and logging in only takes 1 click! You can also be assured we will never share your Facebook info.


Log In

Sign Up

All fields are required.
Must contain 6-10 characters. No spaces.

Privacy policy. We will never share your information.

Thank You.

Your information is now up-to-date.

Remember—when you log in, you’ll get access to special offers and features for you and your cat.

Update Your Info.

Jenny Dammann

Please update your information

jenny@fromthe.block ••••••
Log In

Forgot Password?

If you've forgotten your password, please enter your email address so we can email it to you momentarily.

Contact Us

For immediate answers, check our FAQs page.

Dear Pet Owners, thank you for choosing us. We are currently experiencing a high volume of contacts so wait times may be longer than normal. Please know the health and well-being of pets is our highest priority and we look forward to hearing from you.

We value your comments and opinions. If you have any feedback on WHISKAS® products, or suggestions to improve our site,
please let us know. We're listening.

The personal data submitted via this form will be retained only for the purpose of responding to your question or concern, and will not be used for marketing purposes.

You must be 13 years old or older to submit a form.