A kitten can be weaned when it is about six weeks old. You may keep the mother cat with the baby until the kitten has grown up and is fully mature, but then you have to let them go.
Q I’ve just adopted a puppy from my local pound. Can he be left on his own for short periods of time? What precautions should I take if I need to leave him home alone while out at work all day? He’s twelve months old, not sure what breed he is. He seems quite happy where he currently lives, so am wondering whether taking him on long car journeys would be too much for him or not? Thank you!
A Your vet will advise how old your puppy needs to be before being left alone—if it is under one year then they are considered very young litters and need daily supervision until at least six months of age; older dogs that are over five years should also always be supervised while they are away from their owners. If this sort of problem arises in your area there will often be an “ex-puppy dog rescue” or “pet adoption center” which takes care of abandoned puppies—you could contact these places about finding someone who will look after your new pet for longer times than you do yourself (they usually charge small amounts per week). They may even refer you to people looking specifically for puppies like yours, who might want a companion animal but don’