So many of my patients are shocked to learn that their kitten was not meant for them. Kittens are curious, they explore the world around them with their mouths and teeth. Sometimes these explorations can be quite painful if not handled correctly. Most people think that all kittens do this until the kitten is about 4 months old or older but this simply isn’t true! If you have a kitten younger than 4 months it is imperative that your vet be consulted immediately as some kittens bite early on in life while others don’t start biting until later on. It may also help to know what kind of temperament your kitten has before bringing home one of these little rascals into your household because certain personalities will encourage biting more so than others.
Here are some things you should know: