|FEEDING AND CARING FOR YOUR GARES BURMESE
Every effort has been made to ensure your kitten has had the best possible start in
life. A Gares Burmese will have been fed on good, high quality products, thereby
ensuring your kitten is in the best of health and more alert than kittens fed on
conventional supermarket cat foods.
The following brands of foods will have been sampled by your kitten, ensuring that he/she
is not a fussy eater:
Whiskas Milk (with added Taurine)
(Taurine is a vital vitamin for cats though I would only recommend feeding Whiskas Milk as
a treat ie 1 per week if your kitten is eating healthily it will not require food
White Fish (bones removed)
I only feed them human quality food and I usually mix it with a little tinned
cat food, this helps if a cat has gone off tinned food a little warm minced
beef or chicken makes the dish more appetising.
Always ensure there is PLENTY of fresh water available at all times. Your kitten has
sampled small quantities of Cows Milk when they were being weaned, but quite often cats
find it hard to digest and therefore it is recommended NOT to give cows milk on a regular
If a high quality diet is followed, though it may appear expensive, in the long term it
will mean a HEALTHY cat with a longer life expectancy.
It is important that the cat has a safe, warm, draught free place to sleep, preferably
where it wont be bothered by small children or other pets. Your kitten needs to know
it has a safe haven.
Burmese kittens are naturally very inquisitive and will manage to get themselves into all
sorts of trouble, it is therefore important that any precious ornaments are
locked away before you introduce your kitten to its new home. Other hazards include:
Plants (They will chew them and some are quite poisonous)
Wires to Electrical appliances (Another favourite chewing item)
Buckets of Disinfectant (One of mine fell in and some disinfectants are poisonous)
treat quickly by washing with warm water and try to ensure kitten is kept warm a dry so
they dont catch cold.
Small Gaps or Holes (Open Chimneys) where a kitten may get stuck
Having a Burmese can sometimes be more trouble than children, however, the love and
affection they display to their owner far outweigh the problems!
Burmese are intelligent cats and have a low boredom threshold, it is therefore necessary
to provide them with toys and most important of all, company, Burmese HATE TO BE ALONE,
they love people, other cats and dogs. A Burmese left alone will make
mischief! WARNING A Burmese can open most doors! If a Burmese is locked in a
room it will shred your carpet in an effort to escape.
Your kitten has been litter trained since 4 weeks of age, Burmese are naturally very clean
cats, you will need to show your kitten where its litter tray is. It is important
that the tray is kept scrupulously clean, Burmese do not like using dirty litter.
A sample of cat litter has been given to you and if you wish to continue with this brand,
then the following company will deliver to your door (including dry/canned food if
required, it saves carrying all those heavy bags from the supermarket):
R & L Pet Products
390 Upper Shoreham Rd
Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex BN43 5ND
(01273) 454005 or 380505
They accept telephone orders and payments and usually deliver within 2 days.
In closing if you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to contact me, I am
always delighted to hear about their general health and progress.