6 Meet Your Match
How to choose the right kitten for your family and lifestyle
By Rebecca Sweat
18 Buyers’ Guide
These 8 products let your cat climb, scratch and snooze.
20 14 Captivating Breeds
Sassy, sweet and oh-so-adorable – these kittens are sure to find a place in your home and in your heart.
By Stacy N. Hackett
42 Your Breed Guide
44 Breed Rescue Groups
Resources for adopting a rescued purebred cat
48 Bringing Home Baby
Take it slow and follow this advice when introducing your new kitten to resident pets and family.
By Kellie B. Gormly
54 First Vet Visit
It’s important to establish a relationship with your kitten’s veterinary team now to ensure a lifetime of quality care.
By Jen Olson, DVM
60 Safe Home
Protect your kitten from these common household dangers.
By Ruth MacPete, DVM
63 Poison Plants
A list of plants and foods that are toxic to cats
64 Kitten Supplies
Bring this handy list with you to the pet supply store.
66 Orphan care
How to help an abandoned kitten get a paw up in the world
By Helen Jablonski
70 Hunters By Nature
Understanding your kitten’s natural instincts will help you ensure that his meals are healthy and rewarding.
By Dusty Rainbolt
76 Buyers’ Guide
These 8 products can help make mealtime fun.
78 Beauty Basics
Here’s how to establish a routine that will provide health benefits throughout kitty’s life.
By Sandy Robins
81 Buyers’ Guide
These 4 products will help keep your kitten looking her best.
82 Bathroom Habits
Here’s what you need to start and keep kitty loving her litterbox.
By Audrey Pavia
86 Buyers’ Guide
These 8 products keep your kitten’s powder room fresh and clean.
88 Vital Play
Playing is essential to teach and enrich the well- behaved kitten.
By Darlene Arden
94 Buyers’ Guide
These 9 products can help you engage your kitten in play.
96 Kitty Directory
If you need information, you’ll find it here.