Care for Kittens
Bringing a new kitten home is an exciting time! This cute, cuddly new family member can't help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Kitten’s First Appointment
Kittens should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around eight weeks of age.
During this initial visit, your kitten will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of kitten vaccinations.
Finally, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess their overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Tips for how to socialize your kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Nutrition information
Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your kitten has everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!