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Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on your new kitten!

 

Our Kitten Wellness Program is designed to ensure your kitten is strong and healthy and will help set the foundation for your kitten’s long-term health.

The first two to six months are a critical period in your kitten’s development. Kittens have weaker immune systems than adults and, as a result, are more susceptible to infection from diseases and parasites. Just as with human babies, kittens need to see their veterinarian on a more frequent schedule than do adult pets.

 

Kittens need a series of vaccinations given 3-4 weeks apart, between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks. We will make sure your new cat is protected against rabies, panleukopenia (distemper), FIV, and feline leukemia, among other diseases.

 

Whether your kitten was purchased from a breeder, adopted from a rescue group, or acquired from a friend or family member, kittens should get a physical on their first visit.

 

Please bring a written record of any medical or vaccination history you received on your first visit. We will also check the kitten for intestinal parasites, fleas, ear mites, and more. If possible, please bring a stool sample on your first visit to make this process easier.

We will also discuss housebreaking, training, grooming, feeding, and spaying or neutering.

 

We want to work with you to provide you and your family the support and tools necessary to help your kitten grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat. With years of experience, we will happily share information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.