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Kitten Care


Congratulations on your new kitten! We just love kittens and can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.

We look forward to being introduced to your kitten! Our veterinarians and health team members are eager to assist you with getting your kitten started on his or her journey to a healthy life. It is important to have your new kitten examined by us to make sure they are healthy. Our veterinarians will make sure your kitten is receiving the proper protection he or she needs through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition, ensuring a healthy start in life.

Your kitten's first visit with us will include:
  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Screening for viruses specific to felines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite deworming
  • Development of an immunization program based on your kitten's current age and expected lifestyle
  • Heartworm prevention recommendations
  • Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas
  • Behavior and housetraining recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling

For your kitten's first visit with us, we request that you bring the following:
  1. Your kitten in a carrier
  2. All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records.
  3. Any questions you may have regarding your kittens health.
  4. A fresh (within 24 hours) fecal sample.

The following are signs that your kitten needs immediate care. If your kitten exhibits any of these signs, please give us a call as soon as possible:
  • Any eye injury
  • Bleeding/wounds
  • Coughing/difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea (particularly if accompanied by vomiting)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Fever
  • Getting too hot/cold (even if pet seems to have recovered)
  • Lethargy/weakness
  • Limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Seizure
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Swelling of the face/hives
  • Trauma (even if the kitten seems fine)
  • Vomiting