Kitten Care

Kitten Care

Newborn kittenPlease bring your new kitten in as soon as possible after you adopt him/her.

What to bring with you

  • Your kitten in a pet carrier
  • Kitten treats
  • Any previous medical history, i.e. vaccines, deworming, etc.
  • Fecal sample less than 24 hours old

Exams will include

  • Complete physical exam
  • Educational kitten kit with Vaccine/Health Record with tips on kitten care and behavioral concerns (1st exam)
  • Flea/tick control
  • Heartworm preventative as needed
  • Fecal examination for intestinal parasites and appropriate deworming
  • Necessary vaccine boosters
  • Testing for FeLV/FIV is highly recommended (FeLV: Feline Leukemia Virus FIV: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

Vaccination Schedule

  • FVRCP (prevents Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus infection and Panleukopenia)
  • Administered every 3 to 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
  • Cats over 12 weeks of age with an unknown vaccination status will be given 2 vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart.
  • Rabies vaccine will be administered at 12 weeks of age or older.
  • Additional vaccines such as Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) will be discussed with you and given based on your kitten's lifestyle and risk.