Kittens

Your kitten is growing at an incredible rate! In the first six months, your kitten will be potty trained, lose baby teeth, get adult teeth and start puberty!  A year old cat is equivalent in age to an 7 to 9 year old person!

This is why it is so important to have your kitten examined several times during the first 6 months.  During these exams, the doctor will assess the overall health of your kitten.  These appointments are also a great time to ask questions of the technician and doctor about the care of your kitten, or any behavioral concerns that you may have.

Here’s what to expect during your kitten’s first year:

First Visit (7-9 Weeks)

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • First distemper combination vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Test
  • Preventive deworming
  • Begin internal parasite prevention programs

Second Visit (11-13 Weeks)

  • Physical Exam
  • Second distemper combination vaccination
  • Discuss feline leukemia vaccine
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

Third Visit (15-18 Weeks)

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Third distemper combination vaccination; second feline leukemia vaccine:
  • rabies vaccination
  • Baseline wellness and presurgical screening blood tests
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

6 Months

  • Physical Exam
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip Placement
  • Continue internal parasite prevention

Annually

  • Physical Exam
  • Fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Wellness Blood Screening
  • Vaccines
  • Internal parasite prevention