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Kitten Care

Caring for Your Kitten

Congratulations on your new kitten! The first thing you should be aware of as a new kitten owner is that kittens require special health care needs the first few months of their lives. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive kitten wellness schedule to make it easier for you. In addition to the services below, organized by age, ask our staff for additional information and suggestions.

Age 6–8 weeks
  • Complete physical examination
  • Felv/FIV test (leukemia, and feline imuno-deficiency virus test)
  • Initial FVRCP vaccine (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia)
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • Initial application of topical flea and tick control
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations
Age 12 weeks
  • Physical examination
  • FVRCP 2nd booster
  • Initial leukemia (Felv) vaccine
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development
Age 16 weeks
  • Physical examination
  • Rabies vaccine, tag, and certificate
  • FVRCP 3rd booster
  • Felv 2nd booster
  • Discussion of health and development
  • Next vaccines due 1 year later
Age 20 weeks
  • Microchip identification
  • Surgical spay for female kittens
  • Surgical neuter for male kittens