Kittens

Congratulations on the addition of the new fur ball called a kitten to your home.  This is a crucial time to get your kitten started on the right path.  Good veterinary care and appropriate vaccinations are important at this life stage to protect your new kitten and help the them grow into a strong and healthy adult.  Below is list of our protocol for new kittens.

Core Needs

9 weeks of age

1st vet visit: Comprehensive wellness exam, fecal test, deworming, 1st vaccine with a RCP, start kitten on appropriate heartworm prevention and flea control.

12 weeks of age

2nd visit:  2nd Deworming, 2nd vaccine (booster) to RCP,  Preform lab test for Felv/FIV, send home 2nd dose of heartworm prevention / flea control

16 weeks of age

3rd visit:  3 vaccine (booster) to RCP,  Give 1st vaccine for Rabies, continue on heartworm prevention / flea control

20-24 weeks of age

4th visit:  Pre Operative / Wellness Blood Panel,   Spay or Neuter  (Surgery to be preformed at CPAC),   Microchip Implantation, and year prescription of heartworm prevention / flea control.

 

Non-Core Needs

If cats are going to be in door only, then we feel the above core treatments are adequate.  If your cat will be spending time outdoors then there are other prevention needs to consider.

  • Feline Leukemia –  Only started after neg blood test and consists of initial vaccine followed by a booster in 3 to 4 weeks and then a booster once a year there after
  • Feline Aids – Only started after neg blood test and consists of initial vaccine followed by 2 boosters 3-4 weeks apart and then a booster once a year there after.
  • Microchip –  We recommend breakaway collars for outdoor cats and thus microchips are the best way to have permanent ID for these cats

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