New Kitten

My kitten is coming in for an appointment, what can I expect?

Kittens come in several times over the first 6 months for a series of vaccines and exams. Depending on your kitten’s age, the appointments can vary slightly.

At 8 weeks

- A complete exam (from nose to tail) to be sure everything looks, feels, and sounds the way it’s supposed to
- Weight check
- Fecal analysis to check for intestinal parasites
- Routine de-worming
- Frontline to treat and prevent fleas and ticks
- Start Distemper Vaccine (FVRP) series (1st of 3)
- Discuss any general questions or concerns
- Test for Feline Leukemia (FeLv) and FIV if not already completed

At 12 weeks

- Complete exam: It is important to have a full exam every four weeks as our kittens grow because the body is growing and developing so rapidly a concern may arise in a short period of time.
- Weight check
- Distemper (FVRP) Vaccine (2nd of 3)
- Discuss home dental care
- Continue Frontline if the kitten is going to be an outdoor cat or if fleas present
- Start Feline Leukemia (FeLv) vaccine series (1st of 2)- outdoor cats only

At 14 weeks (outdoor cats only)

- Visit with a technician only
- Discuss any questions or concerns
- Weight check
- Feline Leukemia (FeLv) vaccine (2nd of 2)

At 16 weeks

- Complete exam
- Weight check
- Discuss Bartonella testing at time of spay/neuter
- Discuss spay/neuter (schedule in 4-8 weeks)
- Final Distemper (FVRP) vaccine (3rd of 3)
- Rabies Vaccine
- Discuss Microchipping

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 7:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 7:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:30pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm

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