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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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