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Kitten Tips

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Feline Vet Visits

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  • Make sure to schedule your kitten for a physical examination with a veterinarian as soon as possible.
  • Kittens require frequent veterinary care in the first few months of life as well as yearly and biyearly visits thereafter.
  • Your new kitten will need examinations, parasite screening and vaccinations at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.
  • It is important to have your cat testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) before introducing them to other cats.
  • We strongly recommend keeping your kitten indoors and having them microchipped. The microchip will allow them to be identified at other veterinary hospitals, pounds, or shelters if they are ever lost or stolen. For more information about microchips, visit: www.homeagain.com
  • Many parasites can be transmitted to your kitten even if they stay indoors. We recommend monthly application of flea, tick, and heartworm preventative (such as Revolution) to avert these parasites.
  • One of the most common reasons people bring their cat to the veterinarian is due to urinating outside of the litter box. 95% of those issues are due to insufficient number of litter boxes, wrong litter choice, or not having litter boxes in enough locations throughout the house. Make sure you have one more litter box than you do cats to help alleviate some of these problems.
  • Don’t underestimate the importance of brushing your kitten’s teeth! Getting your kitten used to tooth brushing will allow them to be comfortable with it as they get older. Watch a video on how to brush your kittens teeth here:
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Kitten Standards of Care

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

16 Weeks

5-6 Months

Physical Exam

Physical Exam

Physical Exam

FVRCP #4

FVRCP #1 (Feline Distemper Vaccine)

Rabies

FVRCP #3

Pre-op lab work

Dewormer

FVRCP #2

FeLV #2
(if needed)

Feline Heartworm/FeLV/FIV Testing

Intestinal Parasite Screen

FeLV #1
(if needed)

Dewormer

Spay/Neuter

Feline Heartworm, FeLV, &
FIV Testing

Dewormer

 

Parasite Pprevention
(Revolution)

 

Microchip

 

Microchip
(if needed)

Adult Cat Standards of Care

Annual Visit

Semi-Annual Visit

Physical Exam

Physical Exam

Dental Disease Evaluation

Dental Disease Evaluation

Blood Parasite Test

Junior Early Detection lab work

Intestinal Parasite Screen

Parasite Preventative Medication

Vaccinations as Recommended

 

Parasite Preventative Medication

 

Senior Cat Standards of Care

Annual Visit

Semi-Annual Visit

Senior Wellness Physical Exam

Senior Wellness Physical Exam

Dental Disease Evaluation

Dental Disease Evaluation

Osteoarthritis Screening

Osteoarthritis Screening

Blood Parasite Test

Senior Early Detection Lab Work
(including urine)

Intestinal Parasite Screen

Blood Pressure Screen

Vaccinations as Recommended

Glaucoma Screen

Parasite Preventative Medication

Parasite Preventative Medication
(if needed)

Useful Tips:

Getting your Cat to the Veterinarian


All Creatures Veterinary Hospital has joined the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

All Creatures has joined the AAFP to show our commitment to improving the health and welfare of cats by having high standards of practice, feline specific continuing education as well as making our hospital more feline friendly.