By Shady Oak Vet and LifeLearn Admin
Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to take care for your family’s new addition! Bringing a new kitten home is very exciting but it can also be a little overwhelming. The first few months are critical for molding your pet’s behavior, so we want to make sure we can help you every step along the way.
During your first exam we will give you the tools necessary to help your kitten grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, behavior, litterbox training and socialization. We will also get your kitten started on a vaccine schedule. There are core vaccines (Distemper and Rabies) and there are optional vaccines (Feline Leukemia) so we will discuss you and your pet’s lifestyle and come up with the best vaccine options for your pet.
Kitten vaccines are important because your new kitten is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases (such as Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) until they are fully vaccinated. Because of this we recommend all new kittens have a Feline Leukemia test done during your initial visit (especially if you have other cats in your home). A Feline Leukemia test will tell us if your new kitten is positive or negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. We also recommend testing and treating all new pets for intestinal parasites, which are very common in young cats.
If you would like to set up an appointment please give us a call. We can’t wait to meet your new kitten!