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New Clients Welcome!

Kitten Care

Are you welcoming a new kitten into your home? We are here to help ensure that they grow up healthy and happy!

If you have other cats, we also recommend testing your new kitten for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus before introducing them into your home. In addition, for behavioral reasons, you may want to keep your kitten separated from the other cats for a few days, or at least a few hours. This way, the new "roommates" can get used to each other's scents and calm down from the initial shock of having a new cat around. When they do have physical access to each other, this will reduce the chances of aggressive behaviors.

To bring your new kitten's immune system up to speed, we recommend the following core vaccinations to be administered in a series of three visits to the clinic, each 2-3 weeks apart:

  • Distemper
  • Rhinotracheitis
  • Calcivirus
  • Rabies

While your kitten is in the office, we will run a few routing tests on them such as a fecal exam to make sure they are growing up healthy and strong. Please do your best to bring a fresh fecal sample to your visit!