Bringing a new kitten home is very exciting. However, taking care of a young pet requires a lot of responsibility. You have to make sure your pet stays healthy and is growing as it should be. At TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital, serving Reisterstown and Owings Mills, MD, we can help you take care of your new kitten. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your kitten is healthy, happy, and has a long life. While kitten care may seem overwhelming, we can tell you everything you need to know.
Your Kitten’s First Vet Visit
When you bring your kitten to our animal hospital for the first exam, we will request you to come with its medical information. The information will include any history of deworming and vaccines.
Our kitten wellness exams include:
- A comprehensive physical and dental exam
- Nutritional counseling
- Customized vaccination program
- Heartworm prevention
- Housetraining and behavior recommendations
- Screening and providing recommendations for curbing intestinal and external parasites
- Customized vaccinations
Vaccinating your kitten is one of the best ways to prevent serious conditions from infecting it. At our facility, we will establish a customized vaccine schedule that aligns with the needs of your kitten. Your cat will need the following vaccines:
- FVRCP: Helps to prevent panleukopenia, calicivirus infection, and feline viral rhinotracheitis. We will administer this vaccine every 3 to 4 weeks up to 4 months of age.
- Rabies vaccine: This vaccine is required by law. We can administer it at 12 weeks of age.
We might also administer additional vaccines, including one for feline leukemia virus. Additional vaccines will depend on the environment and lifestyle of your kitten.
As a pet owner, you will never want to find yourself in a situation where your pet is lost and you cannot trace it. That is why we provide microchips to help uniquely identify your pet. Microchips are a painless and permanent kind of identification that we implant beneath the skin of your kitten. The microchip is a tiny component that will hold your contact information and make it possible for you to reunite with your pet if it gets lost.
Neutering and Spaying Procedures
A female kitten can get pregnant at as early as 5 months old. Therefore, you should prevent your kitty from unplanned pregnancy by bringing her to our practice for spraying. Also, unneutered male cats might have a notorious behavior of running away and urinating anywhere. Fortunately, you can avoid such behavior by having your kitten neutered when it is still young.
Visit Our Veterinarian for Kitten Care
If you have a new kitten, we can offer it all the veterinary care it needs. At TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital, serving Reisterstown and Owings Mills, MD, we guarantee you the best kitten care. To schedule an appointment, call us today.