Kitten Wellness

At this exciting and fun-filled time of your life, we want to welcome your new kitten to your family and ours. At Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, we constantly strive to provide the best care and service possible.

The first few months of your kitten’s life are important in determining his/her health status as an adult cat.

Recommendations and Visits for Your Kitten during His/Her First Year of Life

At Clarkson Village Animal Hospital, you will receive the following for your kitten during his or her first year:

2 Months

  • Kitten Care Package, including extensive information on kitten healthcare
  • Complimentary bag of premium kitten food
  • Comprehensive physical exam and weigh-in
  • Consultation regarding feeding, nutrition and litter box training
  • Nail trim demonstration, if required
  • Initial kitten vaccinations
  • Stool sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Discussion of the benefits of dental home care
  • Information regarding the benefits of pet insurance

3 Months

  • Comprehensive physical exam and weigh-in
  • Booster kitten vaccinations
  • Assessment of growth and general body condition
  • Discussion of any health concerns or questions that you may have
  • Appropriate treatments for internal parasites, and discussion of the potential health risks of pet parasites to people, particularly children

4 Months

  • Comprehensive physical exam and weigh-in
  • Final booster with Rabies vaccination
  • Stool sample to check for intestinal parasites
  • Spay/neuter and discuss declawing, if you think you may need to do this
  • Assessment of growth and general body condition
  • Discussion of any health or training concerns

6 Months

  • Baseline pre-operative blood screening highly recommended
  • Spay/neuter operation, +/- declawing if necessary
  • Microchipping – permanent identification system – if desired
  • Discussion of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), risk factors, and proper nutrition to prevent this condition
  • Discussion of indoor vs. outdoor cat (i.e. potential risks vs. advantages)
  • Physical exam and assessment of growth and body condition
  • Discussion of any health concerns

8 Months

  • Nutrition – especially approaching 1 year of age – to do what you can to prevent urinary bladder issues

Spring

  • Safe and effective flea prevention – topical medication

Summer & Fall

  • Flea comb regularly, especially outdoor cats

1 Year & Annually

  • Comprehensive physical exam, consultation with the veterinarian, and weigh-in
  • Appropriate booster vaccines with rabies
  • Stool check for intestinal parasites
  • Diet/nutrition, training, and health discussion

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