New Kitten Care from our Veterinarian in Mesquite, TX
Have you recently welcomed a kitten to your family in NW, Ohio? Congratulations on your new feline friend! You might be bewildered by all the things you’ll need to be doing to keep the kitten healthy, safe and happy. Here are some kitten care tips from SylvaniaVET to help you get started.
Primary Care for Kittens
Bring your kitten in for a primary care appointment every year. Care includes a physical examination, an eye exam and when needed, a consultation on nutritional issues.
During wellness exams, our vet will discuss any problems noticed in your kitten along with details about diet and other daily habits. Standard blood tests, screening for parasites and urinalysis are typical components of kitten wellness examinations.
We will provide you with a list of vaccinations your kitten will need to thrive into adulthood. It's important to make appointments to come in for vaccines according to the schedule you set up with the vet.
Types of Kitten Vaccination
Core vaccines for felines include feline calicivirus, feline distemper, feline herpes virus, and rabies. After the initial course of vaccines, it’s crucial for your pet to receive updated vaccinations once per year.
Kittens are subject to getting parasites, so we will perform checks to see if your pet has parasites such as ticks, fleas, and worms in the intestines. Then, we’ll treat and remove them, and the vet will establish a preventative plan to keep parasites from returning.
Spaying and Neutering
With so many unwanted cats filling the shelters, there is a need to control the fertility of pets. We strongly recommend that you have your female kitten spayed (to avoid cancer from developing) and your male kitten neutered to prevent roaming and marking territory.
Special Diet Considerations
Baby animals such as kittens sometimes have problems with their digestion, leading to vomiting or bouts of diarrhea. Our experienced team will be happy to guide you in food selection to avoid such problems.
Behavior Training and Socialization
Bring your kitten in and obtain a plan to train and socialize it, to help ensure it will become a properly adjusted member of your family.
Benefits of Pet Insurance Early On
If your feline ever gets sick or injured, you can save money on veterinary bills by arranging to get pet insurance when you first welcome the kitten into your home. This will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing it will be easier to budget for veterinary services.
Bring Your Kitten to our Sylvania Veterinarian for a Wellness Check Today!
For the convenience of local pet owners, SylvaniaVet is the only veterinary hospital open 24/7 in the greater NW Ohio area, providing a full range of pet care services. For details on kitten care or to make an appointment for an exam, get in touch with us today. Call us at