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Kitten Care

Congratulations on Your New Kitten! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family.

Everyone at All Creatures Veterinary Services are waiting to meet your new kitten! We are eager to assist you with getting your kitten started on their journey to a healthy life.  It is important to have your new kitten examined by us to make sure they are healthy.  Our veterinarians will make sure they receive a good healthy start through the proper use of vaccinations, parasite protection, food choices and behavior recommendations.

What to expect on your kitten’s initial visit:

  • Comprehensive physical exam. 
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite worming
  • Development of a vaccination program based on your kitten’s lifestyle
  • Necessary vaccines or vaccine boosters
  • Heartworm preventative recommendations
  • Recommendations for flea and tick prevention
  • Behavior and housetraining recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling

For your first kitten visit, we request that you bring the following:

  • Your kitten in a closed cat carrier
  • All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary records you may have
  • A fresh stool sample

When you pick up your kitten, remember to ask what brand of food your kitten was eating and the feeding schedule. Replicate both of these until your first kitten visit with us.   We will discuss your kitten’s nutritional needs and the best food choices for your kitten with you during your first kitten visit.

Preparing for Your New Kitten

Pre-kitten planning is important. It is best to purchase supplies (for example, food and water bowls, chew toys, grooming supplies, bedding, collar and leash, identification tag, crate and gates) before you bring your kitten home. Pre-kitten shopping allows you to shop for supplies without the pressure of the kitten immediately needing the items.

You'll need to kitten-proof the area where he or she will spend most of his or her time the first few months. Kittens are playful and their favorite toys might be harmful to them, things like electric cords, cords on blinds or plants to nibble. Once you think you've completely kitten-proofed, lie on the floor and look around once more to get a kitten's-eye view. If you have children, please remind them not to overwhelm the new kitten the first day.

The staff at All Creatures is dedicated to making sure that you are comfortable with the kitten experience. There are no inappropriate questions, please do not hesitate to call us if you should have any questions or concerns regarding your kitten’s health or care.