Newly adopted kittens should visit a veterinarian for a complete physical exam as soon as possible. We will look for fleas, check for intestinal parasites, and draw blood for FeLV and FIV testing. Please bring a stool sample with you on your first visit. This helps ensure that your new kitty is healthy and that disease is not transmitted to other animals or humans in your house.
Kitten vaccines start at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every 3-4 weeks. The last vaccine in the kitten series should be given after 16 weeks of age. We follow the AAFP’s vaccination guidelines.
Kitten vaccines include:
FVRCP or feline distemper: Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Rhinotracheitis (Herpesvirus), Feline Calicivirus
Feline Leukemia Virus
We will also discuss nutrition, basic kitten care, and timing of spay/neuter surgery if not already done.