Schedule your kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young cats.
Kitten Wellness Schedule
9 weeks – Distemper
12 weeks – Distemper Combo/Leukemia
16 weeks – Distemper Combo/Leukemia/Rabies
Your kitten is checked and treated for intestinal parasites at the first two visits. The third visit procedure will vary depending on the situation.
All new kittens need testing for leukemia/FIV. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are two of the most common diseases afflicting the cat population. These viruses are highly contagious among cats and can cause many symptoms, as well as death.
Spaying or Neutering
Spaying or neutering is recommended at six months of age.