Kittens

Kitten Wellness
Your First Veterinary Visit

Appointment:
  1. A technician will meet you & your kitten. Your kitten will be weighed, have his temp, pulse and respirations taken for the Dr.
  2. A doctor will perform a thorough physical exam & ask you a series of questions to gather info about the newest member of your family.
  3. You & the doctor will craft a healthcare program. If your kitten is healthy, this is what we feel your kitten needs.

Health Care Program:

First Visit - 6-8 Weeks:
  • FELV/FIV Test (serious feline diseases that may adversely affect the life of your kitten and can be transmitted to other cats in the home)
  • Fecal Testing & Deworming (if needed)
  • Rhinotacheitis/Calicivirus/Chlamydophilia/Panlekopenia (Feline distemper-RCCP)
10-12 Week Visit:
  • Feline distemper (RCCP)
  • FeLV vaccine if an outdoor cat
  • 2nd Deworming (if needed)
14-16 Week Visit:
  • Feline distemper (RCCP)
  • FeLV vaccine if an outdoor cat
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Recheck Fecal
  • 6-Month Visit:

Spay or Neuter
  • Pre-op Bloodwork
  • IV Catheter
  • Anesthesia Monitoring
  • Pain Management
First Year of Life:
  • Revolution – Flea/Tick/Heartworm prevention
1 Year of Age:
  • Feline distemper (RCCP)
  • Rabies vaccine
  • FeLV vaccine if an outdoor cat
  • Fecal Testing
  • Adult Feline Wellness 
1-7 Years of Age

Our Recommendations for the care of your feline companion:
  • 1. Annual examinations
  • 2. Annual Bloodwork – Full CBC/Chemistry/Parasite Testing
  • This will allow us to assess the function of the kidney’s and liver, as well as the red & white blood cell counts.
  • Fecal testing: this should be done yearly if an indoor cat, however if your cat goes outdoors, then this should be done twice yearly.
  • * Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means you can be affected by them.
  • 3. Flea Protection and 12 Months of Heartworm Prevention
  • We recommend annual Revolution with biannual testing to make sure your pet remains heartworm negative.
  • If you choose seasonal heartworm protection your pet must have annual heartworm tests.
  • 4. Vaccine Protocol
  • Feline distemper (RCCP) – At one year of age, then if they are an indoor cat, no further RCCP vaccines are recommended. *If an outdoor cat, RCCP should be boostered every 3 years.
  • Rabies – At one year of age and then every 3 years.
  • FeLV – Once a year if your cat goes outside. We use a nonajuvanted PurVax by Merial that does not cause the Vaccine Associated Sarcoma.
Senior Feline Wellness Greater than 8 years of Age

Our Recommendations for the care of your senior feline companion: 
*Depending on your pets health and the results of their annual exam your doctor may recommend biannual (twice yearly) examinations or testing.
  • 1. Annual examinations
  • 2. Annual Bloodwork – Full CBC/Chemistry/T4/Urinalysis/Blood pressure/Parasite Testing
  • This will allow us to assess the function of the kidney’s, liver, thyroid and vascular systems, as well as red and white blood cell counts
  • Fecal testing should be done yearly for indoor cats, twice yearly for outdoor cats.
  • 3. Screening Chest and Abdominal Radiographs
  • Chest x-rays: Older pets may have disease in their chest we cannot detect on physical exam. It can brew until it reaches a critical point at which time your pet becomes ill. We would like to detect serious disease early.
  • Abdominal x-rays: Older pets can acquire masses in their abdomen without clinical signs. We utilize x-rays for early detection, which can allow for early intervention.
  • 4. Flea Protection and 12 Months of Heartworm Prevention
  • We recommend annual preventative to make sure your pet remains heartworm negative.
  • If you choose seasonal heartworm protection, your pet must have annual heartworm tests.
  • 5. Vaccine Protocol
  • Rabies – Every 3 years
  • What if we find abnormalities in...
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  • Bloodwork: Your doctor will make recommendations about further work-up & treatment
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  • Radiographs: The next step is ultrasound to better understand the abnormalities. Once 
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