Adding a kitten to your family brings with it a certain amount of responsibility. Your fluffy little friend needs to be cared for and loved. They need to be fed, kept warm and dry, and have their health in the care of a veterinarian. In Stanton, CA, Stanton Pet Hospital can provide the pet exam and kitten care you require. Our family-owned pet hospital provides routine and emergency care.
Keeping your kitten healthy is what we want to do. Schedule a well-visit as soon as you take your kitten home. We want to give them a good look over and come up with a vaccination schedule that will keep them healthy and happy as a kitten and into their adult and senior years. In California, rabies vaccinations are not required for cats, but they are recommended and should be done before they are 4 months old.
Core vaccinations for cats begin at a very young age and at our veterinary practice we recommend the following vaccines to keep your cat healthy. All of them offer protection against serious illnesses that can make your cat very sick. Schedule the following vaccinations:
- Panleukopenia virus
- Feline leukemia virus
Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance to your kitten. They are disease carriers and making sure that your kitten has protection is what you need to do. There are quite a few ways to protect your kitten and our vet will discuss them with you to come up with a plan.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering help to keep your pet healthier, and it can also help to avoid some behavioral issues that arise when cats go into heat. Not to mention keeping unwanted pets from being born.
Kittens need to be dewormed several times before they are 8 weeks old. This is important for their long-term health. As soon as they are old enough, they need to be on year-round heartworm treatment.
As part of your wellness exams, our vet will discuss your pets' nutrition with you. They will be weighted at every visit, and they should be gaining weight but not getting fat. It is not always an easy balance to find and to make sure the calories that your kitten is consuming are nourishing and that they are growing on schedule.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Stanton, CA
If you are looking for a veterinarian in Stanton, CA to provide a pet exam and kitten care, our talented and friendly team at Stanton Pet Hospital can provide all the routine care that your kitten will need at our cat clinic.