Preventative Health Care for Your Kitten
Kittens need a series of vaccinations to establish their immunity to specific diseases. After the initial series, adult cats should only receive booster vaccinations periodically.
There are 3 types of vaccinations every cat should receive:
6 weeks: 1st FVCRP Feline Rhinotracheitis-Calcivirus
9 weeks: 2nd FVCRP/FeLV #1
12 weeks: 3rd FVCRP/FeLV #2
16 weeks: Rabies
FeLV and Rabies booster vaccinations need to be administered annually. FVRCP vaccinations need to be given every three years. FeLV is only recommended in high risk cats -- those who live in a household with more than 3 cats, or cats who go outside.
A stool sample should be checked annually for the most common feline parasites: roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and coccidian.
There are several kinds of parasites that live on the skin of cats, including fleas, ticks, lice, and mites. It is important to have your pet examined yearly to determine if these parasites are present.
A good nutrition plan is essential for the first year of your kitten’s life. Regular commercial pet foods are adequate as long as you purchase reputable brands. The Molitor Pet Clinic recommends feeding Hill’s Science Diet, Purina Pro-Plan, Eukanuba, or Royal Canin.
The benefits of neutering your pet far outweigh any possible negative consequences. Your kitten can be neutered at any age.
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