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New Kitten Vet and vaccinations at White Oaks West Animal Hospital

Veterinarian Services | New Kitten

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Congratulations on your new kitten!

Our team of trained professionals are ready to help you and answer any questions you may have about your new kitten. Early veterinary care is essential to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy.

It is important to your kitten's long term health that we examine your kitten as soon as possible to identify any potential health issues early on. We will answer your questions on caring for your kitten long-term, including food and nutrition questions, vaccinations, other health topics and behavioral issues.

Your kitten's first visit with us will include:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Screening for viruses specific to felines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immuno Virus
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite deworming
  • Development of a vaccination program based on your kitten's lifestyle
  • Heartworm prevention recommendations
  • Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas
  • Behavior and housetraining recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling

For your kitten's first visit with us, we request that you bring your kitten on a leash or in a carrier, all paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records, and a fresh (within 24 hours) fecal sample.

The following are signs that your kitten needs immediate care. If your kitten exhibits any of these signs, please give us a call as soon as possible:

  • Signs that the kitten has swallowed something poisonous such as mouth irritation, drooling, vomiting, seizures, or fever
  • Bleeding you can't stop
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness or lethargy
  • Staggering or seizures
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Pooping more than twice in an hour or straining in the litter box with no results
  • Repeat vomiting in a short time or diarrhea with vomiting
  • Signs of pain, such as swelling or inability to use his/her leg