Our Guide To Kitten Wellness
Adding a new kitten to your family is exciting for everyone, especially the kitten. The first months of their lives are essential for building kitten wellness, nutrition, and litter box training. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure you know the best methods of caring for your new family member while they learn their way around your home.
Explore our guide below to learn more about kitten wellness.
Your Kitten’s First Cat Care Clinic Visit
We recommend scheduling your kitten’s first veterinary visit as soon as you meet them so they can receive their immunizations. Otherwise, your kitten is susceptible to severe yet preventable diseases. Our experienced veterinarians will also examine their medical charts and any available history to assess whether they need additional vaccines.
We’ll protect against or recommend vaccines for conditions such as:
- Panleukopenia (distemper)
- Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Roundworms are intestinal worms that are common in most kittens. While sometimes they cause no symptoms, they can also cause coughing, weight loss, and a pot-bellied appearance in your kitten. It’s imperative that you treat your kitten for roundworms because they’re transmittable to humans. Thankfully, finding fast treatment for your kitten at our cat care clinic protects your whole family from this parasite.
Spaying & Neutering
Veterinarians frequently perform procedures called Spaying and neutering, which take away your cat’s ability to reproduce. Sterilization is considered highly beneficial for household pets, especially kittens that are allowed to go outside.
At our cat care clinic in Carmel, IN, we primarily use spaying and neutering to ensure your kittens are protected against conditions such as:
- Several types of cancer
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Bacterial infections
- Reproductive tract diseases in female kittens
Setting up your kitten’s spaying or neutering appointment is also essential for protecting the environment around your home. An increase in the cat population reduces the number of birds and other wildlife, even in urban areas. Discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering your kitten with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians at Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital’s cat care clinic.
Schedule Your Kitten Wellness Appointment
At Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital, we’re honored that our community trusts us with their pets. We know that your new kitten is becoming a part of your family. As a result, we want to help you give them the long, happy life they deserve from the first moment they enter our office. We even offer PetCare Plus, a plan that we can customize specifically for kittens to help you pay for your initial appointments at our Carmel cat care clinic.
Contact us today at (317) 428-2530 to learn more about your kitten’s first appointment and give your kitten a head start on a healthy life.