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Kitten Care

Kitten Care

Your kitten’s first visit to Tails-A-Waggin starts your kitten off on “the right paw” and establishes the relationship between you and our health care team. We are excited to meet your new kitten and provide you with the best kitten care, guidance, and information you will need to ensure that your new kitten grows up into a strong, healthy, and happy cat!

Getting Started with your Kitten’s First Wellness Exam

The first step you can take is to visit us so that we can perform a comprehensive “nose-to-tail” physical exam on your kitten. This initial visit has many benefits:

  • Extensive physical examination of your new kitten by our veterinarian.
  • Establish a vaccination schedule and optimal plan for parasite testing, prevention and treatment, including heartworm prevention. For specific details about kitten and adult cat vaccinations, please visit our Vaccination Schedule link.
  • Familiarize your new kitten with veterinarian visits.
  • Establish a relationship with you and your new kitten, as well as fully understand your expectations as a pet owner.
  • Provide an occasion to answer all of your questions and/or concerns about kitten care, such as food, nutrition, and/or behavioral questions.
  • Discuss with you any risks associated with your new kitten’s breed and/or environment.
  • Spay or neuter discussion concerning your new kitten. The recommended spay/neuter time for your kitten when he/she is between 4 and 6 months of age.

When visiting with your new kitten for the first time, please bring the following with you:

  • Your kitten on a leash.
  • Any prior health information that the seller, shelter, or another provided to you, such as information about the breed, history of vaccines, worming, neutering, etc.
  • A stool sample that is no more than two hours old.

veterinary care services

Kittens should be vaccinated every three weeks starting at (6) six weeks thru (16) sixteen weeks of age.

Age of Pet Procedure(s)
6-8 weeks Fecal, De-Worming, FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Chlamydia Pneumonitis)
9-11 weeks Fecal, De-Worming, FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Chlamydia Pneumonitis) Risk Assessment for non-core vaccines
12-15 weeks Rabies, FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus Chlamydia Pneumonitis) Risk Assessment for non-core vaccines