Your New Kitten
Congratulations on your new kitten! A house with a frisky kitten is a fun house indeed. There's nothing quite like watching your new family member discover their surroundings, full of wonder and mischief! We at Corona Community Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing new kitten owners with valuable tools and information to ensure a long healthy life ahead.
At the bottom of this page you will find links to documents you can read now, or print and read later at your convenience. They are full of wonderful information, such as what to expect with your new kitten, preventative care recommendations and more. We hope you enjoy the information, and remember, we offer the first well pet kitten exam at no charge! Schedule an Appointment today.
Our recommendations for kittens:
Checkup with the Doctor
Every new kitten should be thoroughly examined by Dr.Ivan. It's important for new owners to know that even seemingly healthy kittens can sometimes have underlying health problems not detectable without a professional examination. Heart and lung conditions, physical abnormalities and much more can be detected with a doctor's physical exam, and addressed early. Detecting problems early is essential for the health and longevity of your new family member.
- 08 weeks FVRCP #1
- 11 weeks FVRCP #2, FeLV #1
- 14 weeks FVRCP 1 year Booster, FeLV 1 year Booster
- 16 weeks Rabies 1 year Booster
After a booster vaccine, annual re-vaccination is recommended. We will send you reminder postcards every time your kitten is due for a visit.
Spaying female cats and neutering males ("altered" is the unisex term) is recommended at 4-6 months of age, to prevent unwanted litters of kittens.
*Did you know? 1 unaltered female cat, if she and her offspring remain unaltered for the duration of their lives, will be responsible for the unwanted births of over 11 million cats. Help reduce the number of cats euthanized every year in the United States simply because they are unwanted. Please spay and neuter your pets!
We recommend performing a fecal test for parasites before deworming cats and kittens. The feline species is extremely sensitive to various medications that dogs tolerate well. It is best to first know whether a kitten has parasites, and only then administer veterinarian prescribed medication to eradicate them.
*Did you know? Recent statistics show that over 50% of in-house fecal testing performed at veterinary hospitals are false negatives. This is because the equipment and methodology used by outside laboratories is far superior to the capabilities of most veterinary hospital labs and personnel.
50 percent of the time, veterinary hospitals are missing intestinal parasites!
We feel this number is unacceptable, and that is why at Corona Community Veterinary Hospital, we do both! After an initial in-house screening, your pet's sample is always sent to our outside laboratory for testing. Our fee includes both methods, because your pet's good health is our number one concern.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan today!