Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Our mission is to properly educate you on how to have a happy, healthy kitten to adulthood. We schedule the series of kitten visits to be 30 minute appointments because we feel it is so important to spend time with you and your kitten, making sure we cover all the important topics like vaccines, parasites, behavior, food, microchip, and socialization. Here is a detailed outline of what to expect at each kitten visit.

First Visit

  • Physical Exam – The doctor will thoroughly examine your kitten and talk with you about feeding, litter-training, dental care and answer any questions you may have.
  • Vaccine – The doctor will administer the first in a series of 3-4 FVRCP (Distemper) vaccines that are all 3 weeks apart.
  • Intestinal Parasite Test – The test is done at an outside lab, and it will tell us within a day what types of parasites, including Giardia and Coccidia, are in your kitten’s stool.
  • Intestinal Parasite Medicine – All kittens have intestinal parasites. This medicine will cover all the basic parasites: roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. If the intestinal parasite test comes back positive for other parasites, then we will give your kitten additional medicine. Most kittens need dewormed at least twice.
  • FeLV/FIV Test – This is a quick, 10 minute test that will let us know if your kitten was exposed to Feline Leukemia or the cat form of AIDS. Both of these diseases are contagious to other cats.
  • First Flea Treatment – This is an easy to use topical treatment that you put on the neck of your pet or an oral tablet that will protect your pet from fleas and/or ticks for 1 month.
  • Kitten Information Kit – This handy bag is full of all sorts of important information to help you raise your pet. Please review it when you get home and bring back any questions you may have at your next visit.

Second Visit

  • Physical Exam – The doctor will thoroughly examine your kitten and answer any questions you may have after reading your kitten information kit.
  • Vaccine – The doctor will administer the second FVRCP vaccine in the series. At this time, your kitten will also receive the first Leukemia vaccine.
  • Intestinal Parasite Test – The test is done at an outside lab, and it will tell us within a day what types of parasites, including Giardia and Coccidia, are in your kitten’s stool.
  • Flea Treatment – This medication also goes by your kitten’s weight. Single tablets or topical applications will be given monthly until your kitten reaches his/her adult weight.

Third Visit

  • Exam – The doctor will thoroughly examine your kitten again and answer any questions you may have about behavior, dental care, intestinal parasite prevention, micro-chipping, spay/neuter, litter-training, etc.
  • Vaccines – The doctor will administer the third and final FVRCP vaccine as well as the last Leukemia vaccine booster.
  • Intestinal Parasite Medication – The doctor will prescribe another round of dewormer to ensure that your kitten is free of intestinal parasites.
  • Flea Treatment – This medication also goes by your kitten’s weight. Single tablets or topical applications will be given monthly until your kitten reaches his/her adult weight.
  • Spay/Neuter Estimate – You will be provided with an estimate for the spay/neuter procedure that will be specific for your pet.

Spay/Neuter Appointment

  • Pre-surgical Exam – The doctor will thoroughly examine your kitten to ensure that he/she is healthy enough for the procedure.
  • Spay/Neuter – Your pet will be surgically altered under anesthesia.
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work – This test is optional, but highly recommended, as it gives us a baseline of your kitten’s health.
  • Home Again microchip – This is optional but highly recommended. This microchip is implanted underneath the skin in between your kitten’s shoulder blades. If your kitten should ever get lost and returned to a clinic or shelter, he will be scanned for this microchip. Once he is scanned, the clinic or shelter will contact you with his location.
  • Flea Prevention – You will be able to purchase a larger supply of flea prevention also.
  • Rabies Vaccine – The doctor will administer your kitten’s initial rabies vaccine. This vaccine is required by law.