Do I need to take my new kitten to the vet?

Do I need to take my new kitten to the vet?

Kittens should be seen by their veterinarian once every 3-4 weeks for the first 16 weeks of life. At these visits, your kitten will get a series of vaccinations to help protect them against a number of infectious and life-threatening diseases.

What does a new kitten need at vet?

The New Kitten Checklist

  • Fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites.
  • Start parasite control (through the use of prescription medication) to treat intestinal parasites and prevent heartworm.
  • Begin protecting your kitten from flea- and tick-borne diseases.
  • Chemistry tests to help evaluate internal organ status.

How long does it take for a cat to adjust to a new kitten?

Don’t panic if you have another cat and it isn’t getting along with the new kitten just yet. This process can take time and 30 days may not be enough for your cat to adjust.

How can I introduce my new kitten to my Cat?

Introducing a new cat to the resident cat can be a bit harder. I recommend starting with feeding the cats on either side of a door. Make sure your cat is hungry, and throw some good treats in with the food. Again, we want the animal to think that good things happen when the kitten is around.

When to bring a new cat into the home?

Bringing a new cat or kitten into the home when you already have one or more cats can upset the current hierarchy within the household. A proper, slow introduction will help ease the adjustment. Below is an introduction technique to try even if your cats have already met and spent time together.

When to take your kitten to the vet?

Make sure your kitten continues to eat and drink and monitor their litter box habits during this time. If you see any parasites, blood, loose stools, etc. in the litterbox, it is a good idea to bring this sample to the vet. Regardless, you’ll need to make an appointment during this time to get your kitten checked out.

What to do when you get a new kitten?

If you got your cat from a shelter, ask their advice as they may have veterinarians they swear by. Local dog walkers and groomers are also a great resource for pet recommendations. One of the first things you should do with your new cat, if not the very first, is take him in for an exam.

Don’t panic if you have another cat and it isn’t getting along with the new kitten just yet. This process can take time and 30 days may not be enough for your cat to adjust.

What should I expect at my first vet visit for my kitten?

Ear mites are very common in kittens so your vet may swab a sample from inside the ear to check for microscopic mites. Combing your kitten’s fur for evidence of fleas – Fleas love cats of all ages. A flea comb may be used to look for fleas.

What kind of shots should I give my kitten?

The specific shots your kitten should have will depend on where you live, whether your cat will roam the neighborhood or stay inside, and whether you have other cats co-ruling your home. Always follow the advice of your vet. When you take your kitten in for vaccinations, ask your vet to test for feline leukemia (FeLV).