What kind of treatments do kittens need?
- Step 1: Vaccinations. Vaccinations are ideally given at 6, 9, 12, and 15 weeks of age.
- Step 2: Worm & Parasite Treatment.
- Step 3: Microchipping.
- Step 4: Spaying/Neutering.
- Step 5: Flea & Tick Treatment.
- Step 6: Develop a General Care Routine.
- Step 7: Socialization.
- Step 8: Prepare for Hazards & Emergencies.
What vet things do kittens need?
The Physical Exam Your kitten will be weighed and may need a blood test to check for certain diseases. They will also look for other parasites such as fleas or mites. The vet will examine your kitten’s eyes, ears, mouth, skin, coat, and whole body.
What should I do with my 10 month old kitten?
Try it to see if you can draw your cat to these appropriate toys and away from inappropriate or dangerous items. At this age, cats need to be completely off kitten food. Your cat needs the protein that adult cat food offers. If you are tempted to give your cat human food, think again.
What should I expect from my 6 month old kitten?
Physical and Mental Development. Your young cat will likely sleep a lot, more than 16 hours a day. He will easily find a cozy place to snuggle down, but if you can encourage him to sleep in a cat bed, you may help to contain shedding. Believe it or not, cats are capable of reproducing as early as 6 months old.
When to spay or neuter a 6 month old kitten?
By the time they’re 6 months old, female kittens should be spayed and male kittens neutered. Ask your veterinarian about special diets that may help prevent or improve a common condition in both male and female felines: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Like humans, a kitten’s first set of teeth are replaced by her adult teeth.
When do I need to take my kitten to the vet?
Unless this was done prior to your kitten’s adoption, you’ll need to make an appointment for this surgery. Spaying and neutering is usually done around five to six months of age but some veterinarians will recommend it be done earlier or later.
When to take a kitten to the vet?
A thing that people forget is that the mother of the kitten might get or have worms. The worm eggs are transferred through the mother milk to the baby. So kittens can get worms at a very early age. Therefore, it can be a very good idea to go to your vet if you suspect worms.
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).
How old do kittens have to be to be dewormed?
STANDARD DEWORMing. All kittens should be treated for common parasites such as roundworms and hookworms at 2, 4, and 6 weeks of age. This can be done at a veterinarian, or at home.
What’s the best way to care for a kitten?
Vigorously clean food bowls, water bowls, and any syringes, nipples, bottles and tubes after each use by a kitten. Also remember to quarantine any new kitten entering the home both for the safety of other cats and for the safety of the kitten.