Image00084It is important that your kitten is as healthy as possible from the beginning.

All kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) as soon as they are adopted, sometimes they may require more than one test in the first year of their life. Kittens also need a few core vaccines, starting around 6-8 weeks of age. These may include: Rabies vaccine Multiple Feline Upper Respiratory vaccines (FVRCP) Feline Leukemia vaccines (FeLV) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Kittens should also be dewormed. This involves a simple injection or oral medication, sometimes multiple times, in order to break the parasite’s life cycle.

Because not all types of gastrointestinal (GI) parasites will be destroyed by deworming medication, it is also important to test your kittens stool to ensure no other parasites exist. Some GI parasites (like Roundworms) are contagious to humans. A quick and easy fecal exam can protect your pets and your family.

Flea and tick medication is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Fleas and ticks can carry parasites that can make your kitten very sick. It is easy to protect them with monthly flea and tick prevention.

Ask us about how the right nutrition can help to keep your pet healthy!