Keeping your cat healthy is our primary goal. It starts with the first exam as a kitten. Our doctors will look for any sign of illness or genetic problems that could affect your pet's life. We will give you our recommendations for vaccinations and worming, as well as preventatives for fleas. After your initial visit, we will send you cards in the mail whenever your pet is due for a vaccination. Below are our recommendations for keeping your cat healthy.
- 1st vaccination @ 6 weeks (FVRCPP - Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Pneumonitis*, Panleukopenia**) We recommend that your kitten have a simple blood test at this time for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus***. If negative, we can discuss with you whether your kitten should be vaccinated for Feline Leukemia Virus.
- 2nd vaccination @ 9 weeks (FVRCPP - same vaccination as 1st)
- 3rd vaccination @ 12 weeks (FVRCPP -same vaccination as 1st and 2nd)
- Rabies - at 4 months of age
- We will check your kitten for worms and other intestinal parasite each visit and worm as needed.
- Flea treatment / preventative can be started @ 12 weeks old. (We recommend Vectra, Frontline Tritak, and Revolution)
*Pneumonitis is also called Chlamydia.
**Panleukopenia is also called Feline Enteritis Virus and Feline Distemper.
***Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is also called Feline AIDS.
- Annual booster vaccination (FVRCPP)- 1 year after the last kitten vaccination and every three years thereafter.
- Rabies - 1 year after the 1st rabies vaccination and annually thereafter.
- We will check your cat for worms and intestinal parasites on each visit.
- We will do a thorough physical exam at the time of each annual booster.
- We recommend monthly flea treatment / preventative (Vectra, Frontline, or Revolution)