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Hometown Animal Hospital

Kitten Care

We love kittens! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to your family.

Please bring your new kitten in as soon as possible after you bring him/her home. Your investment in good basic care may reward you with the companionship and affection of a healthy cat for for many years.

View our Feline Wellness Plans here!

We recommend testing your kitten for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodefiency virus. Although these diseases are not contagious to humans, testing for these is very important, especially if you have another cat in the house.

Annual vaccinations are recommended for all cats and rabies vaccination is required by law. Outdoor cats should be on Revolution for heartworm, fleas, ticks, ear mites and intestinal parasites. Cats should also be spayed or neutered.

On your first visit, please bring with you:

  • Your kitten in a pet carrier or on a leash

  • Health or vaccination information the seller or shelter provided to you. If this is your kitten's first visit to a veterinarian we will take care of needed vaccination and deworming.

  • Inestinal stool sample less than 24 hours old

The initial exam will include:

  • A thorough physical and dental exam.

  • Discussion of the appropriate vaccination schedule for your kitten's breed and anticipated lifestyle

  • Heartworm test and preventative medication

  • Flea/tick prevention discussion.

  • Intestinal stool examination for intestinal parasites and appropriate deworming

  • Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

The following are signs that your kitten needs immediate care. Please call us immediately if your kitten is exhibiting any of these symptoms:

  • Signs that the kitten has swallowed something potentially poisonous as evidenced by drooling, vomiting, seizures, or fever

  • leeding you can't stop

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Lethargy

  • Staggering

  • Blood in the mouth, urine or feces

  • Straining in the litter box with no results

  • Repeated vomiting in a short time or diarrhea with vomiting

  • Signs of pain, such as swelling or inability to use his/her leg