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Kitten Care

Keep your kitten healthy with all the veterinary care they need.

Adopting a kitten is an exciting time in your life! At Aristokatz, we want to make it as easy as possible for your new cat to receive the care they need to ensure a long and healthy life.

Our kitten care recommendations are based on years of veterinary practice, as well as guidelines from The American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Call us at 203-690-1099 to schedule an intake appointment for your kitten.

Kitten Care Exams and Timeline

Vaccinations

Aristokatz recommends core vaccinations for all kittens. Core vaccinations help protect against common and dangerous diseases. Some of these vaccines require a course of a few injections over time, so make sure to plan ahead when scheduling your kitten’s shots! The three core vaccines that Aristokatz recommends are:

  • FVRCP Vaccine (feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia)
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • FeLV Vaccine (feline leukemia virus)

Other vaccines may be recommended based on your kitty’s health history and lifestyle. The FVRCP vaccine is three doses; FeLV is two doses. Some vaccines, such as the rabies vaccine, will require boosters throughout your cat’s life.

Aristokatz keeps records of all of your cat’s shots, and will send you a reminder when it’s time for a booster!

Give Aristokatz a call at 203-690-1099 to schedule a kitten exam and get your kitten up to date on their vaccines.

Kitten Testing

It is important to screen your kitten for disease or heightened risk of disease, especially if you don’t know their full medical history. Identifying and treating disease and mitigating risk factors will help your cat enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life! Most screening tests only require blood work or fecal samples, and are quick and relatively painless. Here are some common conditions that Aristokatz screens for:

  • FeLV (feline leukemia virus)
  • FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)
  • Parasites
  • Heartworm

Testing usually happens at your second kitten well exam.

Schedule your first appointment today by calling 203-690-1099!

Spay/Neuter

Spaying and neutering cats is a medical procedure that involves removing the reproductive organs of a cat. The spay process involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus, while the neuter process involves the removal of the testicles. The surgery is typically performed when the cat is between four and six months old, and most cats recover quickly with no complications.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of spaying or neutering your kitten.

Microchipping

Microchipping your kitten is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your cat’s safety if they get lost. A microchip is a small RFID chip implanted in your cat. The chip is programmed with your contact information, and can be scanned by most shelters or veterinary offices if your cat gets out and someone finds them.

Click here to learn more about microchipping your cat.

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