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Kitten Care: Veterinarian in Salinas CA

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Veterinarian Services | New Kitten

Congratulations on your new kitten!  We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family

You have taken the first step to having a wonderful companion and friend. It is important to do everything you can to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy. Health care is essential through your cat’s entire life.

It is important to your kitten’s long term health that we examine your kitten as soon as possible to ensure they are healthy.  We will make sure your kitten is receiving the proper protection he or she needs through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition, ensuring a healthy start in life.

Your kitten’s first visit with us will include: 

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Screening for viruses specific to felines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • Intestinal parasite deworming
  • Development of an immunization program based on your kitten’s current age and expected lifestyle
  • Heartworm prevention recommendations
  • Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas
  • Behavior and housetraining recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling


For your kitten’s first visit with us, we request that you bring the following:

1.  Your kitten in a carrier
2.  All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records.
3.  Any questions you may have regarding your kitten's health.
4.  A fresh (within 24 hours) fecal sample. 

We have a series of kitten care handouts.  Please click on the article below to read about these important topics:

1.  First Kitten Care Handout - (View PDF)
Covers vaccination, heartworm control, flea control, fecal examination/deworming, introducing your kitten to other pets, litterbox education, kitten-proofing, feeding your new kitten, socialization, claw care and scratching

2.  Second Kitten Care Handout - (View PDF)
Covers spaying and neutering, microchipping, collars and id tags, dental care, pet insurance, grooming, toys and exercise, behavior topics

Development of an immunization program ages on your puppy’s current age and expected lifestyle. For more detailed information about vaccines, please read the UC Davis Protocol for Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines. 

The following are signs that your kitten needs immediate care. 

If your kitten exhibits any of these signs, please give us a call as soon as possible:

  • Any eye injury
  • Bleeding/wounds
  • Coughing/difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea (particularly if accompanied by vomiting)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Fever
  • Getting too hot/cold (even if pet seems to have recovered)
  • Lethargy/weakness
  • Limping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Seizure
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Swelling of the face/hives
  • Trauma (even if the puppy seems fine)
  • Vomiting

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