Are you thinking of adding a new kitten to your home? Or perhaps a lovable ball of fur wandered into your yard and you’re planning on adopting it. If you’re about to be the owner of a kitten companion, read on to find out about the key steps you’ll need to take to ensure your new addition’s health and happiness.
Whether your kitten has come from a shelter or off of the street, it’s important to schedule their very first veterinary examination. With a physical exam, your veterinarian can find problems like skin infection, dental trouble, and much more, and quickly set about correcting them before kitty gets any worse. He or she can also run a variety of tests to make sure your kitten isn’t suffering from internal illness, parasites, or respiratory issues.
With the proper vaccines, your cat can fend off dangerous illnesses throughout life and avoid serious conditions before they strike. Although the exact vaccinations your kitten will require depend on factors like geographical location, exposure risk, your cat’s age, and more, your feline friend will probably receive vaccines to protect against feline panleukopenia, feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline herpes virus, and rabies. Talk to your vet to learn about all of the vaccines your kitten will require.
By feeding your kitten a high-quality diet and then transitioning them into a premium adult food when they get older, you’re providing all the essential nutrients for a healthy, happy life. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a great diet choice that fits your kitten’s nutritional needs.
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