We want your kitten to be healthy and happy! This guide gives recommendations and explanations regarding core and non-core vaccines, microchipping, declaw surgery, and spay/neuter procedure.
Core vaccines are recommended for all cats and should be administered in a series of three at the following intervals:
Core vaccines will be given one year from the final kitten vaccination and then on an annual basis.
Non-core vaccines are determined based on an individual, as needed basis.
If you are bringing a new kitten into a household with other cats, we recommend testing your kitten for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus before introducing the cats to one another. We recommend confining the kitten for a slow introduction. Patience may be required as it can take days, weeks, or even longer. However, most cats adapt and learn to live in harmony.
A microchip is a form of permanent identification that is inserted beneath the skin between the shoulder blades. This unique method of identifying pets is being used in veterinary hospitals and humane societies all across the United States, Canada, and Europe. A microchip may be inserted at any time, takes just a few seconds, and is painless. Click here to learn more about microchipping.
We do not recommend that your cat go outside. Most outdoor cats have shortened life-spans due to disease exposure and accidents.
We recommend neutering your cat at six months of age. The benefits are numerous, including the prevention of pregnancy and most forms of reproductive organ cancer. It also helps to prevent undesirable behaviors such as urine marking and aggression.
If you are considering declawing your kitten, we recommend having it done at a young age. Kittens must be at least two months old and weigh at least two pounds, but the younger they are at the time of surgery, the faster they will heal with less complications.
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