How to Care for Your New Kitten


A new kitten can be an exciting addition to your family!  However, it’s also a big responsibility.  Although tiny, kittens do require a lot of work and care.  These tips can help you get started on giving your kitten the best possible care for a long, healthy life.

Kitten Care Tips:
  1. Know Your Kittens Age – If you don’t know how old your kitten is, it’s important to figure it out.  Kittens have different health needs that change as they grow.  If you’re not sure how old your new pet is, give us a call!  We can help you determine the best course of action for your new kitty.
  2. Schedule a Vet Visit – One of the first things you should do with your new kitten is take them to the vet.  During an exam, we can test for health issues, birth defects, parasites, and feline leukemia.  We can also recommend food and give advice on how to introduce your new kitten to your current pets.  Our offices are feline friendly so that your new kitten will feel as comfortable as possible!
  3. Create a Feeding Schedule – It’s important to establish a feeding routine – not just for you – but for your pet’s health too!  This will ensure that you’re not under or overfeeding your new pet.
  4. Get an ID Tag – Your new cat should have a collar and ID tag.  In the unfortunate event that your new kitten gets lost, this will help them get back to you safely.
  5. Watch for Illnesses – Kittens are more susceptible than adults to health issues.  Keep an eye out for anything that seems unusual.  This can be weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal discharge, or coughing.

If you have any questions about your pet’s health today, or any day, contact one of our offices.  Our experienced veterinarians are here to help your pet live a long, healthy and happy life!
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