Treatment and Health Procedures for Kittens
Welcoming a kitten into your home is a time of excitement and fun. Kittens should be brought to the vet within a day of being brought to your home to ensure they are in good health. Animal Wellness Center is here to help you keep your new feline friend healthy with routine wellness veterinary care right here in Wisconsin.
Keeping Kittens Healthy (and Happy)
Our routine vet services include dental cleanings, spaying and neutering, and initial vaccinations. Spaying and neutering is important for kittens, since female cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months old. Taking your kitten to the vet early and often means better preventative care, so you won’t have to worry about your kitten becoming sick.
Our 4 clinics offer more advanced care in the form of in-house laboratory testing, bloodwork, ultrasonography, and radiology. If your new kitten needs to be hospitalized for treatment, they will be boarded close to home at our clinic. Our board certified surgeon and internist covers any sort of surgical procedure your pet might need. All our feline treatments are personalized for your kitten's needs.
Common Kitten Diseases and Injuries
Like all babies, kittens have weaker immune systems, placing them at risk for diseases. Vaccinations from Animal Wellness Clinic are aimed at preventing your little cat from getting sick. Our main focus is testing and vaccinating for feline distemper, rabies, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). On top of these, kittens are especially susceptible to airborne diseases and infections. As cute as a sneezing kitten is, there’s a chance they could have an upper respiratory infection.
Fleas, ticks, worms, and ear mites are all common problems kittens face. Due to their small size, these infestations are very dangerous and should be treated immediately. If you allow your cat outdoors, they may get roundworm or tapeworm from eating infected animals while hunting. Going outside will also expose them to fleas and ticks, so always check their fur after they’ve gone out.
Kittens, just like older cats, tend to hide signs of injury or illness from their owners. To know when to take your kitten to the vet, watch for:
- Loss of appetite
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Weight loss
- Matted fur or lack of grooming
- Eliminating outside the litter box
- Mobility issues
Many of these conditions are treatable if caught early or are preventable with the right precautions. The staff of Animal Wellness Center will recommend the necessary vaccines for your kitten.
Catch Kitten Fever at Animal Wellness Center
Taking a kitten to the vet can be a hassle. They won’t get in the carrier, they meow during the drive, and they cower in the waiting room. At Animal Wellness Center, we focus on making your kitten as comfortable as possible to reduce stress during their appointment. Before bringing your feline family member, stop by for a Meet & Greet with the staff and tour the facility.
We will tailor a vaccination schedule for your specific kitten based on lifestyle, age, and breed. Once your kitten is over a year old, we will begin using titer testing to ensure minimal vaccinations. At Animal Wellness Center, our veterinarians' focus is on using preventative care to keep your kitten as healthy as possible.