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Cat Care Schedule

All kittens and cats should always have their initial check up with a veterinarian. Your veterinarian will suggest the appropriate vaccinations, dewormer, tests based on the kitten’s or cat’s age. It is important that they have their initial check up before introducing the cat to any other cats or members in the household. Some cats may have parasites or fleas that can be transferred to other animals, including humans.

Kittens

By 4 months old, kittens should be old enough to get spayed/neutered. Do not wait too long before getting them fixed because female cats can get pregnant as young as 5 months old. Female cats not fixed can start going into heat and males can start spraying to mark their territory. In addition to getting the kitten fixed, they are old enough to ensure that they receive these other health services:

  • Doctor Examination
  • Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia test
  • FVRCP (Distemper) vaccinations
  • Feline Leukemia vaccination (provided they have tested negative)
  • De-worming
  • Flea Preventative
  • Rabies Vaccination

Adults (1yr – 7yrs)

For cats between one to seven years old, it is suggested that they visit their vets annually for a check-up and also for their annual vaccinations.

  • Physical Examination
  • FVRCP (Distemper) Vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination

Adults (7yrs and older)

At 7 years old, consider getting a geriatric profile done for your cat. This includes an analysis of your cat’s blood and urine to screen for any internal issues that cannot be identified from a physical exam.

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