Kitten Wellness Care

At All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital in New Castle, we understand the joy and responsibility that comes with welcoming a new kitten into your family. Our kitten wellness care services are designed to give your adorable ball of fur the best start in life, from vaccinations to preventative treatments and educational support.

Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinations are essential for protecting your kitten from common and potentially deadly diseases. Our veterinarians recommend a vaccination schedule tailored to your kitten’s specific needs, beginning at 8 weeks of age and continuing at regular intervals thereafter. These vaccinations are critical for building your kitten’s immunity and safeguarding them against illnesses such as feline distemper, calicivirus, and feline leukemia. By adhering to this schedule, you can help ensure your kitten grows into a healthy and resilient adult cat.

Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks can cause discomfort for your kitten and pose health risks, including the transmission of diseases such as Lyme disease and Bartonellosis. Our kitten wellness care services include comprehensive flea and tick control measures to keep these pests at bay. We’ll help you select the most effective and convenient options for protecting your kitten from these pesky parasites.

Nutritional Guidance

Proper nutrition is essential for your kitten’s growth and development. Our veterinarians can provide guidance on choosing the right kitten food and establishing healthy eating habits for your furry friend. From selecting the appropriate food for their age and nutritional needs to managing portion sizes and treats, we’ll help you ensure your kitten receives the balanced diet they need to thrive.

Spay & Neuter

We strongly advocate for spaying and neutering kittens (when age appropriate) as a responsible approach to pet ownership. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) not only help control the pet population and reduce the number of homeless animals but also provide numerous health and behavioral benefits for kittens. Spaying female kittens helps prevent unwanted litters and reduces the risk of uterine infections and certain reproductive cancers, while neutering male kittens can decrease the likelihood of roaming, spraying, and aggressive behavior. Our veterinarians are experienced in performing these procedures safely and compassionately, and we are here to discuss the timing and benefits of spaying and neutering your kitten to ensure they lead a healthy and happy life.

Say No to Declawing

We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of all animals in our care, which is why we do not perform declawing procedures. Declawing, also known as onychectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves the amputation of a cat’s claws at the last joint. This procedure can cause significant pain, discomfort, and long-term behavioral issues for cats, as it alters their natural behavior and can lead to chronic pain and difficulty walking. We believe in providing compassionate and ethical care for our feline patients, and we are dedicated to educating pet owners about humane alternatives to declawing, such as regular nail trimming, scratching posts, and behavior modification techniques. By choosing not to declaw, we uphold our commitment to the health and welfare of cats and strive to create a more compassionate world for all animals.

Educational Support

As a new kitten owner, you may have questions about grooming, litter box training, behavior, and more. Our team is here to offer educational support and guidance to help you navigate the joys and challenges of kitten parenthood. Whether you need tips on socialization, advice on introducing your kitten to other pets, or guidance on creating a safe environment, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Schedule Your Kitten’s Wellness Exam Today

Investing in your kitten’s health early on sets the stage for a lifetime of happiness and companionship. Schedule a wellness exam with our experienced veterinarians to ensure your kitten receives the care they need to grow into a healthy, happy adult cat. Call All Dogs & Cats Veterinary Hospital in New Castle at (970) 984-7076 or visit us online to book your appointment and embark on this exciting journey of kitten parenthood!

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.