"A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden."
- Robert Southey
Keep your kitten healthy!!
We recommend that kittens be given a series of vaccinations to prevent several of the viral diseases that are prevalent in this area.
*Unfortunately, only one vaccine will not provide proper immunity to your kitten.
*These include Feline Distemper, Feline Leukemia, and Feline Calici Virus (Herpes Virus).
*At 3 months of age, or older, your pet needs a Rabies Vaccine that is required by IN state law.
Monthly flea prevention is important - even on indoor pets.
*Fleas can be carried inside on people, dogs, and other cats that might go in and out.
*If your outdoor pets have been treated with flea preventative, the fleas will search out the indoor cat that doesn't have protection!
We recommend spaying or neutering when your kitten is 5-6 months old.
*This is a good time for the surgery, because the females will usually not have had a chance to go into heat and the males will not have started spraying to mark their territory.
*If you are thinking about having your kitten declawed we feel it best to have this completed at the same time as the spay/neuter.
If you have found a stray cat or kitten, or have adopted one, we recommend having the cat tested for Feline Viral Diseases.
*This test can be run in the hospital in about 15 minutes.
Sharon, Vet Assistant, combs Polly Pocket to ensure that she is free of an external parasites prior to boarding.