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General Care / Kitten Care

Kitten Care

So you welcomed a new kitten to your family; congratulations! The first thing you should know about your new fuzzy family member is that he or she requires special care during the first few months, including food options, vaccines and household cautions. To help you along the way, Los Banos Veterinary Clinic has a comprehensive kitten wellness schedule for your convenience. Please see below for more information and let us know if you have any additional questions. 

Age 6-8 weeks

  • Complete physical examination
  • Felv/FIV test (leukemia, and feline imuno-deficiency virus test)
  • Initial FVRCP vaccine (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia)
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • Initial application of topical flea and tick control
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations

Age 12 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • FVRCP 2nd booster
  • Initial leukemia (Felv) vaccine
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development

Age 16 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • Rabies vaccine, tag, and certificate
  • FVRCP 3rd booster
  • Felv 2nd booster
  • Discussion of health and development
  • Next vaccines due 1 year later

Age 20 weeks

  • Microchip identification (recommended)
  • Surgical spay for female kittens (recommended)
  • Surgical neuter for male kittens (recommended)