Wellness Recommendations

New Kitten Visits

Kittens should be examined, vaccinated and dewormed. The following recommendations are advised by Granada Animal Hospital during your new kitten visits. This is the standard to maintain basic wellness as dictated by your pet’s lifestyle, risk factors and age.

Kittens must have 2 FVRCP vaccines over the age of 12 weeks to be protected. However, it is recommended that kittens be vaccinated earlier as it is unknown when the maternal antibodies will wear off in the kitten. Rabies cannot be given before 12 weeks of age; 12 weeks is preferred for rabies vaccination.

6-8 weeks:

Exam, Fecal, Deworm, FVRCP Vaccine, FeLV/FIV Test, start heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention

9-11 weeks:

Exam, Fecal, FVRCP, Deworm*, FeLV/FIV Test*, start heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention *

12-14 weeks:

Exam, Fecal*, Deworm*, FeLV/FIV Test* or 1st FeLV Vaccine

15-17 weeks:

Exam, Fecal*, Deworm*, Rabies, FeLV/FIV Test* or 2nd FeLV Vaccine, discuss microchip and spay/neuter

*If needed or not done prior to visit

Lifestyle and risk-based recommendations:

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Additional things to consider:

  • Kittens can be spayed/neutered as early as 6 months.
  • Learn about litterbox best practices and preferences!
  • Start keeping up with your pet’s oral care at home early on!
  • Are you feeding a clinically tested, veterinarian approved diet?
  • Ask us how to safely trim your cat’s nails at home or for some recommendations on how to manage your cat’s scratching!

Have a new kitten? Schedule a visit today! Appointments