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Caring for your Kitten

Caring for your Kitten

Vaccinations
Vaccinations are required to protect kittens and cats against potentially fatal diseases.
These include:

– Feline Herpes Virus Type 1
– Feline Calicivirus
– Feline Panleukopenia
– Feline Chlamydial Infection
– Feline Leukaemia Virus
– Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Our protocol when vaccinating kittens at Southside Animal Hospital is determined by whether or not the cat is to be an indoor or an outdoor cat. They are vaccinated at the following ages:

• 6-8 weeks of age
• 12-14 weeks of age
• 16-18 weeks of age

After these three kitten vaccinations your pet requires annual vaccinations.

Parasite Control

flea-tick

Kittens become infected with worms via their mother and worming should commence as follows:

Every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks of age, then every three months from 12 weeks.

Fleas are another common external parasite and kittens should be regularly treated to keep them free of fleas.

De-sexing
De-sexing a male cat will lead to less aggressive behaviour, less urine spraying, will increase his life span and will also reduce the amount of roaming that he does. Spaying a female cat will prevent unwanted pregnancies, roaming and a range of medical problems.

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