How Often Will I Need To Take Kitty To The Vet

Newly-adopted kittens need to be taken to the vet as soon as possible after they arrive home.

This first vet visit is one of the most important of your new cat’s life since the vet will determine a health plan for him that includes what food you should give him, how to control parasites and what vaccination he needs. If you are taking care of an orphaned kitten, the vet will provide you with the necessary instructions that you need. In addition, the initial visit is a way for your cat to start developing a relationship with the vet, which will be an important part of his life.

If you aren’t using a regular vet yet, you should start looking for one before you take your new kitten home. One way to find a good veterinarian is to ask for recommendations. If you are adopting a cat from a shelter, the people running it will be more than happy to recommend one who takes care of their kittens.

If you have friends and family who are animal lovers, they will likely have a vet whom they can recommend.
At this point, you should also have a cat carrier which you’ll use to bring the cat to the vet. Until the cat is older, it is not safe to carry him to the vet in your arms since he might struggle and getaway.

If you are not yet prepared to commit to a hard or soft plastic carrier, you can buy a temporary cardboard one just for his vet visits. Let the kitten play in the carrier by putting toys and some water inside so he’ll get used to it and not panic when the time comes to put him in it for his first vet visit.

When you first visit the vet, there are a number of things you should ask him:

1. What is the proper type of food for your kitten, how many times a day should he be fed, and how big should the portions be?
2. What treatment options are available for treating fleas and other parasites safely? At this stage in your kitten’s life, you cannot use conventional flea treatments since his immune system is still developing.
3. What signs should you look for that might indicate your kitten might be sick?
4. What preventive health care will the kitten need in the future, i.e. future vet visits, vaccinations, et al.

There are a number of other things that you might also want to raise with the vet. These include:

1. What is the best way to train your cat to use a litter box? Even if kittens have a reputation as not being trainable, they can be taught to do certain things. Your vet will be able to give you pointers or recommend somebody who can help you.
2. How to introduce your new kitten to any other household pets. In general, this should be done gradually in order to avoid aggressive behavior on the part of the other pets toward the new arrival.