All of us at West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center are eager to meet your new kitten and welcome him or her into the West Hills family. Having a kitten can bring a lot of joy into your life, but he or she also requires health care, attention, nutrition and an enriched environment. We are here to partner with you throughout your kitten’s healthy life!
A kitten exam is important to establish the health of your kitten, so please bring your kitten in for an exam as soon as possible. Very young kittens may suffer more from medical issues as their immune system is not yet mature, and may be more susceptible to certain medical problems. Kittens that have not had adequate medical care prior to adoption or acquisition may have pre-existing conditions that need to be addressed. The kitten exam will ensure your feline companion will be on the way to growing up healthy and strong.
Please bring your kitten in a closed carrier along with all veterinary records or other paperwork you have pertaining to your kitten’s care. Also, please bring a fresh stool sample (ideally less than 12 hours old).
During your kitten’s initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive examination. Kittens need a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect them from preventable dangerous diseases, and we will develop a vaccination schedule specifically for your kitten. We will address any questions you have concerning care for your kitten, such as diet and nutrition, behavioral issues, integrating the new kitten into your home or litter box training.
Your kitten’s first exam will include:
Subsequent visits with your kitten will be scheduled according to its age and medical history. The entire staff at West Hills West Animal Hospital is here to help you and your kitten through every life stage. Please contact us to schedule your kitten’s first wellness exam and with any questions you have about your kitten’s health care.
Please also be alert to the following symptoms, as they are signs that your kitten needs immediate care:
Clients of Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic never pay an additional emergency fee when being seen at West Hills Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center for after hour emergencies.