Kitten Care

What to Expect at Your Kitten's Vet Visits

Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family. Kittens are lively and cute, but they also have specific medical care needs. At CRVC we like to make you aware of these requirements so you can keep your kitten  healthy and help them grow into happy, healthy adult cats.  We are here to help you address the physical and behavioral needs of your new kitten. Our staff will spend time with you at each  visit answering your questions

First Visit - Around 8 weeks of age

  • Physical Exam - 
  • First Distemper vaccine (FVRCP)
  • Dewormer given
  • FeLV/FIV test
  • Start Flea and Tick Prevention (free sample)
  • Staff will discuss socialization, playing vet, and litterbox training
  • In addition you will receive a packet of information for your new kitten.

Second Visit - Around 12 weeks of Age

  • Physical Exam
  • Feline Distemper Booster
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine #1 (this is if kitten will be going outside)
  • Parasite Prevention 

Third Visit - Around 16 weeks of Age

  • Physical Exam
  • Final Distemper vaccine
  • Final Feline Leukemia Booster
  • Second Fecal exam to test for intestinal parasites
  • optional wellness labwork

6 Months of Age

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Declaw if desired
  • Final FeLV/FIV test

After bringing a new kitten home they will need time to adjust. Your goal should be to help your little one bond with his/her new family. This will help minimize stress on your new kitteb after having left their mother and littermates. At home, play, exercise, social contact, feeding, and good veterinary care are basic requirements. Your kitten will need an acceptable area for elimination and guidance using it. Behavioral training is important! Be sure to read your kitten emails that you will receive from us. 

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Cherry Ridge Veterinary Clinic Hours


7:30 am-7:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-7:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-1:30 pm