6 most frequently asked questions regarding your new kitten – part I

| February 2009

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    LITTLE BUNDLES OF JOY: There’s no pleasure quite like bringing kittens home. With ownership comes responsibility, and kitten owners should know the answers to some questions related to their pets’ health.
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At some point in time, most of us have had the pleasure of bringing home a new kitten. For the most part, it tends to be an exciting and happy occasion, but the key to that excitement and happiness is making sure that you have done your homework and are prepared for the event. Once the kitten is home and adjusting to its new surroundings (as well as the family adjusting to the kitten), there will no doubt be questions that arise regarding the care of your new pet.

For the purposes of covering the bases properly, we have focused on the six most frequently asked questions regarding having a new kitten in the home. This first article focuses on the following FAQ’s:

Is it necessary to have my kitten vaccinated every few weeks as they are growing?

My kitten’s fecal samples are negative (clear), so why do I need to keep paying to have them dewormed?

Is it necessary to have my kitten vaccinated every few weeks as they are growing? My suggestion here is that you rely on the information that you will find at the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). The AAFP differentiates between two categories of vaccines – specifically, “Core” and “Non-Core” vaccinations. The Core vaccinations include the following:

• Rabies – Check to see if your state or county requires this as most states do. This vaccine is typically administered when the kitten is 3-4 months old.

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