Accepting New Patients

Kitten Wellness

Welcoming a new kitten to your home is a wonderful and exciting experience for your family!

Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing Heartlake Veterinary Hospital to help protect and care for the latest addition to your family.

Our kitten wellness program is designed to help get your kitten started on the right path to a long and healthy life. The first few months are a critical period in your kitten’s development. We’ll give you the support and tools to help them grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behaviour.

Schedule your kitten for their first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, they are susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We protect your new pet against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating them against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites common in young cats.

Most kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (occasionally, kittens may not show any symptoms). It’s important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are zoonotic parasites that can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your kitten is treated correctly, you can keep your entire family safe.

We look forward to meeting your new kitten! Schedule your appointment today.