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Caring for Your Kitten: 1 to 12 Months

It’s hard to imagine anyone not just loving a new baby kitten–so soft, so cuddly, so playful and entertaining! To make your cute kitten as happy and healthy as possible, here are some things to remember:

Typical Kitten Vaccination Schedule

This vaccination schedule may vary based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.

6-8 Weeks

  • 1st Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Vaccination (booster in 3 weeks)
  • 1st Feline Leukemia Vaccination (booster in 3 weeks)
  • Dewormer (booster in 3 weeks)

9-11 Weeks

  • 2nd Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Vaccination (booster in 3 weeks)
  • 2nd Feline Leukemia Vaccination (booster in 3 weeks)
  • Dewormer (booster in 3 weeks)

12-14 Weeks

  • 3rd Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • 3rd Feline Leukemia Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Feline Rabies Vaccination (booster in 1 year)
  • Dewormer
  • Spay or Neuter

1 Year Later

  • Feline Distemper-Upper Respiratory Booster (booster yearly)
  • Feline Leukemia Booster (booster yearly)
  • Feline Rabies Vaccination (booster yearly)

Recommended Tests

  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • FELV / FIV test

Dental Care

It is a good idea to start preventative dental care when your cat is young. The best way to do this is regular brushing with toothpaste specifically designed for cats. Your cat’s teeth should be brushed multiple times a week, if not daily.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and Neutering is an important decision with many benefits. Spayed/neutered pets not only live longer and healthier lives, but they also make better companions. It is best to spay or neuter your pet anywhere from 4-6 months of age.