Kitten vaccine and deworming schedule

6 weeks: Pyrantel dewormer

~​ Pyrantel should be given every 2 weeks until
    kitten is 4 months old.


8 weeks: HCP vaccine (boost in 3-4 weeks)
~ HCP vaccinates for : Feline herpes, Feline
   calicivirus, and Feline panleukopenia.


12 weeks: HCP/ FeLV combo vaccine (boost
   in 3-4 weeks), Rabies vaccine (1 year
   vaccine)

~ FeLV vaccine is for Feline leukemia.


16 weeks: FeLV vaccine (1 year vaccine)
   Continue with monthly deworming, some flea
 and tick 
preventatives also cover deworming.


6 months: Your kitten can be spayed or neutered.

Fleas are nasty pests to have around and can spread tapeworms to your cat.

  

Kittens should start on a flea preventative at 8 weeks old.

Cat carriers. What do I need?

Why is it important to have a good cat carrier?

 If your cat ever needs to travel (for vet visits, if you are moving, if there is a disaster and you are required to evacuate your home), it is important for your cat's safety that you have a good, safe place for them to be. Somewhere that smells like home and keeps them contained. When cats get scared they like to run and find somewhere to hide. A good carrier can keep them safe while traveling so they don't jump out of your car or your arms where they could get lost, injured or worse.

How do you know if you have picked a good carrier for your cat?​

There are many factors that go into picking a good carrier.

Sturdy: A hard-sided carrier provides a sturdy place for your cat to travel in.

Size: Your carrier should be big enough for your cat to turn around and lay down in. Cats don't need a lot of room when traveling. It is recommended that a carrier be at least 1 1/2 times the size of your cat. 

Easy to Clean: It is recommended that your carrier be cleaned before and after every use. Use a mild dish soap and warm water to clean your carrier.  

Closure: The easiest carriers to use have two openings one on top and one in front. Most hard plastic carriers unlatch in the middle so you can easily lift the carrier lid up and away from the bottom portion. These are great because you don't have to coax your cat out of the carrier, and they get to stay in their comfy spot. Try to avoid carriers with zippers and Velcro closures, as cats can break these open if they're motivated enough. A carrier with a latched front gate is your best bet; even the most clever cat shouldn't be able to open it.

What can I do to make my cat more comfortable in its carrier?

Leave the carrier out: Leave your cat's carrier out so they are comfortable in it. Place a bed or towel inside to make it more comfortable. You can feed them a desirable treat (like canned cat food) inside the carrier occasionally so they
associate the carrier with yummy food.
Use a pheromone spray:  Use a pheromone spray such as Feliway
on the bedding of their carrier or on a towel over the carrier. 
​This helps your cat feel more calm and relaxed. 

Some essentials to have in your home for your new kitten are:

1. Pet carrier

2. Kitten food

3. Food and water bowls

4. Litter box

5. Bedding

6. Scratching post

7. Collar, harness/leash

8. Grooming supplies

9. Toys

For a in-depth details about these items, please check out this link!

New kittens are so much fun!
What does your kitten need? 

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