Key: Body Condition Scoring and ideal weight determination (as your kitten will be full grown at 12 months of age), Nutritional Counseling*
Full wellness exam review of body systems
Flea check (and ear mite testing, as needed)
Fecal Parasite Exam (Bring a stool sample!)
If not already completed, Oral general dewormer: 2 doses, 3 weeks apart (we follow the CAPC guidelines for deworming of kittens and all pets, using a general dewormer at each kitten visit through 16 weeks of age, and parasite-tailored dewormers for any specific infections found on 2 consecutive fecal parasite screenings).
Claw trimming, if permitted
Feline Leukemia and FIV kitten screening #2/2
Junior Wellness Lab Panel
Discuss and Schedule Spay or Neuter Surgery + Microchip, if not already completed
Thereafter, every 6 month wellness examinations, with only as-needed vaccinations, yearly junior and then senior wellness lab panels, dental cleanings as needed, body condition scoring and nutritional counseling, and ongoing optimal wellness care for the best quality and longest life!
A topical monthly Flea/Parasite/Heartworm preventative, called Revolution, is recommended by Tribeca Veterinary Wellness for all kittens and cats, for their entire lives. Not only is this medication effective, it is a non-pesticide preventative which you can feel comfortable having all of your family members (furry and otherwise) around in your home. Indoor pets are not exempt from exposure to mosquitoes and other mites, insects, and parasites. In particular in cats, many of these conditions cause conditions that were once thought to be independent of but now are known to be caused by parasite infections. Severe asthma-like symptoms which were once thought to be primary asthma, have now been found to be often caused by this serious infection.