Kitten Wellness

Congratulations on your new kitten! Thank you for choosing us to help protect and care for your new addition to your family. The entire staff at Heart of Harlem Veterinary Clinic takes you and your pet’s health very seriously. Your cherished companion deserves the best in veterinary care and our skilled and compassionate veterinary team is dedicated to providing your pet with that care.

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. Like human infants, and puppies; kittens require special attention for them to grow and develop well. We can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy cat, including information and advice on nutrition, litterbox training, and behavior.

Schedule your kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your kitten has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating him or her 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 which are common in young cats.

Most kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It is important for kittens to be treated for roundworms, not only to help rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from animals to humans. By ensuring that your kitten is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe.

We thank you for choosing our hospital and appreciate the opportunity to provide exceptional care to your beloved pet. Part of ensuring your pet receives optimal care and lives a long, healthy life is to schedule regular wellness check-ups and examinations. Regular veterinary visits allow Heart of Harlem Veterinary Clinic’s doctors to evaluate and assess your pet’s overall health and detect any signs or symptoms of disease or medical conditions.

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