Kitten Wellness

Examination

The importance of routine physical exams cannot be overlooked. This veterinarian- performed procedure is valuable to both the cat and the owner. Problems can be discovered during a physical exam even in apparently healthy cats. The findings of the examination give the veterinarians the necessary information to assess your cat’s health status. Your veterinarian will then make recommendations for any required treatment and any preventive health care procedures such as vaccinations

Vaccinations

A new kitten  needs to start out life strong! For a short time after birth your kittens immune system is supplemented by antibodies transferred from the mother but after that they have to start building their own. You can help them with the right vaccination schedule at the right time. The 16th Avenue Animal Clinic has a three round schedule adapted for the Markham area.

  • FVRCP is a combination vaccine with annual boosters. It is made up of Feline Viral Rhinotracheitus –  A common respiratory infection of cats which can befatal to kittens. Sneezing, decreased appetite and fever, followed by a thick discharge from the eye and nose at noticed. Calicivirus – An upper respiratory infection of cats with signs similar to the above mentioned, In addition ulcers may be seen on the tongue and in the mouth and Panleukopenia – A wide spread and potentially fatal disease which may cause a sudden unset of severe vomiting and diarrhea and is especially dangerous to kittens but fatalities can occur in adult cats.
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FelV). An infection with this virus can cause serious disease and death in cats. The virus decreases the ability of the immune system to respond to infection and may lead to the development of different types of cancer. FelV is passed from cat to cat by direct contact, so outside cats and cats in muli-cat households are especially at high risk. It is not contagious to people.
  • Rabies vaccinations are required by law in the Markham area .  A fatal infection of the central nervous system that can affect all mammals, including humans.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal.

Schedule

First Visit at 8 Weeks-  1st FVRCP and Complimentary Deworming

Second Visit at 12 Weeks- Snap Test for Feline Leukemia, 2nd FVRCP, 1st Feline Leukemia (outdoor cats mainly) (AFTER SNAP TEST)

Third Visit at 16 Weeks- Rabies, 3rd FVRCP, and 2nd Feline Leukemia.

Annual Boosters – Rabies, FVRCP and Feline Leukemia.

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