Cat and Kitten Veterinary Schedule - Michigan Humane Society

Cat and Kitten Veterinary Schedule

In order to keep your kitten healthy, there are certain actions that should be taken at specific times as your kitten grows

April 1, 2015

The list below will give you an idea of what is necessary at what age.  For more detailed information, discuss your kitten’s care with his veterinarian.

6 - 8 Weeks of Age

  • General medical and dental examination
  • Begin first FVRCP vaccine series (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus plus Panleukopenia) (1st of 4 vaccinations)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Worming medication (if necessary)
  • Discuss feeding and litter box training
  • Discuss spaying or neutering
  • Test kitten for feline leukemia

9 - 12 Weeks of Age

  • Continue FVRCP vaccine series (2nd of 4 vaccinations)
  • 2nd worming medication (if necessary)
  • Discuss dental care
  • Schedule spaying or neutering
  • OPTIONAL -  FeLV (Feline Leukemia) vaccination given - only if pretest is negative - and if recommended by your veterinarian.  Usually given to cats who spend time outside or are exposed to cats that are positive or their feline leukemia status is unknown) (1st of a series of 2 vaccinations)

12 - 16 Weeks of Age

  • Continue FVRCP vaccine series (3rd of 4 vaccinations)
  • Retest fecal
  • OPTIONAL - FeLV (Feline Leukemia) vaccination given (2nd of 2 vaccinations)

16 - 18 Weeks of Age

  • Continue FVRCP vaccine series (4th of 4 vaccinations)
  • Rabies vaccination

Annually

  • General medical and dental examination
  • FVRCP vaccine booster (after the initial annual booster may then be good for three years, consult your veterinarian)
  • Rabies vaccination (the initial vaccine is good for one year and following vaccines may be good for three years, consult your veterinarian)
  • Fecal test for intestinal parasites
  • Worming medication (if necessary)
  • FeLV if recommended by your veterinarian - only if pretest is negative

 

The veterinarians and staff at the Michigan Humane Society veterinary clinics are available to help you to keep your kitten healthy and happy. Call one of the locations below for an appointment.

Detroit
7887 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 872-0004

Rochester Hills
3600 Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 852-7424

Westland
Berman Center for Animal Care
900 N. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48185
(734) 721-4195

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