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Kitten Care

Kitten Care at Willow Glen Pet Hospital

While kittens are curious, mischievous, and loving, pet owners are responsible for making sure they receive regular veterinary care. Whether your kitten needs a wellness exam, dental procedures, or vaccinations, our team at Willow Glen Pet Hospital in San Jose, CA, can help. Prior to visiting us, learn more on how providing care for your feline can help they stay happy and healthy! 

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Prioritize Pet Vaccinations 

The first step in owning a kitten is to take them to your local veterinarian for a comprehensive health check. During the exam, our vets will check their eyes, ears, mouth, and overall health. We will also recommend pet vaccinations, depending on your kitten's age and weight. Kittens need a series of vaccinations in their first few months to build immunity against potentially fatal diseases. 

Treating Your Kitten Against Pests and Parasites 

Even if you don't plan on letting your kitten go outside, you should protect it against fleas, ticks, and tapeworms. Parasites are dangerous to kittens and can cause dehydration, anemia, and even be fatal. We recommend speaking to our veterinarians about treatments to protect your feline from pests and parasites. Typically, you can keep your kitten safe with medication.

Nutritional Needs for Your Kitten

Your kitten's nutrition needs are different to those of an adult cat. Since the kitten will grow drastically over the next few months, they need a balanced diet with protein, fat, and essential nutrients to be healthy and strong. You can discuss which foods would be best for your kitten and which ones to avoid with our vets.

Prioritize Socialization

The first few days you have your kitten, they might seem shy and subdued, but those behaviors will change quickly. Kittens are curious and playful creatures that enjoy exploring their environment and interacting with other cats and humans. Allowing your feline to have playtime and socialize with animals will help them develop strong social skills and avoid behavioral issues.

Plan Regular Vet Visits

During the first year of your kitten’s life, you will need to bring them to the vet regularly to help grow and develop properly. It’s also important to pay close attention to their behavior and if you notice any changes in activity level, behavior, or appetite, bring them in to see our veterinarians immediately. Sometimes these behaviors may not be severe, but they could indicate an underlying condition.

Contact us for an Appointment!

At Willow Glen Pet Hospital in San Jose, CA, we provide quality pet care for kittens to help them stay healthy. To learn more about our wide range of services or schedule an appointment, us at (669) 342-7472 to book an appointment. We look forward to providing your kitten any treatments that may be necessary and improving their quality of life!


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