It seems to be a trend these days to adopt a kitten or two or even more. Cat owners either adopted it from an animal shelter or the street or random one coming into the house or even buying one. No doubt that the kitten is adorable but did you know that you need to bring it to the vet within a couple of weeks or best within 48 hours of adoption?
It is important to bring your kitten to the vet to get full physical examination and arrange vaccination schedule. You certainly do not want yourself or even other pets at home to be infected by any communicable diseases from your newly-adopted kitten too. However, you must understand that your kitten will feel uncomfortable about going to the vet just like how you dislike going to the doctor.
So how to prepare your kitten for its first veterinary clinic visit?
- Do schedule your appointment. Best to do it in the morning or when there are less people as you donâ€™t want your kitten to contract any disease from othersâ€™ pets. Itâ€™s also to ensure that it wonâ€™t get overly anxious with many other pets around.
- While you are at it, ask the clinic whether there is a need to bring stool sample.
- Get ready a cat carrier to secure your kitten when you travel with it to the vet visit.
- Get ready any information you have about your cat such as where itâ€™s from, its behavior, its medical history and so on.
- Prepare a list of questions you want to ask your vet so that you will not miss any when you are there. The questions can be related to suitable diet; types of vaccinations; spaying and neutering; behavior of your kitten; things you can do to ensure your kitten is happy and healthy; and so many more. Donâ€™t worry about any question being stupid, they are not. Your vet will surely be glad that you ask and will provide you with the best answer.
- You might also want to spray your carrier with pheromone that is suitable for cats so that your kitten will feel at ease when itâ€™s inside.
Now that you are at the vet. Your vet will weigh your kitten. Its coat, eyes, ears, lungs, heart, teeth, and gums will be checked. There might be blood test, stool test, and pest test. Vaccination will begin as well.
Some vets do provide grooming and spa services to your kitten too. At Kitty’s Care Vet Clinic which is available in KL areas such as Cheras, Putrajaya and Kajang, they provide quality and hassle-free one-stop service. It ranges from check-up and consultation all the way to medical care and pet grooming. You can have a peace of mind that your kitten will be in the good hands of the right experts.
Lastly, donâ€™t forget to always bring your kitten to the same vet for follow-up if possible so that it can familiarize itself with the vet and be more comfortable and cooperative on its next visit.
Have a purrfect day ahead!