Skip NavigationSkip to Primary Content

New Kitten Guide

Cat Facts

  • There are over 500 milliondomestic cats in the world

  • Cats sleep 13-14 hours a day onaverage

  • Cats are one of the onlymammals that don't tastesweetness

  • The first known cat video wasrecorded in 1894.

  • A cats purr vibrates at afrequency of 25 to 150 hertz

  • Cats are crepuscular, whichmeans that they're most activeat dawn and dusk.

  • Cats are lactose intolerantA group of kittens is called akindle

Prevention & Vaccine Schedule

PREVENTION

Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal diseasethat is transmitted by mosquitoes. Fleas are not only a nuisance to dogs and cats buttheir human counterparts as well. In addition to transmitting various bacteria, fleas also transmit tapeworms. Ticks transmit numerous diseases including Lyme disease. Recent warming weather patterns have increased this parasite population. Heartworm, flea and tick prevention should be administered once a month year-round.

VACCINE SCHEDULE

8 WEEKS

  • Initial Kitten Exam

  • FVRCP: Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, and Chlamydia

  • Intestinal Parasite Test

  • FIV/Leukemia Test

12 WEEKS

  • Kitten Progress Exam

  • FVRCP Vaccine Booster

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine

16 WEEKS

  • Kitten Progress Exam

  • FVRCP Vaccine Booster

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine Booster

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • Intestinal Parasite Test