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New Kitten Guide

Cat Facts

  • There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world

  • Cats sleep 13-14 hours a day on average

  • Cats are one of the only mammals that don't taste sweetness

  • The first known cat video was recorded in 1894.

  • A cats purr vibrates at a frequency of 25 to 150 hertz

  • Cats are crepuscular, which means that they're most active at dawn and dusk.

  • Cats are lactose intolerant A group of kittens is called a kindle

Prevention & Vaccine Schedule

PREVENTION

Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Fleas are not only a nuisance to dogs and cats but their 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