KITTY PACK

MICROCHIPING

Micro-chipping is a safe, easy, and cheap way to permanently Identify your pet. A small microchip is placed under the skin between the shoulders. Each chip is unique and when you register the chip with HomeAgain this number will follow your pet for life.  For More information on the HomeAgain Chip visit  HomeAgain.

VACCINATIONS

When kittens are born they are born helpless and defenseless. They are extremely susceptible to many illnesses and viruses. We, as their new parents, must make sure they are protected. Just as with your children, kittens need vaccinations in order to help prevent illness. Kittens are normally given a series of vaccinations for the first few months, beginning at 6-8 weeks old. 

FECAL CHECK

It is almost inevitable that your new kitten will have some kind of intestinal parasite. When you come for your first examination you should bring a poop sample with you. Intestinal parasites are usually very easy to treat and involve a series of deworming medication and/or antibiotics. The sooner your pet is put on medicine the better. Some intestinal parasites are zoonotic, like Roundworm & Toxoplasmosis. Zoonotic diseases can pass from animals to people. Be sure to ALWAYS wash your hands properly after handling or cleaning the litter box. For more information on intestinal parasites schedule your appointment today.

KITTY WELLNESS

Kitten Wellness Package:

For your kittens first 4 visits (16 weeks old or less).

  • FeLeuk/FIV Blood test

  • Consult for each visit a vaccine is given

  • Distemper Combination Vaccine (4 if started at 6-8 weeks old)

  • Rabies Vaccine

  • New Kitten information

  • Breed Specific Consultation

  • Parasite Protection- Roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, ear mites, heartworm, fleas & ticks

  • Intestinal Parasite Screen (Fecal Test)

  • De-worming

  • Permanent Microchip Implantation

  • Microchip Registration

  • Samples and more!

HOW DO I GET THE BEST DEAL

To get the best deal for the kitten wellness health plan your Kitten should be between 6-8 weeks old. We will still apply the health plan for kittens that are between 9-16weeks, but the total saved value could decrease.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT

You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. During this time we will have you fill out information for your record as well as make copies of the records you have given us. Before entering the exam room we will weigh your kitten and take a picture of your kitten for your record. In the exam room the technician will ask several questions and begin to gather a medical history of your kitten- you should be honest in your answers as some of your answers may be shining light to health problems. Upon the completion of the history, the technician will flea comb your kitten and scan him/her for a microchip. The technician will also let you know what vaccines your kitten will need (typically a distemper combination) and may suggest some testing that would benefit your kitten. The technician will also go over your kitten pack. Once this has been completed the technician will inform the doctor of the medical history as well as gather the necessary tools for the exam. Once the doctor is in the room, a full exam will be conducted and the doctor will inform you of any abnormalities that are found. During the exam & consult, Dr. Limpach will go over feeding, litterbox training, and any questions you have. You should expect this visit to be around an hour.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST VISIT

For your Kitten's first visit you should bring all medical records, breeder records and/or humane society records. These records should have information about de-worming, prior vaccines, health testing or surgical procedures that have been performed. You should bring a fresh (less than 24 hours old) stool sample from your Kitten. If your Kitten is currently on medications you should bring those along to the first visit as well. We recommend bringing a list of questions to ask the doctor as well as something to take notes on. If your kitten is from a breeder please make sure to ask your breeder about health testing done for your kitten and/or the kitten's parents. Things to ask for include but are not limited to: Genetic disease testing or Feline Leukemia/ FIV testing - your breeder should provide you with a copy of these test results for your record.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FOLLOWING VISITS

For follow up visits your Kitten will be receiving a series of vaccine boosters. You should remember to bring any questions or concerns about your kitten. The doctor will go over any questions you have and discuss trouble spots in training. These visits will usually be around 30 minutes long.

If the kindest souls were rewarded the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.

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