Caring For Your New Kitten


Caring for Your New Kitten in Scarsdale

Kitten care is essential for the healthy growth and vitality of your new pet. At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, we provide kitten care on a scheduled basis to give your cat everything they need in the first six months of life. Talk with our team about your small cat’s particular needs and what to expect in the upcoming months as your kitten grows into an adult.

Vaccinations and Kitten Care

Vaccinations protect your kitten from common feline viruses such as rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, and calicivirus. These are standard feline vaccinations when your kitten is in the first few months of life and will protect him or her from these viruses. Your kitten may also need treatment for common intestinal parasites, and you can speak to the veterinarian about any of your concerns.

Spaying or Neutering Your Kitten

Spaying or neutering your kitten helps protect your pet’s health and keep the pet population under control. This is usually done around six months old, depending on the size and weight of your kitten. If your pet is on the smaller side, you may need to wait an additional month to have your pet spayed or neutered. Spaying or neutering will help prevent hormone-related cancers, unwanted pregnancies, and other health concerns.

Microchipping Your Kitten

You can choose to have your pet microchipped in the event the pet becomes lost. Even for indoor pets, this is a good idea to keep your pet safe. Kittens or adult cats can sneak out of the house and take off, making it impossible to identify your pet. A microchip is placed beneath your pet’s skin and is used to identify the pet’s owner in the event your pet is found.

Contact Us for Kitten Care in Scarsdale

If you have a new kitten, it’s time to contact our veterinary team at Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale. Set up an appointment at our veterinary hospital, and get your kitten started on a kitten care plan. Our veterinarians are committed to providing your pet the quality care they need to stay healthy and happy.