We at White Rock Animal Hospital serving Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, East Dallas, TX, and Lake Highlands, TX, are ready to provide a kitten exam for your pet. Kittens depend on using the resistance available to them in their mother's milk. When they are weened, they will be on their own. This is what makes kitten vaccinations important.
Different Core Vaccinations
The core vaccines might provide protection from feline distemper or panleukopenia, feline viral rhinotracheitis or feline herpes virus, and calicivirus. All of these viruses can be harmful for your kitten Your kitten might also need follow-up vaccines as an adult cat.
Your kitten will also need a rabies vaccine. Rabies infection can be passed to human owners and other people as well. If your kitten will be an outside cat, this is a very important vaccine for your kitten.
An inside cat is exposed to a limited environment and has far less chance of contracting some of these diseases from other animals. However, a kitten could run outside, be exposed to untreated visiting animals or perhaps stay in a kennel for treatment or during a period when its owners need to be away from home. It makes sense to give your kitten vaccinations for both outdoor and indoor cats, even if your pet is kept indoors.
There are other vaccinations that are considered to be non-essential. This means that you may be recommended these pet vaccines depending on the lifestyle of your cat. You can ask a veterinarian on our veterinary team about the types of non-core vaccinations that would be appropriate for your pet.
Once your kitten hits the adult stage, your veterinarian will decide what regular treatments your cat needs as an adult. Consideration should be given to flea and tick prevention. Flea and tick prevention can be given easily to your cat and can prevent him or her, and you, from having to deal with these annoying pests. The same goes for heartworm prevention. Heartworm is a dangerous disease that can be fatal for your cat if he or she catches it but you can prevent it entirely by giving your cat routine heartworm prevention.
Be sure to also bring your pet in for a pet wellness exam so that we can make sure your cat is not developing any new diseases or health problems.
Get a Kitten Exam, Dog Vaccination, or a Puppy Exam from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
With proper support from our veterinarian, you and your kitten can have a long life together. If you need a kitten exam, puppy exam, or a dog vaccination, a veterinarian at our animal hospital is here to help. Call us at (214) 328-3255 for us at White Rock Animal Hospital serving Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, East Dallas, TX, and Lake Highlands, TX.