Kittens

We understand the unique needs of kittens and their owners. Kittens require special handling techniques, a low-stress hospital environment, and veterinary care focused on current trends in feline health management.

Kittens-FriendshipAt South Tyler Animal Clinic, we provide our cat patients with premiere veterinary care. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team make every effort to ensure that our kitten patients receive the feline-specific attention they deserve. Each staff member is trained in the optimal methods to handle kittens to lower their stress and ease the process of performing important medical procedures. We want the transition of our feline patients to the clinic environment to be as calm and comfortable as possible.  To achieve that our feline examination room is located away from the dogs and has a very peaceful feel to it.

Kitten owners can also be assured that their precious feline companion receives veterinary services that are designed especially with their pet’s environment, home care, and lifestyle in mind. All exams, vaccines, tests, and recommended services and medications are determined on a case-by-case basis using the most up-to-date research and treatment protocols in feline veterinary care.

KittenChanging trends in veterinary medicine have led to the increased awareness of how important wellness care is for kittens given the many options that exist for feeding, disease prevention, and the diagnostic tools that are now available. At the forefront of kitten owners’ concerns is often what is right for their kitten when striving to provide their pet with optimal veterinary care. Our doctors carefully explain to each kitten owner what is right for their individual pet in terms of preventative testing, medications, diet, and vaccines.

WE ARE KITTEN CARE ADVOCATES!

We provide the following wellness services for your feline:

  • Wellness
  • Dentistry
  • Flea Control
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Surgery
  • Emergency

South Tyler Animal Clinic wants to be your other family doctor  – call us today (903)561-1717. 

WELLNESS SCHEDULE

kittenWe’ve developed a comprehensive kitten package that will meet these needs.  Our staff will gladly discuss this cost-saving package with you in detail during your first visit or when you call to make an appointment.  A brief outline of the first visit of this package is included below. Subsequent visits (3 total) will include all recommended vaccinations including Rabies, nail trimming and deworming.  The 3rd and final visit will be for the spay or neuter which includes overnight hospitalization, pre-surgical bloodwork and IV fluids.  If you are considering declawing your kitten we will be glad to discuss that with you.  This procedure would be included with the spay or neuter. Our kitten package ensures your pet is receiving the best quality and most comprehensive veterinary care in order to get a good start in life!

Initial Visit at 6 – 8 Weeks of Age:

  • Complete comprehensive physical examination
  • Feline Leukemia Test
  • Initial FVRCP vaccine
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • Initial application of heartworm preventative and flea control product
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations

Age 12 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • FVRCP 2nd booster
  • Initial leukemia (Felv) vaccine
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development

Age 16 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • Rabies vaccine, tag, and certificate
  • FVRCP 3rd booster
  • Felv 2nd booster
  • Discussion of health and development

Next vaccines due 1 year later.

Age 20 weeks

  • Microchip identification
  • Surgical spay for female kittens
  • Surgical neuter for male kittens