Welcoming a warm, playful kitten into your home comes with a few changes and a whole lot of love and fun. Start your furry friend’s life right and take advantage of our kitten exams at Oakes Edgeley and Ellendale Veterinary Services. Our veterinarians and staff know you want to be proactive about your pets’ health, and we can recommend our kitten starter treatments and packages to cover all the bases to take the best possible care of your newest addition.
Any possible health concerns should be identified as early as possible by the experienced eyes of a veterinarian. A thorough kitten exam can be performed as soon as your kitten joins your family to give us the best chance of finding and treating any health problems before they develop into something dangerous.
Kittens are inquisitive and energetic, exploring their new surroundings with their eyes, paws, and mouths. Inevitably, your kitten will come into contact with germs. Vaccinations provide the best way to keep them safe in case they come across a dangerous virus. Some of these viruses pass very easily between animals, from wildlife or contaminated water or food, so talk to our veterinarians about which vaccines fit in your kitten’s vaccination schedule.
Parasites are a common part of an animal’s life. The damage they cause can become serious if left untreated. Some parasites live in the intestines and can sap nutrients from the body, and others eventually bore holes in the lungs resulting in a compromised respiratory system. Treatment is simple in most cases and can be provided as needed.
Annual Complete Blood Screenings
In order to catch any problems in the earliest stages, our veterinarians will need to know what is going on beneath the surface. Complete blood screenings during your kitten’s exam will provide the most comprehensive look at your pet’s health. These screenings involve a blood chemistry panel, blood cell count, and an assessment of the liver and kidney functions.
Spay or Neuter
As a pet owner to a kitten you likely know that many more sweet pets, young and old, still wait for homes. The overwhelming animal population makes it difficult to find loving homes for the local pet community. Do your part by making sure your pet does not add to the problem. There are also certain health and behavioral benefits that come with having your pet spayed or neutered.
Contact Our Veterinarians for Your Kitten’s First Visit!
If you are bringing a new kitten into your home, our kitten exams give them a strong, healthy start to life. Call Oakes Edgeley and Ellendale Veterinary Services today at (701) 742-2486 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.