New kitten vet and vaccinations at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, Fairbanks AK
Veterinarian for Kitten Fairbanks AK
Congratulations on your new kitten! We can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family.
You have taken the first step to having a wonderful companion and friend. It is important to do everything you can to make sure he or she grows up strong, healthy and happy. Health care is essential through your cat’s entire life.
It is important to your kitten’s long term health that we examine your kitten as soon as possible to ensure that he or she is healthy. We will make sure your kitten is receiving the proper protection he or she needs through vaccinations, parasite protection and nutrition, ensuring a healthy start in life.
If you are planning to travel outside Alaska with your kitten, please talk to us about the additional medical requirements your kitten needs to stay healthy.
Your kitten’s first visit with us will include:
- A comprehensive physical exam
- Screening for viruses specific to felines, such as Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immuno Virus
- Internal parasite screening
- Internal parasite deworming
- Development of a vaccination program based on your kitten’s lifestyle
- Recommendations for controlling and preventing external parasites such as fleas
- Behavior and housetraining recommendations
- Nutritional counseling
For your kitten’s first visit with us, we request that you bring the following:
1. Your kitten on a leash or in a crate.
2. All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary medical records.
3. Any questions you may have regarding your kittens health.
4. A fresh (within 24 hours) fecal sample.
The following are signs that your kitten needs immediate care:
- Signs that the kitten has swallowed something poisonous such as mouth irritation, drooling, vomiting, seizures, or fever
- Bleeding you can’t stop
- Difficulty breathing
- Unconsciousness or lethargy
- Staggering or seizures
- Blood in urine or feces
- Pooping more than twice in an hour or straining in the litter box with no results
- Repeat vomiting in a short time or diarrhea with vomiting
- Signs of pain, such as swelling or inability to use his/her leg