By Dr. Issah Hanson, BHS Veterinarian
- De-worming: Start to de-worm at 10 days old. Kittens must be de-wormed 3 times, 2 weeks apart and then every 2 months until they are 6 months old. From then on, they are de-wormed every 3-6 months.
- Vaccination: Vaccinate your kitten at 6 and 8 weeks old; Rabies vaccination at 4 months old. Annual booster shot once every year.
- Neuter & Spay: Male Cats are usually castrated as early as 3 months of age and females can be spayed at 4 months.
- Fleas: Remove fleas with a flea comb. Use a very small amount of gentle, dishwashing liquid such as Dawn, to to bathe kittens. Avoid the eye area—use a washcloth around the face—and rinse them thoroughly. Bathe adult cats with “cat tick and fleas shampoo” and apply frontline drop for cats or collar.
- Hairballs: An occasional hairball is no cause for alarm, but if your cat is vomiting up a hairball more than once or twice a month; see your Vet.
Did you know…?
- Cow’s milk can make cats sick and give them diarrhea.
- A mixture of dry and canned food is good for the overall health of your cat
- Cats/kittens cannot digest any food or protein that comes from plants
- The higher the protein content of their food the LESS Poop they do!