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  • Taking care of a sick kitten with other pets.

    Your heart goes out to a sick kitty and you decide to take him home. You’re doing the little guy a favor — but you could be endangering your other pets. So make sure to take appropriate precautions. First, make sure that all of your pets are properly vaccinated, and that the kitten’s illness is [...]

  • Cat Dental Care

    By four weeks of age, kittens have their incisors, the 12 small teeth in the front of the mouth. At six weeks, all 26 deciduous teeth are in. Kitten teeth should be white and clean, with the upper incisors meeting the lower incisors evenly. The gums and mouth tissue should be pink, or dark if [...]

  • I just got a new kitten. What shots does she need?

    Cats may or may not have nine lives. But when it comes to getting kitty vaccinated, why take chances? Your kitten should see a veterinarian to start a series of vaccinations by the time she is eight weeks of age. All kittens should receive vaccines for rabies, upper respiratory infections, and feline panleukopenia or distemper. [...]

  • Cat Vaccinations

    All kittens need to be vaccinated according to the schedule provided by your veterinarian. Cat vaccines protect against feline leukemia, feline distemper, upper respiratory infections and rabies. Veterinarians usually recommend giving a young kitten a series of these vaccinations starting when the kitten is six to eight weeks old, and continuing every three to four [...]

  • Basic Shots for Cats

    All kittens need to be vaccinated according to the schedule provided by your veterinarian. Cat vaccines protect against feline leukemia, feline distemper, upper respiratory infections and rabies. Veterinarians usually recommend giving a young kitten a series of these vaccinations starting when the kitten is six to eight weeks old, and continuing every three to four [...]

  • How do I choose the best veterinarian for my pet?

    All pets need a veterinarian, but it can be hard to know which one to choose. So look for qualifications, experience, and references. Ask plenty of questions such as: Are the office hours convenient? Do you keep detailed records on every patient? Do the doctors take courses to keep their medicine up to date? How [...]

 
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