You and your new kitten have many good times ahead of you. We want to make sure that your kitten has a good start in life and is growing up happy and healthy. The doctors at East Hills Veterinary Hospital have designed a preventive health care program for your kitten’s first year. The Well Kitten Program includes:
- Physical examinations by a doctor at each vaccine visit.
- Series of four to five vaccinations from 6 weeks of age.
- Two doses of deworming medication for intestinal parasites.
- One fecal exam for parasites.
- Rabies Vaccination.
Call our hospital for pricing information.
On the first vaccination visit, the doctor performs a complete physical exam from head to paw. Brief follow-up exams are done at each vaccine booster. During these exams, the doctor can answer any questions you have had about your kitten. We also offer informative videos and pamphlets, detailing various aspects of kitten care.
Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Tessting
Feline Leukeia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are contagious and often fatal diseases to cats. Kittens can be infected at birth and can harbor these viruses even though they appear healthy. A blood test for both FeLV and FIV is performed on your kitten’s first visit. *If your kitten will be going outdoors or is exposed to other cats who go outdoors, we highly recommend vaccinating for feline leukemia. Two vaccines given 3 weeks apart can be added to the program at 25% discount off the regular price.
Vaccinations are very important to prevent contagious diseases, which can severely debilitate and even kill a kitten. Your kitten receives a series of four to five vaccines against distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and coronavirus. For optimum effectiveness, vaccines are given every 3 weeks between 6 and 16 weeks of age. The one-year rabies vaccine is given at 16 weeks as required by California law. As an option, the Bordetella (“kennel cough”) vaccine and/or the Lyme disease series of two vaccines, can be added to the program at a 25% discount off the regular price.
Fecal Examinations and Deworming
Infestation with intestinal roundworms is commonly found in young puppies and represents a contagious hazard to people. Because roundworm egs may not show up on early fecal examinations, all puppies are routinely dewormed with a gentle, safe, effective medication on the first visit. A follow-up fecal examination is then performed at 16 weeks to check for roundworms and other intestinal parasites.
In addition, enrollment in the Well Kitten Program also entitles you to discounts on the following products and services:
Home Dental Care
Early dental care is very important in the prevention of tooth and gum disease. While hard kibble and chew toys can help decrease tartar build-up, nothing can substitute for periodic brushing. Your kitten’s first toothbrush, as well as a handout on home brushing techniques are included in the program.
Fleas can cause dermatitis and anemia as well as carry tapeworms. As a member, you receive a 10% discount on your first package of Frontline or Advantage. Consult the doctor, receptionist, or our informative pamphlets for details on how these products work.
We recommend spaying/neutering at 4-6 months of age. This helps prevent unwanted litters, undesirable heat periods, behavior problems (spraying, roaming, fighting, and mounting), reproductive tract infections, and cancer. If done before one year of age, members receive a 10% discount. NOTE: If your kitten is in heat, pregnant, or nursing at the time of surgery, there is an additional charge.
We recommend placing a small microchip under the skin, which will allow humane organizations, animal shelters, and veterinarians to identify your cat if he or she gets lost. Members receive a 10% discount on this service.
What is not included
The Well Kitten Program does not cover any cost associated with the diagnosis and /or treatment of illness or injury. If a medical question or problem is addressed during a routine vaccine visit, we charge a consultation fee of $35.00 in addition to the cost of any necessary tests and medications.
The Well Kitten Program is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Unused services are non-refundable, and the plan is not transferable to another kitten, but the plan may be transferred to a new owner’s name if the kitten is sold or given away.