Kitten Wellness Care
All of us at Belle Meade Animal Hospital want to congratulate you on your new kitten! Welcoming a new kitten into your family is an exciting time, but it can also bring up many questions and concerns. Our veterinarians and staff are here to help answer your questions and provide the best veterinary care to help your kitten grow up healthy and strong.
Our kitten wellness exams include:
- A comprehensive physical exam
- Development of a vaccination program based on your kitten’s lifestyle
- Screening and recommendations for preventing external parasite such as flea and ticks
- Screening and recommendations for preventing Intestinal parasites
- Heartworm prevention
- Behavior and housetraining recommendations
- Nutritional counseling
Vaccines and Your Kitten
We believe in creating a personalized vaccine schedule that is tailored for your kitten’s needs to maximize the protection against any diseases he or she is likely to be exposed to. There are many diseases that are preventable through the judicious use of vaccines, so it is important to create an individualized protocol early in life to protect both your kitten and your family.
Much like vaccinations, microchips can help keep your kitten safe. If your pet should ever become lost, their unique microchip identifier will help bring them home safely. Click to learn more about microchipping your pet.
Your Kitten’s First Visit
In preparation for your kitten’s first visit with us, it is helpful to bring the health information provided to you by the seller or shelter. This information should include a previous history of vaccines and deworming. We also ask that you bring a fresh stool sample, and bring your kitten in a secure carrier.
To schedule an appointment for your kitten’s wellness exam, please call us at 615-352-4370.