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    flowericongrey Before you take your kitten home take a look at the breeders vaccination records for the kitten.  Take  the records with you when you schedule your first Veterinarian visit for the kitten, which you should schedule as soon as possible after taking the kitten home.  Ask for a full checkup which  should include ears, eyes, mouth, skin coat, feeling the entire body, listening to heart and lungs, taking the kittens weight and temperature.  Ask for a stool sample to be taken to check  for parasites and a blood sample to be drawn to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

    See your veterinarian when your kitten experiences these problems:

    • Lack of appetite or doesn't want to drink
    • Vomiting
    • Sneezes a lot (sign of upper respiratory infection, sneezing, runny eyes and nose, possible wheezing)
    • Crustiness around the eyes or runny irritated eyes
    • Diarrhea
    • Excessive hair loss, especially circular patches appear that are crusty (ringworm)
    • Hides a lot, even after the adjustment period is over

AGE

VACCINATION/TESTS

6 to 8 weeks

FVRCP vaccination No. I
(Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus, panleukoenia, chlamydia)
Fecal examination
Blood test for Feline Leukemia virus (FelLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

12 weeks

FVRCP vaccination No. 2
FeLV vaccination No. I
Possible second fecal exam

16 weeks

FeLV vaccination No. 2
Rabies vaccination

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