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Feeding for young kittens should be at least three times a day. When your kitten gets older, you can feed them twice a day. Kittens should ideally be on kitten diet until at least 6 months of age and then by 1 year of age, they should be transitioned to an adult formula. You may feed either dry food, canned food or a combination of both.
Food should be left out for any kittens that weigh less than 3 pounds and who are between the ages of 6 - 9 weeks. This is to help prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). During your kitten's visit, we will discuss which diet will be best for your new friend.
The staff at Sutton Animal Hospital would like to congratulate you on your new kitten. Please remember to bring his/her medical history provided by the breeder, pet store or shelter to your appointment. We also ask that you bring a stool sample so that we can check for intestinal parasites. Your kitten's first visit will include a physical exam, administration of any necessary vaccinations, a blood test to screen for 2 feline viruses (FELV and FIV), deworming if needed, and a parasite prevention plan. We will also address any questions you have concerning care for your kitten, such as diet and nutrition, behavioral issues, integrating the new kitten into your home or litter box training.
Vaccinations are an important part of your kitten's health. Vaccinations are geared toward prevention of diseases and it is important to have your cat properly immunized throughout his/her life. At Sutton Animal Hospital we will tailor your kitten's vaccine protocol to his/her exposure risk and needs. If you ever have any questions regarding your kitten's vaccines, please call the office (212) 935-0823.
We highly recommend and promote spaying (females) and neutering (males) your kitten or adult cat. This procedure is generally performed at 6 months of age.
Ideally, you want to spay female kittens prior to their first heat cycle as it greatly diminishes the chances of mammary cancer later in life. Multiple heat (estrus) cycles can lead to future infections within the uterus, mammary cancer, and uterine cancer. This does not occur in every female but prevention is key. Spaying also will prevent unwanted pregnancies and help to decrease over-population.
Neutering your male kitten can help prevent urine marking and malodorous urine as your pet matures.