Just brought a new kitten home?
Greencross Vets are by your side when it comes to caring for your new kitten. We’ve got the best advice to make sure they start off on the right paw.
A new fluffy member of the family can be overwhelming and exciting, for both you and the kitten. Introduce your kitten to the family with as little noise and over-excitement as possible, and let eager visitors know that your new family member needs to settle in before they can be introduced. Ensure your kitten gets plenty of quiet time for naps, especially in the first 24 hours while they’re getting used to their new environment.
What to expect at your kitten’s first health check
As your kitten develops throughout life, they will take many trips to the vet. At Greencross Vets, we want them to enjoy every one of these. We understand that this starts from building a positive association during their very first visit.
Your kitten’s visit
● your kitten will be weighed and temperature checked
● they will undergo a comprehensive physical exam where the vet will check their mouth, teeth, eyes, ears, abdomen, heart, lungs, muscles, joints, lymph nodes, and fur
● you may be asked to bring a recent sample of your kitten’s faeces which will be checked for parasites
● a kitten’s first vet visit may also be the first time they are vaccinated
● your kitten will be showered with praise and treats for being so well-behaved!
● you may be asked questions about your kitten, like where you obtained them, what and how much you have been feeding them, what their environment is like and whether your kitten will live indoors or outdoors
● remember to bring all of the documents you received with your kitten in case this has information your vet requires
● your vet will be happy to provide you with any advice you need to care for your kitten
Each pet’s microchip contains a unique number that can be traced to an owner’s contact details. By implanting a microchip under your kitten’s skin, it is much more likely that they will be returned to you if they ever become lost as vets and animal shelters can scan the chip to find your details. It is mandatory to microchip your kitten in Australia (except the Northern Territory). Reach out to your Greencross Vets clinic and have your kitten microchipped.
Healthy Pets Plus Membership Benefits
- 20% discount on parasite prevention
- 20% discount on heartworm injection
- pet dental checks
Save up to $200 off a dental scale and polish**
- unlimited consultations
Vaccinations & Microchipping
- vaccinations (as recommended by your Greencross Vet)
- microchipping (if needed)