Give your new kitten the love and excellent veterinary care experience at Baldivis Vet Hospital.
Thinking Of Getting A New Kitten ?
We want your kitten to feel comfortable in our cat friendly environment.
Your kitten will be examined in a Cat friendly consulting room (no dogs allowed, ever).
Your kitten’s program will be tailored to suit the individual and usually includes comprehensive vaccination plus recommendations for heart worm prevention, deworming, flea control, puppy school, microchip identification, registration and desexing.
Annual Health Checks
Annual Health checks are essential for all pets and biannual from year seven.
The Annual health check is an opportunity to ensure your pet is healthy, update vaccinations and to set healthcare goals for the next year.
Your kitten is what he or she eats, ask the professional regarding the best choice for your type kitten. Below are some links to our recommended food suppliers.
Kittens are to be microchipped and registered with the local council by 3 months of age.
Microchip identification is often carried out at the same time as desexing (those not required for breeding) and both are required for registration under the Cat Act.
Registration is required by council and microchip identification is highly recommended.
If you are unsure of the registry which holds your pet’s information the following website is a useful place to start. By entering your pet’s microchip number, the website will return a link to the website of the registry that the microchip was initially registered with, as well as a link to their change of details form.
This website provides information from the following 5 company members:
Australasian Animal Registry (AAR) 02 9704 1450
Central Animal Records (CAR) 03 9706 3187
PetSafe 02 8850 6800
National Pet Register 1300 734 738
Home Safe ID 1300 537 140
Please note this website will NOT reveal any specific details, it is just a means to find which register holds your pet’s information.
Desexing is recommended in all male and female dogs not intended for breeding.
Desexing is either a spey or a castration and it is recommended at six months of age for all except large breeds. Large breeds are later maturing and we recommend a later date and this can be discussed at the time of your vaccination. On most occasions a booking is made for the desexing at the final vaccination appointment.
Desexing usually involves a pre-anaesthetic examination and blood test to ensure your puppy is well prior to anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is maintained with gaseous anaesthesia using the latest monitors to ensure a speedy recovery. Patients are given Intravenous fluids during the procedure and all patients are given pain relief.
Desexing is a day surgery so patients are discharged home to the family in the afternoon evening, however you can elect to have your pet hospitalised overnight and cared for by Baldivis Emergency Vet throughout the night.
Common Ailments for Kittens
Common ailments in kittens include vomiting and diarrhoea, ringworm, skin sores, respiratory disease, sore ears and many more. Baldivis Vet Hospital is open everyday and Baldivis Emergency Vet is open after hours and public holidays.
Kitten Vaccination Program
- 8 weeks F6 Vaccine
- 10 weeks FIV Vaccine
- 12 Weeks F6 Vaccine
We are a 24 Hour Emergency Hospital open 7 days a week. If you are ever in doubt, concerned or you have an emergency…
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What do I do if my new kitten is unwell or injured?
The first step in helping an unwell cat is to get a diagnosis. The first step in this process is a consultation and this may be followed by some diagnostic tests.