Guide to Kitten Health
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Bringing home a new kitten is an exciting moment for everyone.

Make sure to have your new kitten start their new adventure on the right paw with preventive wellness care. Follow our guide for comprehensive wellness tips to support your new kitten starting day 1.

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Why Is It Important To Vaccinate?

Disease Prevention:

  • Vaccinations protect against common and potentially deadly diseases. Follow the recommended vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian.

Core Vaccines:

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia
  • Rabies

Booster Shots:

  • Ensure timely booster shots to maintain immunity. Regular veterinary check-ups help assess the need for additional vaccinations.

Public Health:

  • Vaccinating your kitten contributes to community immunity, safeguarding both animal and human populations.
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Kitten Visits

at 8 Weeks Old

Vitals Check
PureVax® 3-in-1 Vaccine
Feline Retroviral Test (FeLV/FIV)
Intestinal Parasite Screening

at 12 Weeks Old

Vitals Check
PureVax® 3-in-1 Vaccine
PureVax® Feline Leukemia Vaccine

at 16 Weeks Old

Vitals Check
PureVax® 3-in-1 Vaccine
PureVax® Feline Leukemia Vaccine
PureVax® Feline Rabies Vaccine (non-adjuvanted)
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Kitten Health Essentials


  • Choose high-quality, age-appropriate food to meet their nutritional needs and maintain a regular feeding schedule.

Veterinary Care:

  • Visit your veterinarian shortly after bringing your new kitten home to discuss vaccinations, deworming, and any specific health concerns you may have.

Exercise and Mental Stimulation:

  • Promote their physical health with plenty of playtime and exercise using toys to engage in activities that stimulate both their mind and body.


  • Introduce gentle grooming routines, such as brushing and trimming, early on to help maintain a clean and healthy coat.


  • Expose your pet to various environments, people, and other animals to promote socialization to contribute to a well-adjusted adult cat.
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New Kitten Checklist

Essential Supplies

  • Food and water bowls
  • Collar, leash, and ID tag/microchip
  • Comfortable bed
  • Safe and engaging toys


  • Choose a high-quality kitten food
  • Establish a feeding schedule


  • Begin basic obedience training
  • Use positive reinforcement techniques

Veterinary Care

  • Schedule a first vet visit
  • Discuss vaccinations, deworming, and spaying or neutering options


  • Brush, nail clippers, and grooming tools
  • Shampoo and conditioner suitable for their coat type

Safe Environment

  • Kitten-proof your home
  • Provide a designated space for rest and relaxation.
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By prioritizing their health with vaccinations and following a comprehensive checklist, you set the foundation for a happy and fulfilling life for your new kitten. Enjoy the journey of building a strong bond and creating lasting memories with your new companions!