Kittens

What is the Best Start Kitten Package?

When can I come for my first appointment?

We recommend coming for your first appointment soon after getting your new kitten. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and get the best advice available from our experienced team.

When do I need to treat my kitten for fleas and worms?

We recommend all kittens are wormed from 2 weeks of age and definitely as soon as they move to their new homes. Flea prevention is often started at 9 weeks old but can be started sooner if required.

When you come for your appointment, we will advise you on the latest, most effective and safe parasite control options, and our Best Start Package will include your kitten’s first dose of flea and worm control for no extra cost.

Do I need to vaccinate my kitten?

We highly recommend vaccinating all kittens to protect them against a range of life-threatening diseases, a lot of which are sadly still very common. Kittens require 2 injections ay 9 and 12 weeks old.

What should I feed my kitten?

Kittens should be fed on a balanced and complete kitten food, formulated with their growing bodies in mind.

With so many different brands of cat food on the market in the UK it can be extremely difficult to choose one that is actually good for your cat. Ash Tree Vets highly recommend Royal Canin cat food, and are more than happy to talk to you about the pros and cons of a variety of diets.

When should I neuter (castrate or spay) my kitten?

Cats can re-produce from a very young age, so we highly recommend neutering between four and six months of age depending on each individual situation, to prevent any unwanted pregnancies in a young cats. Cats should always be neutered before you start letting them roam outside.

Siblings will mate with each other, so it is essential to neuter at least one of them before there is a chance of this happening.

Should I get my kitten microchipped?

Yes. Cats commonly go missing. They roam for miles and get lost, climb into vehicles and sometimes become involved in accidents. Microchipping is the only reliable way of tracing a cat’s owner when he or she is found and brought to a vet.

Does microchipping hurt?

The procedure is very quick injection that is over within seconds. We often microchip kittens at the same time as neutering them; this means the microchip can be implanted quickly and painlessly whilst they are under anaesthetic.