The first wellness exam is a critical step in establishing the health of your kitten, so it is important to schedule an exam with us as soon as possible. At the Animal Medical Center of the Lowcountry, our comprehensive kitten exam will ensure your new companion gets off to a healthy start.
Your kitten’s first exam will include:
- A physical examination
- Heartworm prevention
- Intestinal parasite (worm) screening and deworming, if necessary
- External parasite (flea/tick) screening and parasite protection
- Vaccines based on your kitten’s age and lifestyle
- Behavior and training recommendations
- Nutritional counseling
Your Kitten’s First Visit
In preparation for your kitten’s first visit with us, it is helpful to bring the health information provided to you by the seller or shelter, which should include a previous history of vaccines and deworming. Please arrive with your kitten in a secure carrier for his or her safety.
We believe in designing a personalized vaccine program for each kitten to maximize the protection against any diseases your kitten may be exposed to. There are many diseases that are preventable through the judicious use of vaccines, so it is important to vaccinate your kitten against the diseases to which he or she may be exposed.
Just as vaccines protect your pet from disease, microchips help keep your kitten safe if they are lost or stolen. The unique identifier in your pet’s microchip will help bring them home safely, providing shelters and animal hospitals with your contact information to reunite you with your pet. For more information, visit our microchipping page.