Kitten and Adult Cat Care
Whether you have just brought home a new kitten or you have a mature adult
cat, you will want to know the basics of feline care to make sure that
your kitty is happy and healthy for life. With Preston Road Animal Hospital
on your side, you can always rely on great clinical care and grooming
for your cat. This article will offer more insight on the services your
cat will need and the best ways to take care of your cat at home.
Kitten Health Essentials
Kittens need special care to grow up healthy, and this care includes spaying
and neutering, which is beneficial for preventing overpopulation and managing
behavior. When you get a new kitten, you will want to schedule all of
the following services with us to give your feline a good start.
Kitten deworming – Kittens are at a high risk for heartworms and pin worms, which may be passed
to kittens from a mother’s milk. Deworming typically takes place
at about six weeks, and a fecal test will be used to determine the need
for follow-up treatment.
Spaying and neutering – If you have a female cat, spaying will save you the stress and mess of
caring for a cat in heat. Neutering male cats can minimize behaviors like
urine marking and male aggression.
Vaccines – Young cats need to be immunized for distemper and rabies, so you should
schedule appointments for these kitty shots to keep your cat from getting
sick as his immune system is developing.
Feline Diet and Activity
Cats naturally eat a very protein-rich diet consisting primarily of meat.
Therefore, their food should have plenty of animal protein and no fillers.
Serving your cat wet food along with dry may be beneficial, since cats
naturally do not drink much water on their own. Unlike dogs, cats don’t
need daily walks, but they do like to play, scratch, and hunt. You should
provide your cat with plenty of safe recreational activities to keep him
from destroying furniture and carpeting.
Veterinary and Dental Care for Cats
Regular visits to Preston Road Animal Hospital for preventive checkups
and feline dental care will keep your cat healthy in all stages of life.
We utilize the most advanced veterinary technologies to offer comfortable,
effective care for dogs, cats, and less conventional pets in North Dallas.
To schedule an appointment with our veterinary team, call us at (972)