Whether you are a new cat owner or experienced cat owner, getting a new kitten can be an exciting time, but certainly a lot of work! At Boulder’s Natural Animal Hospital, we are here to help your new kitten get off to a strong start. During your initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive preliminary examination to detect if your kitten has any potential health issues and to assess their overall current health. Your kitten’s first exam will include:
The kitten wellness exam is also the perfect time to ask us any questions you have regarding caring for your kitten such as diet and exercise, behavior issues, or house training. We will also discuss the importance of microchipping your new kitten to ensure that they return home safely if they are ever lost.
Just as vaccines protect your pet from disease and illness, 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.
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. We also ask that you bring a fresh stool sample, and bring your kitten in a secure carrier. If you have any questions about your kitten’s first wellness exam or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 303-494-7877.