Carolina Animal Hospital
 of Creedmoor
2552 Capitol Dr., Suite 103
Creedmoor, NC 27522
(919) 528-0606

Carolina Animal Hospital of Creedmoor

2552 Capitol Drive, Suite 103
Creedmoor, NC 27522

(919)528-0606

carolinaanimal.com


GENERAL KITTEN VISIT INFORMATION:

  

KITTEN WELLNESS CARE PACKAGE:

Just as with humans, the first year of life for a kitten requires several visits to the doctor - Carolina Animal Hospital of Creedmoor is committed to helping you get your new kitten started off in life on the right foot which includes proper preventative care immunizations, viral testing and parasite screening. Because of these basic medical needs and their associated costs, we have developed a lower cost Kitten Wellness Care Package to make this first year more affordable to you. When all of our preventative care recommendations for your kitten are followed at each visit the package fee will be spread out across three visits -- costing $ 85 per visit and includes the services and products identified with our 8, 12 and 16 week kitten schedule below.

The Kitten Wellness Care Package does not include:

Tick preventatives
Additional doses of Flea / Heartworm prevention (Revolution) beyond the single dose per visit.
Medical care for illness or injury conditions - examinations, diagnostic testing or treatment.

Spay or Neuter surgical procedures - we already have lower cost packages in place.

Additional or Follow-up confirmation testing for Feline Leukemia Virus or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

 

Requirements:

 

Kittens must be 3 months or younger at the start of preventative care.

Our preventative care recommendations as outlined in Kitten Visits 8, 12 and 16 weeks below must be followed.

 

 

 

Examination and Consultation: Initial Kitten Visit
A full physical examination will be performed to evaluate your kitten and help identify congenital (born-with) problems as well as symptoms of infectious disease. We examine our kitten patients from head to toe for issues such as heart murmurs, hernias, abnormal bones and joints, evidence of fleas, ticks, and ear mites.
            In addition, with new kitten owners we begin discussions about general healthcare topics such as (1) proper nutrition and feeding - making specific diet recommendations when we feel it is appropriate to advise our clients of a need to change brands, (2) Infectious disease prevention - avoiding areas where contagious diseases may be most likely to be present (3) Heartworm, intestinal, flea and tick parasite prevention and often discuss (4) litter box habits and questions on how to help you to consider whether or not to really de-claw your kitten.
 
Juvenile Progress Exam: Follow-up Kitten Visits 
After your kitten's initial visit with a full physical examination, their scheduled visits occur at 4 week intervals (8, 12, & 16 weeks of age) and will be conducted as Medical Progress Exam appointments. These visits focus on the progress of your kitten's normal physical development, as well as to administer critical booster vaccines and to afford you the opportunity to ask additional questions of our qualified staff. They are designed to be relatively brief appointments (fifteen to twenty minutes) and are billed at a significantly reduced examination fee.
            However, if you suspect your kitten has a problem or is otherwise ill - it is vital to mention these concerns when you make an appointment so that we may schedule an appropriate amount of time to address problems. This is the difference between normal routine Wellness Care and Illness / Injury visits.
 
Feline Leukemia Virus / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FELV/FIV) Testing: A small sample of your kitten's blood will be taken to perform a 10 minute 'snap' test for Feline Leukemia Virus or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus exposure. If your kitten tests positive for either of these two potentially fatal viral infections, we will discuss options for confirming their positive status. This is a very important test for all kittens to undergo.
 
Fecal Floatation: Intestinal Parasite Detection
We will obtain a sample of your kitten's stool (feces) and process it in a special Ova-float solution for microscopic evaluation. During the microscopic examination, we identify the 'Ova' or eggs shed by some of the adult parasites that may already be living within your kitten. If we find evidence of a specific type of parasitic egg in the fecal floatation, we will prescribe an appropriate pharmaceutical product to help eliminate them.
For more information on Kitten Parasites
 
Strongid Deworming Paste:
In the event we do not identify any 'Ova' in the sample, we will administer a general de-worming paste as a precautionary step. However if we identify certain forms of intestinal parasites during the microscopic fecal examination, we will prescribe additional medications. Some of the intestinal parasites affecting kittens can be also be carried or transferred by humans.
 
Heartworm and Flea and Tick Prevention: 
Generally, we recommend all kittens start heartworm parasite prevention at eight weeks of age. In most cases, we will recommend the use of feline Revolution which also has effectiveness as a flea preventative. If you are concerned about Ticks, we will likely recommend the use of Frontline Plus instead of Revolution and will then have to order in some Feline Heartgard as your kitten's form of Heartworm prevention. Currently, we recommend 'Frontline Plus' monthly applications for this purpose.
For more information on Kitten Parasites
 

 

KITTEN VISIT SCHEDULE:

 
8 Weeks:                    40 Minute Appointment
            Complete Physical Examination
            Fecal Flotation: Intestinal Parasite Screen
            Feline Leukemia Virus / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FELV / FIV) Testing
            De-Worming Paste Administered
            Vaccine: FVRCP # 1 - Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia Virus  
            Vaccine: FELV # 1 - Feline Leukemia Virus
            Start Heartworm / Flea Prevention, Single Dose
             
12 Weeks:                  20 Minute Appointment
            Juvenile Progress Exam
            Fecal Floatation: Intestinal Parasite Screen
De-Worming Paste Administered
            Vaccine: FVRCP # 2 - Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia Virus 
            Vaccine: FELV # 2 - Feline Leukemia Virus
            Continue Heartworm / Flea Prevention, Single Dose
 
16 Weeks:                  20 Minute Appointment        
            Juvenile Progress Exam
            Fecal Floatation: Intestinal Parasite Screen - if previously positive samples occurred
De-Worming Paste Administered - if previously positive samples
            Vaccine: FVRCP # 2 - Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia Virus         
            Vaccine: Rabies - 1 Year Tag and Certificate
            Continue Heartworm / Flea Prevention, Single Dose
 
20 - 24 Weeks:          Surgical Appointment Package:
            Surgical Procedure: Find details under Spay or Neuter Procedure section
            Pre-Anesthetic Physical Examination
            Blood Profile Testing Performed: Liver, Kidney and other organ function evaluated
            Intravenous catheter (IV) placed and IV fluid support during entire procedure
            Pre-Procedure Sedation, Tranquilization and Pre-emptive Pain Medications
            Post-Procedure Pain Relief Provided to all surgical procedure patients.
 
1 Year and 4 Months: 40 Minute Appointment - First 'Young Adult' Visit
            Complete Physical Examination
            Fecal Floatation: Intestinal Parasite Screen
            Vaccine: FVRCP 1 Year Booster- Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia Virus 
            Vaccine: FELV 1 Year Booster - Feline Leukemia Virus: If indoor /outdoor cat or in contact with outdoor cats.
            Vaccine: Rabies 1 Year Booster - Tag and Certificate
            Continue Heartworm / Flea Prevention.