Veterinarian in Westport MA
Veterinarian in Westport MA

965 Sanford Road, Westport, MA 02790 • PH (508) 636-8382 • Fax (508) 636-7199

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Veterinary in Westport MA
Congratulations on your new kitten

New kitten vet and vaccinations at Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic, Westport MA

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KITTEN CARE

Annual wellness exams keep your cat as healthy as possible!


Congratulations on your new kitten! We are very excited that you have a new kitten and we can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family!

A kitten can bring so much love into your life. As a kitten parent, you now have the responsibility for making sure your kitten’s needs are met. We are here to partner with you throughout your kitten’s development into a healthy, happy member of the family!

Please bring your kitten in for a check-up as soon as possible to establish a relationship with a veterinarian at Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic. All different breeds of cats are susceptible to some genetically transmitted medical problems. Young kittens are more vulnerable than older animals and may suffer more from infections and parasites. They are more prone to accidental injury. Congenital abnormalities [birth defects] may surface at different stages of development. Kittens that have had inadequate or unknown medical care prior to finding a home with you may have pre-existing conditions that need to be addressed. A thorough physical examination of your kitten is very important to assess their overall health.

During your initial kitten visit, we will:

What to bring to your first kitten visit:

Please bring the health information provided to you by the person, business or organization where you received your kitten. Please bring a fresh stool sample. Don’t forget to have your new kitten in a carrier (best option) or on a leash!

At Home Dental Care

Dental care is very important for your cat’s overall health, from birth to old age. Kitten parents must start early to set a good dental care routine for your cat. Kitten owners should start early so their kitten gets used to the feeling of having his teeth brushed and inspected. By the time kitten teeth fall out around the age of 6 months, the kitten should be used to getting his or her teeth brushed regularly. Start slowly and gradually. Dip a finger into beef bouillon then gently rub along your pet's gums and teeth. The most important area to focus on is the gum line (the crevice where the gums meet the teeth), where bacteria and food mix to form plaque. Focusing on the gum line, start at the front of the mouth, then move to the back upper and lower teeth and gum areas. Please see our page on “Home Dental Care for your Pet” for more information about brushing your kitten’s teeth.

Kitten-Proof Your House

Kittens love to chew and do not yet know what an appropriate chew toy is. To protect your pet against harm, it is important to kitten-proof your house. Store harmful chemicals, electrical cords and objects that pose a choking risk in areas where your kitten cannot get to them. Prevent access to medications, cleaning supplies, poisonous house plants, “people” food and the kitchen trash can. Foods to avoid include chocolate and gum containing xylitol.

Please Watch Your Kitten Carefully!

Kittens are very curious and are prone to accidental injury. Please be alert to the following symptoms, which may be signs that your kitten needs immediate care:

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