KM Animal Clinic and Surgery Sdn Bhd
 
5, Jalan Industri Batu Caves 1/1,
Taman Perindustrian Batu Caves,
68100 Batu Caves,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Operating Hours
Mon to Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & PH: 10am-2pm

For further queries,
please call

 +603-6185 0826
 +603-6185 0827

or drop us an email at
enquiry@kmvethospital.com.my




 

Caring for your new kitten/cat

Vaccination

At 6 weeks of age, kittens should receive their first vaccination. The first booster needs to be given at 9 weeks, followed by another booster at 12 weeks of age. After the 12th week vaccination, your kitten will be safe to be brought for boarding and/or grooming. We STRONGLY discourage you from bringing your kitten or unvaccinated cat to mix around with other cats prior to the 12th week vaccination.

The 5 main diseases that we vaccinate against in cats are:

Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopaenia) - a highly contagious viral disease that mainly affects young cats. Depression, loss of appetite,
                                                                      severe vomiting and diarrhea are some of the symptoms. Death can occur very quickly.

Caliciviral infection - this virus causes chronic upper airway disease with symptoms such as sneezing and watery eyes and nose.
                                       Infected cats may also develop ulcers in their oral cavity.

Feline viral rhinotracheitis - this virus also causes chronic upper airway disease. Symptoms include sneezing, coughing, and
                                                    discharges from the eyes and nose.

Chlamydiosis - this disease is caused by bacteria that cause mild upper airway disease. Symptoms include conjunctivitis (watery
                             eyes), discharges from the eyes and nose. Chlamydia is a zoonotic disease which means it can spread to human.

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - this virus weakens the immune system of infected cats, making them vulnerable to other feline viral
                                                          diseases. It can also cause cancer in cats.  

Worming

Apart from vaccinations, deworming your new kitten or cat is also very important. Loss of appetite, bloated or enlarged abdomen, vomiting and diarrhea are some clinical signs of worm infestations in a young kitten. If untreated, worm infestations can be fatal. Kittens should be dewormed fortnightly from 2 weeks to 3 months of age, followed by 3 months once for life.
 
External parasits: Ticks/fleas/mange/mites

External parasites not only cause dermatitis (skin problems) but they can also transmit life threatening diseases. For example, it is important to prevent fleas on cats as fleas can transmit bacteria that cause mycoplasma. Young kittens can be treated for external parasites from 2 days of age.

Ask our vets on the treatment choices and options!


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