It is essential that we protect young kittens from the deadly diseases for which we have effective vaccinations. Kittens should be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks of age, using the combination products against herpes virus, calici virus, and panleukopenia. Booster vaccines should be given every 3 weeks, until the age of 14 weeks. Routine deworming is also essential, as kittens frequently contract parasites from their moms, through milk and placenta (before birth). This, too, needs to be repeated, in coordination with the vaccine schedule.
Kittens should be housed in a safe, sheltered environment that is free of hazardous chemicals and away from large unstable objects and electrical cords. A quiet area with a litterbox generally leads to adequate housebreaking. We can help you with these early-life steps to ensure a happy, healthy pet.