Vaccine Schedule, Poison control, Other Pets and a Check List:
For kittens: Kittens automatically receive antibodies in the milk their mother produces if their mother has a healthy immune system. Some veterinarians suggest beginning vaccinations at 8 weeks to avoid over vaccinating which is the schedule we follow here at Adora Sphynx cattery. If you are having another kitten brought in to your home later discuss the new kittens/pet schedule with your veterinarian. Generally, when the kitten is around six to eight weeks of age, your veterinarian can begin to administer a series of vaccines at three- or four-week intervals until the kitten reaches 16 weeks of age.
For adult cats: Adult cats might be revaccinated annually or every three years. This really varies by state, city and situation a good veterinarian will sit down and discuss your situation(ie: exposure, indoor outdoor, showing, etc.)and consider your breed as well and come up with the appropriate schedule for your babies.
Medicines and Poisons
Never give your cat medication that has not been prescribed by a veterinarian. If you suspect that your animal has ingested a poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for 24-hour animal poison information at (888) 426-4435.
Spaying and Neutering
Female cats should be spayed and male cats neutered by five months of age. at approximately 2 lbs. (done before they leave Adora Sphynx cattery) Please visit the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Your Pet page to learn more for other pets.
Cat Supply Checklist
Premium-brand cat food, sample given (or raw diet ask me for recipe)
Food dish and water bowl, stainless steel is preferred due to the ability to clean and not harbour germs/bacteria as easily.
Wands, balls, paper towel rolls, empty water bottles with bells in them etc., interactive toys
Scratching post or scratching pad
Litter box and kitten safe litter
Cat bed or box with warm blanket or towel