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Kitten Care Articles

Kittens are wonderful family members, and if they are given proper veterinary care, training and nutrition, they will grow up to healthy, well-adjusted cats. All of us at Jefferson Animal Hospitals are here to help you with your new kitten.

We are pleased to include these kitten articles on our website. Each article can be read online or printed. Feel free to browse all articles, and if there is a topic not covered, give us a call!

Feline Leukemia

Q. What is Feline Leukemia? A. Leukemia is a highly fatal blood cell cancer that is contagious between cats. It is a leading cause of

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First-Aid Kit for Pets

Suggested Items For Your Kitten’s First-Aid Kit: 2 rolls of 3” gauze bandage 3” X 3” gauze sponges Nonstick adhesive tape Nonstick bandages Antibiotic ointment

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Common Pet Toxins

Household Items Bleach Disinfectants Fabric Softener Tobacco Products Lighter Fluid Rat and Mouse Poison Insect Products Potpourri Solvents Oven Cleaner Foods Chocolate Onions and Onion

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Feline Nutrition

There are two diseases in cats that are directly related to feeding improper diets: heart failure from taurine deficiency and feline urologic syndrome (FUS) or

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Feline Vaccinations

Distemper. Distemper is very contagious and widespread in cats. It causes severe vomiting and diarrhea that is often fatal, especially in kittens. Rhinotracheitis. Rhinotracheitis is a virus

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