I Got a Kitten…Now What?

Congratulations on your new furry family member! There is nothing more precious than watching a kitten explore their world and experience things for the first time. Veterinary care is an essential part of getting them off to their best, healthiest start.

Wellness Exam and Vaccinations
Vaccinations for your kitten are given by your veterinarian to help prevent disease. They are important for young cats as this is when they are most susceptible to disease. At Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital kittens are given a full health check and immunized at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. At this time, your veterinarian can address all the concerns and questions you may have regarding your kitten.

Kittens often carry parasites like worms and mites, which can infect other pets as well as family members in your home. Parasite control products prescribed by your kitten’s veterinarian will ensure they are healthy and your home is parasite-free. *Note: some deworming and flea products at pet stores can be ineffective and even harmful to your pet your veterinarian’s recommendation is the best for your kitten.

A good quality kitten food and feeding schedule is essential to developing minds and bodies. Good nutrition is the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep your new kitty healthy and happy. Some diseases seen in cats later in life could have been controlled or prevented by proper nutrition. Your veterinarian will recommend a diet that is best suited for your kitten’s specific needs.

Cost of Ownership
Often a kitten is acquired with little or no cost (i.e. free from a litter off the farm or Kijiji). Great! Think of that as extra finances to put into their health care and wellness. A free cat is a great start, but in reality, ensuring your new kitten has a healthy and happy life will have some cost. However, it is all worth it when they snuggle up to you and purr a happy tone!

Ask us about our Optimum Care packages to learn more about affordable health care for your kitten!

Written by: Amanda, RVT



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Last Updated: July 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we are opening our doors with some restrictions.





Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.


We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital