Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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.

Deworming
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.

Nutrition
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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Effective July 6, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures effective Monday, July 6, 2020.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

To book an appointment, please call 403-342-6040 or email info@lomsnesvet.ca. Due to higher than normal call volume, we may be busy with other clients and patients. Please leave us a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to accommodate everyone's needs.

2. SAFETY MEASURES FOR APPOINTMENTS