Animal Hospital serving Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe and surroundings

300 Skokie Blvd, Ste A
Northbrook, IL 60062

phone: 847-564-1500 fax: 847-715-9934
Hospital Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm
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Veterinarian in Northbrook IL

Veterinarian in Northbrook Illinois

North Shore Family Pet

Kitten Care & Vaccinations

Congratulations on your new kitten!

We look forward to welcoming your new kitten to our North Shore Family Pet Hospital family and are eager to assist you. Our veterinarians have many years of experience guiding new kitten owners through the kitten stage. We enjoy all the fun a new kitten brings!

Please bring your new kitten to NSFPH for a check-up as soon as possible to allow your kitten to become acquainted with us. The comprehensive kitten exam will allow us to detect any potential health issues. Our veterinarians will make sure they receive a good healthy start in life through comprehensive kitten exams, vaccinations, parasite protection, nutrition and exercise advice.

As a Cat Friendly Practice, we have embraced the higher standards of care needed to create a cat-friendly environment within our hospital. A cat friendly hospital means less stress to both you and your kitten when visiting our hospital.

Your kitten's first wellness exam includes a thorough “nose to tail” physical exam and allows us to establish an individualized wellness plan for your kitten going forward. Your kitten’s first wellness exam includes the following beneficial components:

  • Thorough physical exam
  • Dental exam
  • Intestinal parasite screening and intestinal parasite worming if needed
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • A discussion of an appropriate vaccination schedule for your kitten, based on factors including breed, anticipated lifestyle, exposure risks and previous necessary vaccines.
  • A discussion on the prevention of heartworm, fleas and ticks
  • Behavior and litter box training recommendations
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pet insurance recommendations

For your first kitten visit, we request that you bring the following:

  • Your kitten in a cat carrier
  • All paperwork pertaining to the previous care of your kitten including all previous immunizations, deworming, medications and any veterinary records you may have. You may email these records to us as well.
  • Any questions you may have regarding your kitten’s health or behavior
  • A fresh stool sample (less than 12 hours old)

Video showing how to get your cat into a carrier.

Click here to see a Life Stages of Cats Chart.

Your kitten’s first wellness exam will set the foundation for your kitten’s long term health. It also allows us to monitor any medical or behavioral conditions for your kitten.

Please call us today to schedule your kitten’s wellness exam.