Kitten Services

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The Best Start for Your New Family Member

When a new kitten joins the family it’s an exciting time. At Links Vet Group you’ll get plenty of free advice and reassurance to give your new addition the best start in life.  There's lots of information to take in, but with 2 Free Health Checks, (one with a vet and one with a veterinary nurse), you'll get plenty of opportunity to have your questions about health and kitten care answered.














Our Free Package for Kittens:

  • FREE HEALTH CHECK:   A thorough clinical examination by a vet to reassure that all is well and an opportunity to ask any questions about health and pet care issues.  Request a Free Health Check...;
  • FREE NURSE CLINIC:   A relaxed half hour appointment at around 5 months to check that your kitten is developing well and to discuss a wide range of kitten care topics including behaviour, diet and nutrition,  neutering and flea and worm prevention.  Read More...


Our Kitten Preventative Health Care Services:

  • HALF PRICE KITTEN VACCINATIONS WITH LINKS HEALTH CARE PLAN:   Your kitten's primary course of vaccinations at half price, plus save at least £60 per year on essential health care to keep your kitten protected from infectious diseases, fleas, worms nad other parasites.  It includes annual vaccinations, 12 months; flea and worm treatment and 2 free health checks per year.  Plus discounts on neutering and microchipping, food and more. Read More...
  • VACCINATIONS:   Kittens need a Primary Course of 2 vaccinations at 9 and 12 weeks to protect them from the most common infectious diseases.  Read More...
  • MICROCHIPPING:   The best way to be reunited with your pet if they go missing.  Even if a kitten is going to live indoors only, there is still a risk that it may escape from the house.  Read More...
  • FLEA AND WORM PROTECTION:  All cats can be affected by the unpleasant and potentially dangerous effects of fleas and worms, but kittens are most vulnerable.  We recomend regular treatment from 2 weeks of age based in your own pet's specific risks.  Read More...
  • NEUTERING:   Neutering is usually recomended from 4 months and our vets and nurses will discuss the options with you. Read More...


Bringing your kitten Home:

Kitten care advice and information for the early days.

Settling Your Kitten

new kitten lifestyle 3Keep the house as quiet as possible when you bring your kitten home and don't be surprised if she seems a bit timid at first as it can take a little time to settle. Give it time to adjust its new surroundings before introducing to other animals or people in the household.


Kitten Proofing Your Home and Garden

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Kittens are born explorers and exploring their environment helps them establish a safe and secure territory.  However this can lead your kitten into potentially dangerous situations so it’s important to take precautions against any potential dangers including: 

  • Open windows, fires or toilets
  • Boiling pans or sharp knives
  • Poisonous plants (lilies, ivies, daffodils, crocuses and more)
  • Detergents and chemicals

Feeding Kittens

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Kittens have small stomachs and have to be fed little and often. Find out what the breeder has been feeding your kitten, and when you first get home feed the same foods. A sudden change of diet combined with the stress of adapting to a new home can cause stomach upsets and diarrhoea. If you want to change the diet, do so over a few days by mixing the new food with the kitten’s usual diet.


Mental Stimulation for Kittens

new kitten lifestyle 6 outdoorDid you know that your little kitten is always primed to hunt? So playtime gives her a great opportunity to indulge her natural instincts. Try to spend several sessions of 10 to 15 minutes a day playing with her. Choose small toys that she will enjoy stalking, chasing and pouncing on. Toys that have long pieces of string that can be swallowed are best avoided.


Kitten Toilet Training

new kitten lifestyle 4Cats are fussy about toilet habits and kittens usually learn to use a litter tray by copying their mother. You may just need to show where the litter tray is and place the kitten on the tray after meals, waking from a sleep, or when sniffing, scratching or beginning to crouch and generally looking as if they are about to go. If your kitten is inclined to mess elsewhere in the house, confine them to one room with a litter tray until the animal learns to use it regularly and follow the aforementioned procedure.


Kitten Socialisation

new kitten lifestyle 11 withpersonSocialisation is important for your cat to live confidently and safely in your household. The best time for kitten socialisation is between two and seven weeks so, before choosing your cat, find out what experiences your kitten has had in early life.