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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

New Pet Care from Compassionate Veterinarians including Kitten Care Guidelines

Kitten Care

Give your new kitten a great start by making an appointment with Carriage Hills Animal Hospital. At this initial visit, we develop a healthy plan for your new youngster, providing the best possible care during this critical first year of life.


Disease Prevention in the First Year

We recommend all kittens be spayed or neutered at six months. This results in a healthier pet that lives longer and is a happier companion. 

This is a general schedule for basic kitten care. This schedule may vary based on your pet’s specific needs.
visit suggested care

For your kitten’s safety, we use adjuvant-free Merial vaccines.

Along with this regular kitten care, we check for parasites and deworm along the way as needed. We strongly recommend Revolution, a product that protects cats from fleas, heartworm, ear mites, and more. Learn the truth about heartworms in cats and understand how HARD (Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease) can harm your feline companion.

6 weeks

  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis/calicivirus/panleukopenia (FVRCP #1)
  • Feline leukemia (FeLV) testing
  • FIV testing
  • Revolution, flea prevention

10 weeks

  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis/calicivirus/panleukopenia (FVRCP #2)
  • FeLV vaccine #1
  • Revolution

14 weeks

  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis/calicivirus/panleukopenia (FVRCP #3)
  • FeLV vaccine #2
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella vaccine for high risk pets
  • Rabies

6 months

  • Spay/neuter

Feed Your Kitten Right

High quality kitten food is necessary for the healthy growth and development of your new pet. Always offer fresh water and never give your young pet table food.  Avoiding table food from the start helps prevent obesity and finicky eaters. Nutritional counseling is available at every wellness visit.


Pets, Worms & Children

Cats can contract worms from the mother’s milk at a very early age and should first be dewormed at three weeks of age. Kittens need to be dewormed after they are weaned, and then rechecked at later intervals as needed.

An intestinal parasite control program is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) due to the incidence of hookworm and roundworm infections in humans. Under normal situations, it is rare for children to become infected with worms from animals. However, we strongly recommend good sanitation and parasite control to keep you family’s risk at a minimum.

Contact our hospital with any questions about caring for your young pet. 

East Montgomery pet owners visit our Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic for the same extraordinary pet wellness care and a selection of essential services in an intimate setting.