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Life Stages of Cat Years: Kittenhood
Picture of Kitten Jaspurr in Vet's Office at 6.5 Weeks

Kitten Jaspurr in Vet's Office at 6.5 Weeks

Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy

Kittenhood is the first life stage of cats. Kittenhood lasts from birth to one year (approximately 15 years in human age), and marks the fastest growing stage of a cat's life.

All newly-adopted cats of unknown parentage, including kittens, should be immediately examined by your veterinarian.

Kitten's First Vet Visit

If your have other cats in the home, your kitten should be isolated until his first vet visit. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough "hands-on" physical exam on the kitten. In addition, your kitten will have several lab tests performed, and possible get his first Core Vaccines aka "kitten shots."

Read more about the your Kitten's First Vet Visit

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