Questions to Ask Your Vet When Your Kitten Is Sick

Part of the Kittens For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The veterinarian is your kitten’s friend, although an animal care pro you don’t want to see all the time. If your kitten has to visit the vet for an illness or injury, ask your vet these questions to explore your options and to consider safeguards against future visits:

  • How much will this cost?

  • What are my treatment options?

  • How long before I can expect improvement?

  • How do I give her the medicine (and what are the doses)?

  • Are there any side effects I should watch for?

  • Will she get worse before she gets better?

  • Besides giving her medication is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable?

  • What other symptoms might she come down with related to this condition?

  • Does she need a follow up appointment?

  • Does she need to be confined or quarantined?

  • Is she contagious to the other cats, dogs, kids, and so on?

  • Will this affect her long-term health?

  • How can I keep this from happening again?

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