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Kindred Care Pet Hospital

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7039 FM 1464 Suite #240
Richmond, TX 77407
Phone: 281-265-0009
Fax: 844-649-1432

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Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed
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What Do I need for a new Kitten in Richmond?

Is there anything more adorable than a brand new kitten? If your family is getting a tiny, furry new member, it's important to remember to stock up on kitten supplies before you bring the young one into your home.

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we suggest you set aside one special room to keep your kitten in during the first weeks. Dr. Paul Fidelis, our veterinarian in Richmond TX, finds that many new kitten owners mistakenly think that getting ready for a cat is the same as getting ready for a dog. The behaviors are quite different, and it's important that you follow a comprehensive kitten checklist before bringing your new cat into your home for the first time.

kitten sleeping and cuddling with a bear in Richmond

New Owner's Kitten Checklist

  • Stock up on your kitten supplies at least a week before your kitten arrives, so you have time to arrange the items and give them a permanent home.
  • Surprisingly, one of the most important things on your kitten checklist is a good supply of toys. Cats are very curious creatures, and they'll get into an amazing amount of trouble if you don't distract them with playthings of their own. Try toys with crunchy fillings, feathered toys on strings, catnip and laser pointers to see which ones your kitten likes best.
  • Add a couple of scratching posts and a paper bag or box hiding place and your kitten will be ready for playtime.
  • Cat food is made in different varieties, each tied to a different developmental stage in your cat's life. Your new kitten will need food formulated at kitten food in order to give it all the nutrients it needs to grow and be healthy. Our vet in Richmond will be happy to give you advice on different brands of cat food. 
  • Clean water is also crucial for keeping your kitten healthy. While a fresh bowl of water every day is really all it needs, some cats are picky and prefer to drink from running water sources. Most pet stores stock running water fountains for cats with high-end tastes.
  • There is a constant argument about which type of litter box is best: low walled or enclosed, manual or electric, scented or unscented? The only sure thing to do is to try a couple in different parts of your house and duplicate the one that your cat prefers to use. Whatever type of box you get, make sure to scoop at least once a day and completely replace the cat litter every week.

Looking for a New Animal Hospital in Richmond?

If you're getting a new kitten, that means you'll need a veterinarian in your community to care for your furry family member. Give our office a call at 281-265-0009 to make an appointment for your kitten's first wellness exam, and to meet our entire caring team.

Come in and meet our team!

At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wednesday 11/21/2018: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, 11/22/2018 CLOSED

Friday 11/23/2018 CLOSED

We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, 11/24/2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Call to schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Fidelis is an amazing Vet. that has cared for all my dogs! He is knowledgeable in all aspects of canine care.

              -Shelly B/ Bangkok

I highly recommend bringing your beloved 4 legged kids to Dr. Fidelis! He helped save the life of our precious dog Lemon and continues to provide the best care for her. He also sees our 3 cats. Dr. Fidelis genuinely cares for all the pets he comes in contact with. We are so grateful for his kind spirit and determination to provide only the best care for our pets. I will never take my kids anywhere else! - Chrissy M / Katy, TX

Office Hours

DayMorning
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed

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7039 FM 1464 Rd, Suite 240
Richmond, TX 77407
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