The Cost of a Kitten

Thinking of adopting a new kitten, or an adult cat? It’s a wonderful experience that will enrich your life, but it’s important to understand exactly what you’re signing up for, and to make sure you will be able to provide your new family member with all the care they need. Kittens in particular are quite expensive in their first year. Here is a rough estimate to help you get an idea of how much you can expect in their first year, so that you don’t get sticker shock after you bring little Minou home!

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VET CARE

General Physical Exam 63
Base Vaccines + Boosters (3 shots)
(Kittens who will go outside need their rabies and leukemia shots as well!)
63
Neuter or Spay
(Females are a more intensive surgery and often require pain medication.)
175 (Neuter)
270 (Spay)
Microchip & Registration 65
FIV + Leukemia Testing
(If done with sterilization surgery)
48

PARASITE & FLEA PREVENTION

Deworming Medication (4 doses)
(Mid year kitten - dosage varies by weight)
32
Flea + Tick Treatment & Prevention (3 doses)
(Mid year kitten - dosage varies by weight)
60
Parasite Stool Analysis 50

DAILY CARE

Kitten Food
(We recomend Science Diet Kitten in a combination of dry and wet food!)
270
Litter & Litter Box 40
Cat Bed 25
Carrier 46
Collar 8

TOTAL ESTIMATE FOR YOUR KITTEN'S FIRST YEAR

~$900 +tx for a male

~$1000 +tx for a female

Please note that this information is an estimate, prices may vary. Not all cats require the same treatment, and outdoor cats in particular may require extra consideration. Dr. Spooner will be happy to tailor your kitten’s first year health care plan specifically to their needs! For a formal estimate, call us or drop by for a visit.