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New Cat / Kitten Health Check Questionnaire
Please note - we require a separate form for each cat.
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Kitten / Cat's name
About the appointment:
Have you already arranged an appointment for your kitten / cat?
When is the appointment?
Date and time
When your new cat or kitten comes in for it's appointment, our vets will perform a thorough health examination (including checking for fleas and ear mites) as well as checking a few other bits and pieces where relevant e.g. double checking the sex of a kitten / double checking the likely age of the kitten / does the microchip number correspond with the paperwork etc.
If your cat/kitten has NOT HAD any vaccinations previously, are you happy for our vets to start the course today (if appropriate)? A vaccination course requires 2 vaccinations which must be given 3-4 weeks apart.
No, thank you. We're only here for a health check today.
I would like to discuss this with a vet before deciding.
If your cat/kitten has ALREADY STARTED a vaccination course, are you happy for our vets to administer the second part at this appointment if appropriate?
No, thank you. We're only here for a health check today.
I don't know.
Please tell us about your cat:
Understanding your new cat's lifestyle and preferences is important for us to be able to make appropriate treatment recommendations.
How long have you owned your new cat/kitten for?
Where did you get your new kitten/cat? e.g Rescue centre, gumtree, breeder. Please tell us which Rescue Centre if applicable.
Was your kitten/cat been checked by a vet before you took it home?
Once settled in / old enough, do you expect your new cat to be:
Indoors with supervised outdoor access ( eg on a lead/enclosed garden)
Are there any other pets at home? Please specify.
Are children likely to be interacting with your new cat/kitten? Please provide a rough age range of these children.
When was the last recorded vaccination for your new pet (if any)? Please specify which vaccine brand was used. ( this information is available in your cat's vaccine record card)
According to the vaccine record, when is your cat/kitten due it's next vaccination?
When was your new cat/kitten given a worming treatment last?
Has your new cat/kitten had any flea treatments applied. IF SO when and which brand?
Do you have any plans to travel abroad with your cat?
In the very near future.
It's a possibility at some point but no plans within the next 12 months.
How has your new cat/kitten settled in?
How has your new cat settled in? Please describe. e.g. confident, playful, shy, hiding away
What is the relationship like between your new cat and any other pets living in the house? Please give brief description.
Roughly how much does your new cat/kitten eat per day?
What types of food are you offering your new cat/kitten?
Combination of commercial wet and dry food.
Commercial wet food only.
Commercial dry food only.
My cat is on a special diet recommended by the vet.
Please tell us which brands you normally feed your new cat/kitten.
What treats do you offer your new cat/kitten? How regularly does he/she get these?
The health of your new cat or kitten
Please describe your new cat/kitten's normal attitude to food:
Always seems hungry, eats with gusto.
Always seems hungry but only nibbles at what is offered.
Grazes throughout the day.
A fussy eater but eats well when offered his/her preferred foods.
A picky eater that is difficult to please/doesn't eat much at all.
How much does your cat/kitten drink?
I almost never see him/her drinking.
My cat drinks regularly but only moderate amounts.
My cat will often spend a long time drinking from a water bowl (or other source).
I'm not sure.
Has this changed since you've owned your new cat/kitten?
No, this has stayed the same.
Yes, he/she is eating less now.
Yes, he/she is eating more now.
How often does your cat/kitten have vomiting or diarrhoea? Please give a brief description.
Does your cat/kitten suffer from itchy skin or ears? Please give a brief description.
Has your cat/kitten's thirst changed?
No, this seems to have stayed the same.
Yes, I think my cat is drinking more.
Yes, I think my cat is drinking less.
How often does your cat/kitten cough or sneeze? Please give a brief description.
Does your cat/kitten tend to suffer with runny / sticky eyes or nose? Please give brief description.
Does your cat/kitten show any signs of stiffness / hesitation when jumping / is slow going up or down stairs? Please give a brief description.
Please provide details of any other concerns or questions you may have about your new cat/kitten.
Last but not least....
(I bet you didn't realise quite how many questions your vet typically asks about your cat in a consultation!)
Other than flea and worming treatment, have you given your new cat/kitten any medication or supplements?
Yes - I give him/her medication or supplements recommended someone else.
Please tell us what medication or supplements you give AND when these were last administered
At the end of (sometimes during) the examination, the vet will call you to discuss what they have found with your new cat/kitten and decide with you a treatment plan (if relevant). They will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have had with your new cat/kitten and will be able to offer advice on other relevant issues such as neutering, microchipping, insurance etc.
Please ensure you have a (charged - you'd be surprised!) mobile phone with you and that our vets are able to contact you on this throughout your appointment slot.
The Veterinary Cat Clinic is incorporated in
The Caledonian Cat Clinic, registered in Scotland SC202239