Take your kitten in for it's first vet visit. The vet should do a full check up, a blood test for Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids, and a fecal test to check for parasites. It's extremely common for kittens to have fleas, worms and earmites, so be prepared for any or all of these.
At 8 weeks, a kitten should receive it's first FVRCP vaccine. In 2-3 weeks, the kitten will need another FVRCP vaccine, and it's first FeLV vaccine. 2-3 weeks after that, the kitten will need it's final FVRCP and final FeLV vaccine. At the age of 4 months, the Rabies vaccine is given.
Some clinics will spay/neuter as early as eight weeks. Many vets won't do it until an animal is six months old. As someone with a decade in rescue behind me, I recommend having it done around four months of age. I also highly suggest having her microchipped when you have her spayed. Microchipping can be done any time, but it's less painful to do it during the spay.
at 3:50 AM on Apr. 12, 2009