Savannah Vet Care

Factors to Consider

Savannah Vet Care

Welcome to ExoticCattery, the premier destination for all your Savannah cat needs. We are dedicated to providing top-quality vet care and Savannah Kitten Care for Savannah cats. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of your beloved feline companion. Hybrid cats require the same Savannah Vet Care as domestic cats. Only a few minor differences should be taken into account.


Savannah Vet Care

Proper vet care is crucial for maintaining the health and happiness of your Savannah cat. Here at Exotic Cattery, we prioritize the well-being of our cats and provide comprehensive vet care services. Our team of veterinarians specializes in exotic cat breeds, including Savannah cats, and has the knowledge and expertise to address their unique needs.

When vetting a hybrid feline, the most important difference is their reaction to anesthesia. Hybrids are more susceptible to some injectable forms of anesthesia than a domestic cat. When putting a hybrid under for surgeries, Exotic Cattery recommends the use of isoflurane gas as opposed to an injectable anesthetic. Some vets will give a combination, a very small amount of injectable anesthetic to relax the kitten in preparation for gas anesthesia.


Many people ask our opinion on declawing. If you choose to declaw, we suggest you research to select a vet with a good reputation for declawing. There are three different forms of declawing:


  1. One is a tendonectomy in which tendons are severed to prevent a cat from extending and retracting its claws. The danger in this type of declawing is the possibility for the claws to get caught if not kept trimmed.
  2. The second form, the least invasive, and least painful for the cat is to remove just the claws. In this case, sometimes a claw or two may grow back.
  3. The third form of declawing, most widely used by vets, is removal of the toe at the first joint. Some cats feet may look deformed and/or suffer pain for the rest of their lives when landing from a high jump. This is why finding a good vet is highly recommended. If you lack experience with declawing, do your research. Inquire to find a vet who has had good reviews in respect to his or her previous declawing surgeries.

Spay/Neuter Savannah Vet Care

Exotic Cattery recommends spaying/neutering of kittens at five to six months of age. If your kitten is a pet only, it’s your responsibility to have your pet spayed or neutered. Although males are sterile until the later generations, they may tend to spray if not neutered.

Most vets will recommend a spay/neuter and declaw at the same time, if that is your choice. This way the kitten undergoes anesthesia once. If these procedures are done before five to six months of age, most vets will wait until the kitten is at least four pounds before placing the kitten under anesthesia.

Savannah Vet Care | Vaccines

At Exotics Cattery we use Pfizer Fel-O-Cell IV for our kittens, a four-way vaccination providing protection against Panleukopenia (distemper), Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus and Chlamidia. The manufacturer recommends boostering annually. However, many individuals are choosing to booster every other year or every third year, depending on their situation.

Research indicates a higher chance of incurring cancer at vaccine injection sites. Since studies show immunity gained from vaccinations last several years and boostering annually is not necessary, some individuals whose cats are primarily indoor cats, opt to lower their cancer odds by less frequent boostering. This is a choice to be made by individuals with advice from their veterinarians.

Vaccinations play a vital role in preventing various diseases and ensuring the longevity of your Savannah cat. Our veterinarians will provide a customized vaccination schedule based on your cat’s age, lifestyle, and potential exposure to certain diseases. Common vaccinations for Savannah cats include those for feline distemper, rabies, and feline leukemia.

Savannah Vet Care

Exotic Cattery does not vaccinate kittens for Feline Leukemia since kittens seem to experience strong side effects from the FeLeuk vaccine. We do, however, vaccinate our adult cats for Feline Leukemia and have never experienced a negative reaction to the vaccine in the adults.

We also randomly test a few of our adult cats yearly for Feline Leukemia. If you take your kitten outside often, we recommend vaccinating for the disease after your kitten is four months old and can handle the vaccine. However, this vaccine is likely not necessary for an indoor cat or one only taken outside on a harness since this disease is transmitted by direct contact with the feces or saliva of an infected cat.

Savannah Kitten Care

Caring for Savannah kittens requires special attention and care to ensure their healthy development. Here are some essential tips for providing the best care for your Savannah kittens.

Kitten Acclimation

When bringing a Savannah kitten home, it is important to create a safe and comfortable environment for them to acclimate to their new surroundings. Provide a quiet space with a cozy bed, litter box, and food and water bowls. Gradually introduce them to other family members and pets to minimize stress.

Feeding a Savannah Kitten

Proper nutrition is crucial for the growth and development of Savannah kittens. Consult with our veterinarians to determine the appropriate diet for your kitten based on their age, weight, and specific nutritional needs. Ensure they have access to fresh water at all times.

Socialization and Playtime

Savannah kittens are known for their playful and energetic nature. Engage in interactive play sessions with your kitten to provide mental stimulation and promote bonding. Socialize them with other pets and introduce them to various environments to help them become well-adjusted adults.

Litter Box Training

Proper litter box training is essential for Savannah kittens. Provide a litter box with low sides and a litter substrate that they are comfortable with. Place the litter box in a quiet and easily accessible area. Reward your kitten for using the litter box correctly and clean it regularly to maintain hygiene.

Veterinary Care for Kittens

Just like adult Savannah cats, kittens require regular veterinary care. Schedule wellness visits with our veterinarians to monitor their growth, administer vaccinations, and address any health concerns. Early veterinary care is crucial for detecting and treating any potential issues.