Next, ensure that the kitten is neither too thin nor too excessive fat. A kitten that is either all epidermis and bone fragments or has a bloated abdomen will probably have contamination. Do not choose such a kitten. Also check the kitten's nose area and ears for just about any sign of discharge or infection.When you are checking for symptoms of physical health, take note of the kitten's personality. Carry the kitten to another area of the room watching how it behaves. Could it be nervous or afraid? Does it respond to soft petting by growing calmer? You will want kitten that adjusts quickly for you. This is a sign it's been treated by the owners of the litter, which is important in preparing the kitten for living with people.
The veterinary will also look at the kitten for signs of disease. Bring along sample of the kitten's dropping so the doctor can look for worms.