Next, make sure that the kitten is neither too slender nor too fat. A kitten that is either all skin and bone fragments or has a bloated abdomen is likely to have an infection. Do not select such a kitten. Also check the kitten's nostril and ears for just about any sign of release or infection.While you are checking for signals of physical health, take note of the kitten's character. Take the kitten to some other area of the room and watch how it behaves. Could it be nervous or afraid? Does it respond to light petting by growing calmer? You will want kitten that changes quickly for you. This is a sign it has been taken care of by the owners of the litter, which is important in planning the kitten for living with people.
The veterinarian will also study the kitten for signals of disease. Bring along sample of the kitten's dropping so the doctor can look for worms.