Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's an exciting time when you get a new puppy or kitten. Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member can't help but smile.
As entertaining as it may be, there is some serious health care business to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.
During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized health care plan to meet their unique needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Your puppy should see a vet around six weeks of age. Kittens should see a vet around eight weeks.
During this first visit, your pet receives a thorough physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, we will perform a blood test on kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our veterinarians to assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines promptly.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home entails a slew of new responsibilities.
Our team provides plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
Everything you need to know about your pet's early development is included in our Kitten and Puppy information packs, which include:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems, such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you have and ease any concerns or worries. We want you and your puppy or kitten to have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!