Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a good reason to get excited! These cute and cuddly new family members won't be able to help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
As fun as they may be, there are also some serious health care businesses that you need to take care of during your young pet's all-important first year of life.
Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointments at about 6 weeks old and kittens should have theirs at about 8 weeks old.
During this first visit with us, we will give your pet a comprehensive physical exam to assess their general health and well-being as well as check them for congenital defects and external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Lastly, for kittens, we will perform a special blood test to determine whether or not they have feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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
Our vets are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and put any and all of your concerns or worries to rest. we want to help make sure that your and your kitten or puppy have everything that you need to start your wonderful lives together.