Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a reason to get excited! This cuddly and cute new member of your family won't be able to help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your veterinarian will be able to develop a customized health care plan in order to meet your pet's unique needs throughout their first year as well as provide you with ample support and guidance all along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will get a comprehensive physical examination in order to assess their overall health, to search for signs of congenital defects and to check for external parasites?
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Lastly, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check them for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia.
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
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, including:
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!