Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time! This cuddly and cute new member of your family won't be able to help but bring a smile to everyone's faces.
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.
Our vets will develop a customized health care plan designed to meet your pet's specific needs throughout their first year while giving you plenty of support and guidance all along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should generally have their first veterinary appointment by six-weeks-old, and kittens should have theirs by eight-weeks-old.
During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will administer deworming medications for both roundworms and hookworms, as well as a first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Lastly, for kittens, we will perform a blood test in order to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should generally attend between 3 and 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks old. These visits permit our vets to assess your pet's overall health and 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
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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
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!