Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time. This cute and cuddly new family member can't help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who interacts with them.
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 vet will be able to develop a customized health care plan for your young pet's unique needs throughout their first year, being sure to give you plenty of support along to way too.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at about six weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at about 8 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 the first round of puppy and kitten vaccinations as well as deworming medications to treat parasites like roundworms and hookworms.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Kittens and puppies should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These veterinary appointments will allow our team to assess your pet's overall health and administer any required vaccinations on schedule.
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 Packages
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 packages contain everything you will need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- 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!