Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member cannot help but smile.
As enjoyable as it is, 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 vet creates a personal health care plan to meet their specific needs. They also provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary visit around six weeks of age. Kittens should have their first visit around eight weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will be given a thorough physical examination to assess its health. We also look for signs of congenital defects and check for external parasites.
We will also administer roundworm and hookworm medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, we will perform a blood test on kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits enable our vet to assess your pet's health and administer vaccines on time.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities. Our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
We include everything you need to know about your pet's early development in our Kitten and Puppy information packs, which have:
- 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
Since we believe that these extra measures are so important to the health of your loved one we offer a discounted Puppy and Kitten Package specially designed to fit you, and your pet's lifestyle. For more information please call us or book an appointment today.