Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! This cute, cuddly new family member can't 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.
During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized health care plan to meet their unique needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
Your pet will have a complete physical examination during this first visit to assess their overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test 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. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time during these visits.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
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.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- 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
Our veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you may have and allay any fears or concerns you may have. We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you'll need to start a happy life together!