Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a great reason to get excited! This cuddly, cute a loving new family member won't be able to help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
As fun as the newest member of your family may be, there is also some very important healthcare business you will need to attend to throughout their critical first year of life.
Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
You puppies should ideally have their first veterinary visit around the age of six weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at about 8 weeks.
During your first visit, our vets will provide your pet with deworming medications and a comprehensive physical assessment to check up on their overall health as well as identify any possible congenital defects.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and 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.
Kittens and puppies should attend between three and four veterinary appointments between the ages of six and sixteen weeks. These appointments allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
New Pet Information Packages
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy carries a lot of responsibilities with it.
We are here to help you navigate your first year with your new, young pet. To do so, we will provide your with ample advice, guidance and support.
We offer Puppy and Kitten Information Packages which contain everything you may need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- 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
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
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!