Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's an exciting day when you get to bring a new kitten or puppy home! Your cute, cuddly new family member can't help but bring a smile to everyone who interacts with them.
Fun as this time may be, you've also got some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's first year.
Your vet can create a custom healthcare plan to meet your pet's specific needs throughout their first year, and provide you with lots of support and guidance along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at about six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During their initial visit, your veterinarian will perform a complete physical examination for your pet to evaluate their general health, check for signs of any congenital defects, and look for external parasites.
We will also administer the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations and deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms.
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 attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits allow our vets to check your pet's physical health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Along with your new puppy or kitten, you're also taking on many responsibilities as a pet owner.
To help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will offer much guidance, support and valuable information.
In our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages, you'll find everything you'll need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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
Our vets will gladly 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 start a great life together!