Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Vet 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.
Although you're in for lots of fun, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will create a customized health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and help by providing plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your young pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms will be administered in addition to the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
For kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should be seen by their vet 3 to 4 times between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to evaluate your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Introducing a new puppy or kitten into the household comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you 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 socializing puppies or kittens with other animals and people
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our vets are happy to answer any questions you may have and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to ensure that you and your new four-legged companion have all you need to start a fabulous life together!