Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
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.
As fun as your new pet may be, there is also some serious healthcare business to attend to throughout their first year of life.
Your veterinarians will develop a customized healthcare plan for your pet in order to meet their specific needs, and to provide you with the support and guidance you need along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at around 6 weeks old. Kittens should have their at about 8 weeks old.
At this first appointment, your pet will receive a complete physical examination in order to assess their overall health, to look for signs of any congenital defects and to check them for external parasites.
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.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- 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
Our vets will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and put any of your concerns to rest. We want to help ensure that you and your new pet have everything you require in order to start your wonderful lives together!