Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is exciting! This new cute and cuddly family member can't help but make everyone who meets them smile.
Fun as it is, there are some serious health care details to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will make you a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during this time. They will also provide you with any support and guidance you need along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks old, and kittens at about eight weeks.
During this first visit, your new pet will receive a complete physical examination. During the exam, the vet will assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
More About Physical Exams
We will also administer medications for deworming roundworms and hookworms, and give your pet their first round of vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
When your puppy or kitten is between 6 and 16 weeks old they should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's health and provide them with their vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Wellness Exam
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with many responsibilities.
Our veterinary team will provide you with all the guidance, support, and help you need to navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
Our puppy and kitten wellness exam will provide you with everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Nutrition Information
- Information on neutering and spaying your pet
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- A medical care and vaccination schedule
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Our vets are happy to answer any questions you have and put any of your concerns or worries to rest. We want to ensure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!