Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a very exciting time! Your cuddly and cute new family member won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.
As fun and exciting as they may be, there is also some important veterinary business to attend to during your new pet's 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
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at about 6 weeks of age. Kittens should have their at about 8 weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will have a comprehensive physical examination in order to determine their health, to search for signs of congenital defects and to detect external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for parasites like hookworms and roundworms as well as their first round of puppy and 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 kitten or puppy comes with a lot of responsibility.
In order to assist you in navigating your kitten or puppy's first year, our vets will provide you with advice, care and support the whole way.
We offer Puppy and Kitten Packages which contain everything you will need to keep your pet healthy and happy throughout their 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 how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
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!