Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is something worth being excited about! These cute and cuddly new members of your family aren't able to help but bring a smile to the face of anyone lucky enough to see them.
As fun as your furry family member may be, there are also a number of serious pieces of health care business you will need to attend to early on to ensure that your pet has a healthy and successful 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, you should bring your puppy to a hospital for their first veterinary appointment at around six weeks old. You should bring your kitten in at around eight weeks.
Your first kitten or puppy vet visit will involve a complete physical examination. Our vets will keep a shape eye out for signs of external parasites, congenital defects and anything else that may suggest your pet needs further veterinary care.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
For your kitten, vets will also perform a blood test to check them for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia, so we can take appropriate steps to address them.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, your puppy or kitten should be coming into our office 3 or 4 times. These visits with our expert vets allow us to assess your pet's overall health and well-being, as well as to administer vaccinations and boosters on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year of life, we will be sure to provide you with plenty of guidance, helpful information and support.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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 veterinarians are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your newest family member and to put any of your worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your small companion have everything you need to start your wonderful lives together.