Veterinary Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! This cute, cuddly new family member is sure to bring your household years of affection and fun.
Despite this, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life. The first months of a young pet's life are some of their most vulnerable to illness, disease and other health issues.
Because of this, our vets will be your best friend during this time!
We will lay out a schedule of appointments for checkups on your new companion as well as the administration of vaccines, parasite preventives and routine surgeries that your pet needs to start their life on the right foot.
Your vet will work with you develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with the support and guidance you need!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around 6 weeks of age, and kittens around 8 weeks.
During this initial visit, your pet will be thoroughly examined to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Puppies and kittens will also receive deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of appropriate vaccinations.
For kittens, we will perform a blood test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 - 4 vet care appointments between the ages of 6 - 16 weeks to allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten can include 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 and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying/neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems
- Tips for socializing your puppy or kitten
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our vets will answer your questions and put your concerns to rest. We want to ensure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!