Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is exciting! This adorable new member of the family just makes everyone who meets them smile.
However, as fun as this is, there are important health care matters to take care of during your new cuddly companion's first year of life.
Your veterinarian will establish a customized health care plan to meet your pet's essential requirements during their first year, and give you the guidance and support you need during this exciting time.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should attend their first veterinary appointment when they are roughly six weeks old, and kittens around eight weeks.
At this first visit, your four-legged friend will be given a comprehensive physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and look for external parasites.
We will also apply deworming medication for roundworms and hookworms, and administer their first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
For kittens, we will conduct a blood test to look for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should visit the vet 3 to 4 times between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These veterinary appointments give our vets the opportunity to assess your young friend's health and administer their vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Adopting a new puppy or kitten comes with many new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our veterinarians will give you lots of support, guidance, and helpful information.
Our Puppy Packages and Kitten Packages come with everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our veterinary team will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding the care of your new kitten or puppy. We want to make sure that you and your pet have everything you require to start a wonderful life together!