Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time! These cute and cuddly new members of your family aren't able to help but bring a smile to everyone's face.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your veterinarians will be able to develop a customized health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year of life and provide you with support and guidance the entire time.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will be able to receive a comprehensive physical exam in order to assess their overall health, search for signs of congenital defects, and to check for external parasites.
We will administer deworming medications for 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 puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will be able to provide plenty of guidance, support and helpful information.
Our kitten veterinary packages and puppy veterinary packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s 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 more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have as well as put your concerns and worries to rest. We will make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need in order to begin your wonderful lives together.