Care for Kittens & Puppies
Bringing home a newborn puppy or kitten is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member smiles.
As entertaining as it may be, caring for a new puppy or kitten requires vast responsibility. During your new pet's first year, you should pay close attention to your animal's medical needs.
During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized kitten and puppy health care plan to meet their unique needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should see their first veterinarian around the age of six weeks, and kittens around the age of eight weeks.
Your pet will have a complete physical examination during this first visit to assess their overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, a blood test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus will be performed.
Follow-up Vet Appointments
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time during these visits.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
Our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
Our information packs for kittens and puppies include everything you need to know about your pet's early development and health care, 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 veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you may have and allay any fears or concerns you may have. We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you'll need to start a happy and healthy life together!