Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! Your cute, cuddly new family member is sure to make everyone smile, and you want to make sure they start their lives with healthy habits.
Your vet will develop a custom healthcare 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
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointments at a reputable animal hospital when they're about six weeks old and kittens should have them when they are around eight weeks old.
During this initial visit, pets will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects and check for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, as well as the first round of vaccinations for your puppy or kitten.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between the ages of 6 weeks and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments, so vets can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy's or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support and helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information about spaying and neutering
- Information about common medical problems, like heartworm disease and zoonosis
- Tips for socializing your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including existing pets in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your new fur friend have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!