Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's an exciting day when you get to bring your new puppy or kitten home! Your cute, cuddly new family member can't help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
As exhilarating as this time may be, you've also got some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's critical first year of life.
Your vet can create a custom healthcare plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year and provide you with plenty of guidance and support along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should see the vet for the first time around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
At their first veterinary appointment, your pet will receive a thorough physical examination to evaluate their overall health, check for external parasites and look for signs of any congenital defects so they can be treated early.
Deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms will also be administered, along with the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations to prevent serious conditions and diseases.
Finally, for kittens, we will complete a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, kittens and puppies should come to 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. During these visits, our vets will assess your pet's general health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
While bringing a puppy or kitten home is a joyous occasion, your furry bundle of joy comes with many new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will offer plenty of support, guidance and helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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
Our vets are always happy to address any questions and concerns you might have, and put any worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!