Care for Puppies & Kittens
The day you've waited for is finally here - it's time to bring your new puppy or kitten home! Your cute, cuddly new friend makes everyone who interacts with them smile.
Fun as this time may be, you'll also have some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's first year.
Your vet can create a custom healthcare plan tailored to your pet's specific needs throughout their first year, and provide you with plenty of guidance and support along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should come in for their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens at around eight weeks.
At this initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination to check their overall health, look for external parasites and detect any congenital defects.
We will also administer deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Lastly, we'll perform a blood test for kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits give our vets the chance to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Your new puppy or kitten comes with a cute face, lots of energy - and many new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- 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
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- 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 puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!