Vet Care for Puppies & Kittens
Congratulations on adding a new member to the family! This is an exciting time that is bound to be filled with joy and love for you and your animal companion.
With that in mind, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will create a custom health care 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 appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During your pet's initial visit, they will receive a complete physical assessment to evaluate 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 your puppy or kitten's first round of vaccinations.
For kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should be seen by their vet 3 to 4 times between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines following the appropriate schedule for your pet.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a puppy or kitten comes with a lot of 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:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering
- Information on common medical conditions (e.g. heartworm disease, feline leukemia, zoonosis)
- Tips on socializing your puppy or kitten with animals and people
- Basic guidelines for puppy training
- Nutrition information
Our vets are ready to answer your questions and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to start your lifelong journey together!