Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time. These cute and cuddly new members of your family won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Our vets will develop a customized health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs throughout their first year and will provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment at about six weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at about eight weeks old.
During these first visits, your pet will receive a total physical checkup in order to assess their overall health, to find any signs of congenital defects and to check them for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 or 4 veterinary appointments while they are between the ages of 6 and 16. These visits to our clinic will help our vets to assess your young companion's overall health and administer their vaccinations on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you and your puppy or kitten navigate your first year of life together, our veterinary team will be happy to provide with you ample advice, guidance and care.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
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!