Your puppy or kitten's first year of life is critical to their development. Our vets can provide advice, guidance, and the highest quality of veterinary care for your new best friend.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's an exciting day when you get to bring a new puppy or kitten home! This cute and cuddly new family member can't help but make anyone who interacts with them smile.
Fun as pet ownership may be, there are also some serious health concerns to look after during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will create a custom healthcare plan tailored to your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with lots of support and guidance at every step of the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, we should see your puppy for their first veterinary appointment at about six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your pet 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 provide deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms, and the first round of kitten or puppy vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test 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. During these visits, our 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 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 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
- 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 puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!