Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting thing!! This new, cuddly addition to your household can't help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
While they may be a bundle of fun, there is also some serious healthcare business you will have to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will develop 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!
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment during their eighth week and kittens should have theirs around week eight.
During this first visit, your pet will get a comprehensive examination in order to assess their overall health and look for signs of congenital defects or external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for our feline patients, we will perform a blood test to check for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia.
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 all throughout your new pet's first year.
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!
Kittens and puppies should attend three to four veterinary appointment between the ages of six and 16 weeks. These veterinary visits allow us to administer their vaccines on schedule and keep an eye on their health.