Setting Puppies & Kittens On the Right Path
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is fun! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member cannot help but smile.
As enjoyable as it is, there is some serious healthcare business to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.
During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized healthcare plan to meet their specific needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your pet will be given a physical examination to assess its overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Responsibilities with a New Puppy or a Kitten
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide guidance, support, and helpful information.
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- 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 veterinarians will answer any questions you may have and allay any concerns or worries you may have. We want you and your puppy or kitten to have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!