At Animal General, our veterinary team is here to provide advice, guidance and the highest quality of veterinary care we can afford during your kitten or puppy's critical first year of life.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
When you bring home a new kitten or puppy, it's a cause for excitement and celebrating! The new, cuddly family member is sure to make everyone smile.
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 veterinary team will develop a custom treatment plan to meet your new pet's needs and help you keep them healthy during their first year. We will provide you with advice, support and guidance the whole way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment with us at around 6 weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at around 8 weeks old.
During this initial visit, your young pet with receive a total physical examination to determine their overall health, check for external parasites and congenital defects.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
For kittens, finally, we will conduct a blood test checking for both feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia.
Your new pet should attend between three and four vet appointments with us between 6 and 16 weeks of age. These checkups allow us to keep tabs on their health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
Our team will provide you with plenty of advice, support and guidance throughout your new pet's first year of life.
We provide you with packages to help you care for your new pet. They contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- 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
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!
New Patients Are Always Welcome
We are always happy to see patients at our animal hospital! Get in touch today to get started.