Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care in Edgewater
Care for Puppies & Kittens in Edgewater
It's exiting to bring home a new puppy or kitten! This adorable and cuddly new family member just makes everyone who sees them smile.
As fun as this is, there is some essential health care matters to attend to during your new puppy or kitten's first year of life.
Your veterinarian will establish a customized health care plan designed to meet your pet's individual requirements in their first year, your vet will also give you lots of support and guidance through this exciting time.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should attend their first veterinary appointment when they are about six weeks old, where kittens should come in around eight weeks.
At this initial appointment, your pet will receive a full physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and test for external parasites.
Your vet will also administer the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations and provide them deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms.
Finally, for kittens, we will conduct a blood test to look for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
When puppies and kittens are between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks old, they should attend approximately 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These appointments let your vet administer your pet's vaccines on schedule and assess your companion's overall health.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Having a new puppy or kitten comes with lots of new responsibilities.
Our team will provide you with plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
Our hospital will give you puppy and kitten packages that come with everything you will 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
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
Our puppy and kitten vets will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your new furry companion. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you require to start a wonderful new life together!