Bringing home a puppy or kitten is a reason to get excited! This cute and cuddly new member of your family won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of anyone who sees them.
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.
Your vet will develop a customized health care plan that matches the needs of your companion during their first year. We will be sure to provide you with as much support and guidance as you need along the way.
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment with us by about 6 weeks old. Kittens should have theirs by about 8 weeks old.
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 administer deworming medications for possible hookworms and roundworms, as well as the first round of your puppy or kitten's vaccinations.
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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
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.
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you to navigate your kitten or puppy's first year of life, our team will be sure to provide you with plenty of guidance, support and helpful information all along the way.
Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
Our vets will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and put your concerns to rest. We want to ensure that you and your kitten or puppy will have everything the both of you need to start your wonderful lives together.
Veterinary Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Grenada companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.