Our Brodheadsville vets provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality of veterinary care during your puppy or kitten's critical first year of life.

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Vet Care for Puppies & Kittens

Congrats on bringing a new puppy or kitten into your family! This cute, cuddly companion is sure to bring you smiles and love to your life.

Although this is an exciting time, it is always important to remember that there is some serious health care business 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 & Kittens, Brodheadsville Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens should see a vet at around eight weeks.

During their initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, identify signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Follow-up Appointments

Puppies and kittens should be taken to see the vet 3 to 4 times 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.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten can also bring with it a lot of new responsibilities.

To support you during your puppy or kitten's first year, our team provides plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

Our Kitten and Puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:

  • A vaccination and wellness care schedule
  • Spaying/neutering information
  • Information on common medical problems(e.g. heartworm disease, feline leukemia)
  • Tips to social your puppy or kitten with animals and people
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information

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!

Puppy Information Pack      Kitten Information Pack

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