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 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.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
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.
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:
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!
At Brodheadsville Veterinary Clinic, we are always accepting new patients. Our veterinarians' experience and passion for animal medicine makes all the difference to your pet's care. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first appointment!
Please note that we are closed every Tuesday from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.