Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member smiles.
As entertaining as it may be, there is some serious health care to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.
During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized health care plan to meet their unique needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary visit around six weeks of age, and kittens should have their first visit around eight weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will be given a thorough physical examination to assess its overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Additionally, we will administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, a blood test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus will be performed.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits enable our veterinarians to assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home entails a slew of new responsibilities.
To assist you in navigating the first year with your puppy or kitten, our team will provide ample guidance, support, and useful information.
Our information packs for Kittens and Puppies include everything you need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- 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
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
Our veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you may have and allay any fears or concerns you may have. We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you'll need to start a happy life together!
New Patients Welcome at Bruceville Pet Hospital
We are happily accepting new patients at our conveniently located Elk Grove veterinary clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.