Puppies and Kittens are not just small dogs and cats. As they grow and develop, these small pets have additional healthcare needs to assure a healthy start to life.
Your puppy's or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.
Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.
We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.
Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
Make sure to ask your veterinarian any questions you have regarding your puppy's or kitten's behavior, house training problems, or any other concerns regarding living with your new pet. Your veterinarian will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member who can help you.