Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! Your adorable, cuddly new family member is bound to bring a smile to everyone's face.
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 veterinarian will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's unique needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Discounted Puppy & Kitten Healthcare Packages
Our veterinarians know that the early preventive care for your puppy for kitten can add up, and we're here to help! At La Pine Animal Hospital, our discounted puppy and kitten packages help our clients manage their new pet's routine care.
As part of our puppy and kitten healthcare packages, we offer complete vaccinations, 2 exams, 3 deworming treatments, a fecal exam and a nail trim! Ask our vets about our healthcare packages for your new puppy or kitten today and learn more about their rates and how they can help set your companion up for lifelong health and happiness.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Your puppy's first veterinary appointment should ideally be when they are around six weeks of age, a kitten's first appointment should be scheduled for around eight weeks of age.
Your pet's first visit will include a complete physical examination to assess their overall health as well as to look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Your vet 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 attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow your vet to continue to assess and monitor your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide 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 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 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!