Puppy and Kitten Care

The first year of care for your new puppy or kitten is crucial. Puppies and kittens require special attention in order for them to grow and develop into healthy adult dogs and cats.

Our expert team of veterinarians and technicians partner with you to create a custom healthcare plan to guarantee your new companion receives the vaccinations and examinations necessary.

Your puppy’s and kitten’s first year of care will include the following - 

Physical Examinations: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with his or her first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have three exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they provide our veterinarians with an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.

Vaccinations: Due to their developing immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Every puppy and kitten is unique. We tailor our vaccination recommendations based on his or her lifestyle and/or breed and according to all suggested medical guidelines.

Diagnostic Testing: Puppies should be tested for Heartworm. Kittens should be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS.

Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering, and microchipping.

Call Bay St. Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today.