Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's fun to take home a new kitten or puppy! This adorable and fluffy addition to the family is helpless in the way they make everyone smile.
As exciting as this is, there is also some important business to take care of in terms of veterinary care during the first year of your new pet's life.
Your veterinarian will establish a health care plan that is customized to meet your puppy or kitten's needs during their first year. Your vet will also give you lots of guidance and support along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, you should bring your puppy to our pet hospital for their first veterinary appointment when they are six weeks old, and kittens when they are approximately eight weeks.
At this first visit, your furry pet will get a comprehensive physical examination to review their overall health, we will check for signs of any congenital defects, and look for external parasites.
Your vet will also give your kitten or puppy deworming medications for hookworm and roundworms, and administer their first round of vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, our vets will conduct a blood test to look for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Kittens and Puppies should see the vet 3 to 4 times for an appointment between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits give our vets the opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
You will have a lot of new responsibilities when you bring home a new kitten or puppy.
This is why our vets are here to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, by providing you with plenty of support, guidance, and helpful information.
Our Puppy Packages and Kitten Packages have everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets that already live in your home
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you have and put your worries and concerns to rest. The Mono Way Veterinary Hospital team wants to make sure that you and your new friends have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!