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Puppy & Kitten Care

Our Broad Street Veterinary Hospital vets provide advice, guidance and the best possible veterinary care throughout your kitten or puppy's first year.

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Veterinary Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a reason to get excited. This cuddly and furry new family member can't help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.

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 vet will develop a customized health care plan to meet your pet's unique needs during their first year. We will also provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way.

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.

During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Followup Appointments

Puppies and kittens should come to three and four veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits let us vets asses your pet's overall health and well-being  in order to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Packages

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 Packages and Puppy Packages 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
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information
  • 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

Our vets will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and put some worries and concerns to rest. We want to make sure that your kitten or puppy has everything they need to start a wonderful life together.

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