Our vets in Monroe can provide you with top-notch guidance, advice, and optimal veterinary care during your during the first year of your puppy or kitten's life.

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Puppy & Kitten Care

It's fun to bring home a new puppy or kitten! This new adorable member of the family member has no choice but to make everyone who meets them smile in awe.

Your vet will establish a customized health care plan to meet the specific requirements of your pet during their first year, and offer you lots of guidance and support along the way!

Puppies & Kittens, Monroe Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Ideally, puppies should attend their first veterinary appointment when they are about six weeks old and kittens approximately eight weeks.

At this initial visit, your furry friend will receive a full physical examination to evaluate their overall health, check for signs of any congenital defects, and test for external parasites.

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We'll also provide them with deworming medications to protect them from roundworms and hookworms, as well as their first set of kitten or puppy vaccinations.

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

Follow-up Appointments

Puppies and kittens should see their veterinarian 3 to 4 times when they are between 6 and 16 weeks old. These appointments provide our vets with the opportunity to evaluate your pet's overall health and to administer all required vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

Adopting a new puppy or kitten comes with many new responsibilities.

To help you navigate the first year of your puppy or kitten's life, our veterinary team will offer you any guidance, support, and helpful information you may need.

Our Kitten and Puppy information packages come with everything you'll need to know about the early development of your pet, including:

  • Nutrition information
  • 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
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets, already living in your home

Our knowledgeable veterinarians will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and lay any of your worries or concerns to rest. We want to ensure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you require to start a wonderful life together!

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