Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! There isn't much that can compare to the elation of having a new furry family member scampering about the house.
It is a pet owner's responsibility to remember there is some serious health care business to take care of in the midst of all the excitement for a new pet.
At Mamaroneck Veterinary Hospital, Your veterinarian will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
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.
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.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our veterinarians to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
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:
Our veterinarians 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!
Mamaroneck Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced veterinarians are passionate about the health of Mamaroneck companion animals. Get in touch today to book an appointment.