Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care

Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! One of the first things you should do when you bring your new pet home is to introduce him or her to us – your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right foot!​

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” physical examination. We will look for any signs of illness and make sure that your new pet is in good health.

Do you have questions about nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, or overall health? What about tips for introducing your new pet to other pets and family members? Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, each pet is unique and offers an opportunity to learn something new! We welcome your questions and look forward to addressing any concerns you may have. The more educated you are about your pet, the better you will be able to care for him or her, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

​Puppy and kitten wellness visits also present an opportunity to discuss your new pet’s recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention. Our doctors and other staff members are well-educated about veterinary vaccines and parasite control, and our goal is to give you the best advice for your puppy or kitten. We will review your pet’s vaccine and deworming schedule and discuss the best way to continue, so don’t forget to bring any records that you have received.​​

We will work hard to help you understand your pet’s health considerations, and we encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your puppy’s or kitten’s health care. Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together.​

KITTEN CARE

We provide the following wellness services for your feline:

  • Wellness
  • Dentistry
  • Flea Control
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Surgery
  • Emergency

KITTEN PACKAGE

We’ve developed a comprehensive kitten package that will meet these needs.  Our staff will gladly discuss this cost-saving package with you in detail during your first visit or when you call to make an appointment.  A brief outline of the first visit of this package is included below. Subsequent visits (3 total) will include all recommended vaccinations including Rabies, nail trimming, and deworming.  The 3rd and final visit will be for the spay or neuter which includes overnight hospitalization, pre-surgical bloodwork, and IV fluids.  If you are considering declawing your kitten we will be glad to discuss that with you.  This procedure would be included with the spay or neuter. Our kitten package ensures your pet is receiving the best quality and most comprehensive veterinary care in order to get a good start in life!

Initial Visit at 6 – 8 Weeks of Age:

  • Complete comprehensive physical examination
  • Feline Leukemia Test
  • Initial FVRCP vaccine
  • Oral deworming and consultation on intestinal parasite control
  • Initial application of heartworm preventative and flea control product
  • Discussion of health and socialization recommendations

Age 12 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • FVRCP 2nd booster
  • Initial leukemia (Felv) vaccine
  • Fecal testing (please bring a sample less than 6 hours old)
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development

Age 16 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • Rabies vaccine, tag, and certificate
  • FVRCP 3rd booster
  • Felv 2nd booster
  • Discussion of health and development

The next vaccines are due 1 year later.

Age 20 weeks

  • Microchip identification
  • Surgical spay for female kittens
  • Surgical neuter for male kittens

PUPPY CARE

We provide the following wellness services for your canine:

  • Wellness
  • Flea Control
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Emergency
  • Behavioral Counseling
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Grooming
  • And more….

PUPPY SCHEDULE

We’ve developed a comprehensive puppy package that will meet these needs.  Our staff will gladly discuss this cost-saving package with you in detail during your first visit or at the time you call for an appointment.  A brief outline of the first visit of this package is included below. Subsequent visits (5 total) will include all recommended vaccinations including Rabies, heartworm preventative, and also nail trimming and deworming.  The 5th and final visit will be for the spay or neuter which includes overnight hospitalization, pre-surgical bloodwork, and IV fluids.  Our puppy package ensures your pet is receiving the best quality and most comprehensive veterinary care in order to get a good start in life!

Initial Visit at 8 Weeks of Age:

  • Comprehensive Puppy Exam
  • Initial DA2PP vaccines
  • Parasite Screening test (fecal)
  • Deworming
  • Nail Trim
  • Complimentary First dose of broad-spectrum Heartworm preventative

Age 12 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • DA2PP 2nd booster
  • Bordetella vaccine for kennel cough
  • Complimentary Second dose of heartworm preventative
  • Consultation on the prevention of heartworm disease
  • Discussion of health and development

Age 16 weeks

  • Physical examination
  • DHPP 3rd booster
  • Rabies vaccine, rabies tag, certificate, and licensing information
  • Discussion of health and development
  • Dispense Heartworm Preventative

The next vaccines are due 1 year later.

Age 24 weeks

  • Microchip placement if desired
  • Surgical spay for female puppies
  • Surgical neuter for male puppies

South Tyler Animal Clinic wants to be your other family doctor  – call us today at (903) 561-1717.