Puppy & Kitten Vet Care in Astoria
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time! This cuddly and cute new member of the family can't help but make anyone who interacts with them smile.
As fun as your new best friend may be, there is some serious healthcare business that needs attending to throughout your young pet's first year of life.
Your puppy and kitten vet 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!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During your first visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination in order to assess their overall health, well-being and to look for signs of congenital defects and external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check them for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and 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:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- 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 may have and put your worries and concerns to rest. We want to ensure that you and your new kitten or puppy have everything you require to strat your lives together.