Our vets in Stockton provide guidance and high quality veterinary care to your kitten or puppy during their all-important first year of life.
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy can be a very exciting time! This cuddly and cute new family member will be sure to make everyone who sees them smile.
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 work with your to develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's unique needs over the course of their first year. They will be sure to provide your with plenty of guidance and resources along the way.
Puppies should, ideally, have their first veterinary appointment at about 6 weeks old. Kittens should have their at about 8 weeks.
During this first visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination in order to assess their health and well-being as well as check for external parasites and congenital defects.
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 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 vets 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 Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
Our vets 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!
We can't wait to welcome you and your pet to the Rosemarie Pet Hospital family.