Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is an exciting time! This cute and furry new family member isn't able to help but make everyone who sees them smile.
As fun as they may be, though, there is also some serious healthcare business you will need take care of throughout your pet's first year of life.
Your 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.
At this initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination. This will provide an assessment of their health, reveal any signs of congenital defects and allow your vet to check for 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 for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should see your vet between 3 and 4 times between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These appointments allow your vet to assess your pet's health ad well-being as well as administer any required vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy comes with a lot of responsibilities.
To help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will provide your with plenty of guidance, helpful information and support.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
Our vets are more than happy to answer any questions you might have and put any of your concerns to rest. We want to make sure that you and your kitten or puppy will have everything they need to start their wonderful life together.
New Patients Welcome
At Hyde Park Veterinary Clinic, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team are passionate about the health of companion animals from across Cincinnati Contact us to book your pet's first visit.