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Puppy Care and Kitten Care

So you have a new pet and you’re already in love. Now what? It’s time to get your newest furry family member to the vet. You can expect the following during the first visit:

  • Overview of pet care: We will help you understand what type of food, how much, and when to feed your pet, how to housetrain your pet, and how to go about behavior training.
  • Spaying and neutering advice: Should you or shouldn’t you? We will help you understand what’s best for your pet, including timing.
  • Vaccinations: Your puppy will receive a DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, and parvovrius) vaccine, parainfluenza vaccine, and bordetella vaccine. Depending on your puppy’s age, it may also receive its rabies vaccine. Your kitten will receive a FRCP (feline calicivirus, herpesvirus, and feline panleukopenia) vaccine and a rabies vaccine, depending on age.
  • Heartworm overview: If your puppy or kitten is under 6 months, he can start a heartworm preventative at his first visit without needing a blood test. We recommend that any pet exposed to potentially infected mosquitoes use a heartworm preventative.
  • Discussion of pet health insurance: What is it? Do I need it? Who are the providers?
  • Microchipping: (for dogs and outdoor cats). We recommend that pets receive a one-time microchip implant (it’s about the size of a grain of rice). If they become lost, they can be identified through their registered microchip.
  • Fecal exam: To test for internal parasites
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) (cats only)
  • Complete physical exam: We will check your pet’s vitals and weight, look for birth defects, and look for any signs of disease or abnormalities.

New Puppy Must Haves

  • Puppy Food
  • Food Storage Bin
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • ID Tag
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Bed/Crate
  • Playpen / Baby gate Poop Bags
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Plans for Training
  • Brush Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Flea, Tick & Heartworm Preventative
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Puppy Shampoo
  • Nail Clippers

New Kitten Must Haves

  • Kitten Food
  • Food Storage Bin
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • ID Tag
  • Collar
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Bed / Cat Tree
  • Litter Boxes
  • Litter
  • Scoop for Litter Cat Carrier Brush Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Nail Clippers
  • Scratching Post
  • Flea, Tick and Heartworm Preventative
  • First Aid Supplies