Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Our veterinarians provide advice, guidance and the best possible care to Lethbridge puppies and kittens during their all-important first year of life.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
It is an exciting time when you are able to bring a new kitten or puppy into your home. The new member of your family won't be able to help but make anyone 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.
Our team will work with you to create a custom health care plan designed to meet your young pet's unique needs throughout their first year of life. They will be sure to provide you with plenty of advice and guidance along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, your new puppy or kitten should have their first veterinary appointment at 8 weeks of age.
During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will administer deworming medicine for intestinal parasites as well as the first round of kitten and puppy vaccinations.
Lastly, for kittens, we will complete a blood test to check for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia.
Puppies and kittens should be seen for an examination at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. These visits allow our veterinarians to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
A new puppy or kitten in your household comes with a lot of responsibilities.
We are dedicated to helping you navigate your young pet's first year. Our team will provide you with support, guidance, advice and other helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Basic puppy training
- Nutrition information
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
Our team 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!