Our veterinarians provide advice, guidance, knowledge and compassionate veterinary care to puppies and kittens in White Settlement during their critical first year.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a reason to get excited! This adorable new member of the family can't help but make everyone who sees them smile. 

As fun as the new addition to your household may be, there are some serious healthcare matters to attend to in the first year of your new pet's 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!

Puppies & Kittens, White Settlement Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.

During this first visit, your pet will receive a total physical examination in order to asses their overall health, to look for signs of congenital defect and to check your pet for parasites.

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We will administer deworming medication to your pet for hook and round worms as well as provide the first round of kitten or puppy vaccinations. 

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Followup Appointments

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

There are many new responsibilities you should be aware of when it comes to caring for a new kitten or puppy. 

We are here to help you navigate the first year of your kitten or puppy's life, providing advice, guidance and helpful information to support you.

Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:

  • Nutrition information
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • 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 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!

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