At Creston Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians are here to provide the specialized services your adorable puppy or kitten needs to have a happy and healthy start to life.

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Early Veterinary Care for Puppy & Kitten Health

Congratulations on becoming a new pet parent! Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is such an exciting time. Your new family member is absolutely adorable and they're sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Remember that, along with this joy, comes the important responsibility of providing your new friend with the essential healthcare they need to stay tip-top shape.

Regular veterinary care is crucial for the overall health and well-being of your puppy or kitten. By prioritizing early veterinary care, you are setting a strong foundation for a happy and healthy life for your new furry family member.

Puppies & Kittens, Creston Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Our veterinarians recommend scheduling the first veterinary appointment for puppies at around six weeks of age, and for kittens at around eight weeks of age.

Examination & Diagnostics

During your pet's first veterinary checkup, they will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital issues and check for parasites.

The veterinarian will also perform blood tests on kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Parasite Prevention & Vaccinations

Deworming medications and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations will also be provided during this visit.

Follow-Up Appointments

Puppies and kittens between the ages of six and 16 weeks will require approximately three to four veterinary appointments. Our veterinarians monitor your pet's health and administer vaccines during these visits.

Puppy & Kitten Guidance

You have a big responsibility in caring for your new puppy or kitten.

Our team will help you navigate your pet's critical first year of life by providing guidance, support and helpful information each step of the way, including:

  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • Information on spaying and neutering
  • Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease and feline leukemia
  • Tips on socializing your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutritional guidance

Our veterinarians will make time at each appointment to answer any questions you may have and address any concerns about your pet's health as they continue to grow.