Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's always exciting bringing home a new puppy or kitten! Your adorable, cuddly new family member is sure to make everyone around 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. It's important that your pet gets all the preventive care they need to set them up for a lifetime of success.
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.
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 also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations. We strongly recommend testing for intestinal parasites.
More About Vaccines & Prevention
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
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 Plans
Simplify your new pet's first few months of veterinary care with our health plans for puppies and kittens.
Our plans offer cost savings for you and provide your new friend with all the veterinary care they need to get off to a great start.
2 Veterinarian Visits
2-3 Technician Appointments (Canine)
1 Month Flea Protection
1 Month Heartworm Protection (Canine)
1 Dewormer Treatment
1 Fecal Exam, if needed
Microchipping (Lifetime Registration & Recovery)
Complimentary Nail Trims at Every Visit
New Patients Welcome
Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Turlock companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.