Puppy & Kitten Care 

Give your new pet the best start in life.

Although every puppy or kitten will need routine veterinary care during their first year, each of them will require an individualized plan. Let’s work together to determine how we can give your new furry friend the best start in life possible. 

What should my pet’s first year look like?

During their first year, your kitten or puppy will require regular visits with their veterinarian. These visits are comprised of physical exams, vaccinations, and diagnostic testing – all of which allow us to keep tabs on your pet’s health as they grow and develop.

  • Physical Exams: a lifetime of wellness starts with your pet’s very first physical exam. Unlike adult pets, puppies and kittens require approximately 3-4 exams during their first 8-16 weeks. At those exams, your pet will receive important vaccines and assessments of their overall health.
  • Vaccines: because the immune system is still developing, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines including boosters. We tailor our vaccine recommendations based on your pet’s individual lifestyle and breed using guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
  • Diagnostic Testing: both puppies and kittens should have certain diagnostic tests over the course of their first year. Puppies should be tested for heartworm by 12 months of age, if not before. Kittens, on the other hand, should be tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) during their first exam. 

In addition to examining your new pet and providing them with vaccines and diagnostics, your veterinarian will discuss other services that could help them live a longer, healthier life, such as spaying and neutering.


Puppy & Kitten Packages

We offer a complete well-pet program to address the vaccination and preventative care needs of your puppy or kitten, at a discounted package price. These packages are well-pet programs. If your pet becomes ill or requires additional treatment during the program there will be additional fees for additional services rendered.

Puppy Care Package

  • 3 examinations/consultations with the veterinarian
  • 3 DAP vaccines to protect against distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus
  • 2 Leptospirosis vaccines if your pup is deemed at risk
  • Rabies vaccine and certificate
  • Oral dewormings to treat and prevent the spread of common parasites
  • Fecal examination to screen for additional hazardous intestinal parasites
  • First dose for flea prevention
  • First Heartguard dose for heartworm prevention
  • Home Again microchip implantation and registration
  • Puppy Care information kit
  • Secured online access to your puppy’s records * In progress


Kitten Care Package

  • 3 examinations/consultations with the veterinarian
  • 2 feline distemper vaccines (FVRCP)
  • 2 feline leukemia vaccines (FELV)
  • Rabies vaccine and certificate
  • 1 FELV/FIV/HW test to screen for feline leukemia, FIV virus, and feline heartworm disease
  • Dewormings to treat and prevent the spread of common intestinal parasites
  • Fecal examination to screen for additional hazardous intestinal parasites
  • First Revolution dose for flea and heartworm prevention *in progress
  • Home Again microchip implantation and registration
  • Kitten Care information kit
  • Secured online access to your kitten’s records * in progress

Call us at (707) 778-1011 to schedule your pet’s first physical exam. 

Puppy Care