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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our Kitimat vets provide guidance, advice, and a range of veterinary services designed to provide your puppy or kitten with the care they need during their critical first year of life.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

It's always exciting to bring home a new puppy or kitten! This cute, cuddly new family member can't help but brighten everyone's day.

As adorable as they are, there is also some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.

Your vet will develop a custom healthcare plan to meet your pet's specific needs, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance!

Puppies & Kittens, Kitimat Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

It is ideal for puppies to have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.

During their first 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.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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

Follow-Up 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 Information Packs

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.

To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team aims to provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

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

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

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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Our veterinary team is passionate about caring for Kitimat’s companion dogs, cats and exotic pets. Get in touch today to request an appointment for your pet.

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