Puppy & Kitten Care
Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your life is sure to create some incredible changes and your new companion is set to bring joy to you and your entire family for years to come.
In order to ensure that your new pet lives a long and healthy life, it's important to provide them with the necessary health care from the very beginning.
Your vet at Veterinary Healthcare Center is here to help provide the care and guidance that you will need and provide you with a care plan for your new pets' unique needs.
Your Pet’s First Visit
Puppies should first visit the vet at around 6 weeks of age while for kittens it's recommended that they first see the vet at 8 weeks.
During this first visit, your vet will perform a physical examination of your pet and assess for any conditions they may have.
During this visit, your vet will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and begin the initial round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
If you have a kitten then we will also test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
It is recommended that puppies and kittens have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments while they are between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. Your vet will use these visits to monitor their overall health and administer all routine vaccinations that your pet requires.
Puppy & Kitten Support
Puppies and kittens require a great amount of commitment and responsibility.
To help you and your pet get settled into your new life with ease, our team is here to provide any advice and support that you may need.
We will provide you with valuable information, 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
We are happy to help with anything related to the care of your new companion. Feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about caring for your new pet.
New Patients Welcome
Veterinary Healthcare Center is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Monterey Park companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.