Our Santa Clarita vets are here to give you advice, guidance and the highest possible quality of care during your kitten or puppy's important first year of life.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
When a new puppy or kitten is introduced into your home, it is an exciting time! The newest member of the family can't help but bring a smile to everyone's face.
As fun as a new kitten or puppy may be, there are also a number of serious health matters which need to be taken care of over the course of their first year.
Your Santa Clarita vet will develop a customized plan to meet your pet's needs over the course of their first year and will make sure that you receive lots of guidance and support throughout the process.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment around 6 weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at about 8 weeks.
During your initial veterinary visit, your new pet will receive a complete physical exam in order to determine its overall health. Your vet will also keep an eye out for signs of congenital defects and parasites.
We will also make sure to give your pet medications for roundworms and hookworms as well as their first rounds of kitten and puppy vaccinations.
For kittens, we will finally conduct blood tests to check them for feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend three to four veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your kitten and puppy's health and give them vaccines on schedule to ensure their lifelong health.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you navigate the critical first year of your kitten or puppy's life, our vets will give you lots of advice, support and information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Our vets will also be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have. We are dedicated to ensuring that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you might need to start your lives together.