Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's time to welcome a new puppy or kitten into your home — such an exciting day! This cute, cuddly new family member will surely make everyone who interacts with them smile.
Fun as it may be, you'll also have some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's first year.
Your vet will create a custom healthcare plan tailored to your pet's specific needs during their first year, and offer plenty of support and guidance along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your veterinarian will give your pet a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, check for signs of any congenital defects and look for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms, and the first round of kitten or puppy vaccinations.
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. We also check for intestinal parasites and do a strategic de-worming on every visit.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
When you bring a new puppy or kitten home, you're also taking on many new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will offer plenty of support, guidance and helpful information.
Our Kitten and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information about common medical problems such as zoonosis, heartworm disease and feline leukemia
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have — our vets will be happy to address them. We want to ensure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!
New Patients Welcome
North Tollway Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Dallas companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.