Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is exciting! This cute, cuddly new family member will make everyone smile.
Despite its amusement, your new pet's first year requires serious attention to its health.
Your vet will create a personalized health care plan for your pet's first year, and will guide and support you along the way!
Puppies should see a vet around the age of six weeks, and kittens should see a vet around the age of eight weeks.
Your pet will have a complete physical examination during this first visit to assess their overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
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Finally, we will perform a blood test on kittens to determine if they have feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3-4 veterinary visits. These visits allow our veterinarians to check your pet's health and administer vaccines.
Bringing a new puppy or kitten into the house comes with a slew of new responsibilities.
Our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
Our information packs for kittens and puppies include everything you need to know about your pet's early development, including:
Our veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you may have and allay any concerns or worries you may have. We want you and your puppy or kitten to have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!
Cortaro Farms Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Tucson companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.