Your puppy or kitten needs the highest quality of veterinary care during their critical first year of life. Our vets in Zeeland offer advice, guidance and preventive care to help keep your pet healthy.
It's an exciting day when you get to welcome your new puppy or kitten into your home! This cute, cuddly new family member can't help but bring a smile to everyone who interacts with them.
Fun as this time may be, you've also got some serious healthcare business to take care of during your new pet's first year.
Your vet will create a custom healthcare plan to meet your pet's specific needs during this critical first year and provide you with lots of support and guidance along the way!
Ideally, puppies should see us for their first veterinary appointment around 6 weeks of age, and kittens at about 8 weeks.
At this initial visit, the veterinarian will perform a complete physical examination and assess your pet's overall health. They will check for signs of any congenital defects and look for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms, in addition to the first round of kitten or puppy vaccinations.
Finally, we will perform a blood test for kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, kittens and puppies should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits allow our vets to check into your pet's overall health and administer appropriate vaccines on schedule.
Now that your new puppy or kitten is settled in, you've got a lot of new responsibilities.
Our team is here to help you navigate your pet's first year. We'll provide plenty of support, guidance and helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
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!