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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

During your puppy or kitten's critical first year of life, our Westfield veterinarians provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality veterinary care.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member cannot help but smile.

As enjoyable as it is, there is some serious health care business to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.

During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a health care plan to meet their specific needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

At six to eight weeks of age, puppies and kittens should have their first veterinary visit.

Your pet will be thoroughly examined during this first visit to determine their overall health, look for any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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Additionally, we will administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, we will test kittens for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Follow-up Appointments

Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time during these visits.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home entails 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.

Everything you need to know about your pet's early development is included in our Kitten and Puppy information packs, which include:

  • 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

Our veterinarians are available to answer your questions and allay your fears. If you have a new puppy or kitten, we want to make sure you have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!

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Now Welcoming New Patients

Looking for a vet in Westfield? Our vets at Westfield Animal Hospital are now accepting new patients! Our friendly and welcoming vets love providing cats, dogs, and exotic pets with high-quality veterinary care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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