Puppy & Kitten Care

Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they are growing well and that they develop adequate immunity to the diseases we are vaccinating against. Below are our recommendations for your puppy and kitten:

Physical Exams:

Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 6-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health, make sure that he/she is growing well, and to administer vaccines.


Due to their immature immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to suggested guidelines.

Diagnostic Testing:

We recommend that puppies are tested for heartworms at 6 months of age if not already on a heartworm preventive and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.

Additional Recommendations:

Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering, or microchipping.