Puppy & Kitten Care for New Pet Owners


Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations on this addition to your family! The first few weeks with a new pet are special. During this wonderful bonding time, you will also want to acquaint your pet with us—your veterinary care team. Puppy and kitten visits offer a unique opportunity to get you and your new pet off on the right paw.

“Baby’s” First Exam

Your puppy or kitten visit will include a full “nose-to-tail” wellness exam. We will look for any signs of illness and ensure that your new pet is in good health. Protocols for vaccinations and ongoing veterinary care will be outlined and discussed.

Fecal exams are performed and your puppy or kitten will be dewormed as needed. It is important to start on heartworm, flea, tick, and internal parasite control between six to eight weeks of age. We will recommend products and give you a free dose at the first visit.

Please be sure to take any medical records you have with you, as well as a recent stool sample. New puppies and kittens can have worms, fleas, and mites, particularly if they came from a shelter environment. To ensure your health and that of your family, you will want to address those issues right away.

We will also discuss timing for spay or neuter surgery, which is also an excellent time to microchip your pet. Microchipping is important to recovering lost pets.

Puppies and Parents

Special Offer for Shelter Pets

We applaud your rescue of a homeless puppy or kitten. Since it is so important to examine your new shelter pet’s health within seven days, we offer free initial exams. Together, we will embark on a road of life-long good health for your new addition.

Pet Ownership 101

Even if you are a very experienced pet owner and have had puppies or kittens before, there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. We welcome your questions and look forward to advising you on a wide range of topics, including nutrition, training, vaccinations, grooming, parasite protection, behavior, and more. The more educated you are, the better care you’ll be able to provide, so we strive to offer you all the support you need.

Puppy and kitten visits are an excellent way to get your new pet started on the road to a happy and healthy life. Let’s take these important first steps together. Please call today at (936) 856-2927 to schedule an appointment for us to meet your new pet.