Our Argyle vets provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality of veterinary care during your puppy or kitten's critical first year of life.
Veterinary Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing your new fur baby home is an exciting time! This cute and cuddly new family member can't help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
We know how fun it can be but it's important to remember that there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
When you bring your new kitten or puppy to our animal hospital in Argyle we will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Our Argyle vets recommend that puppies have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks old.
During their first veterinary appointment, your pet will receive a complete physical examination so that your vet can assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Our team will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 vet appointments while they are between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- 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
When you bring your kitten or puppy to our vets they will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. Our veterinarians want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!