Bringing your new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time. This cuddly and cute new family member can't help but make each person who sees them smile.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your veterinarians will work to develop a customized health care plan for your pet's specific needs during their first year and will provide you with support and guidance the whole time.
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointments at about 6 weeks old, and kittens should have theirs at about 8 weeks.
At this initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical assessment. Our vets will determine their overall health, check for congenital defects and external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms, as well as the first round of puppy and kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should, ideally attend three or four veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits will allow our vets to determine your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on schedule.
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:
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!
Paddock Park Animal Care Center always accepts new patients! Our team of experienced vets are passionate about pet health in Ocala and beyond. We welcome you and your beloved pet to our veterinary family.