Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is a real reason to be excited! Your new, cute and cuddly family member won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.
As fun as your new pet may be, there is also some serious healthcare business to take care of during the critical first year of your young companion's life.
Our vets will be able to develop a customized healthcare plan designed to meet your pet's unique needs during their first year.
We will also be sure to provide you with all of the support and healthcare guidance you will need along the way.
Puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at around six weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at around eight weeks old.
During this initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination to assess their overall health, to look for signs of congenital defects and to check for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Lastly, we will perform blood tests on kittens to check them for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Your puppy or kitten should attend 3 or 4 veterinary appointments while they are between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks old.
These visits give our vets the chance to assess your companion's health and well-being, as well as administer vaccines and parasite prevention treatment on schedule.
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy can come with a whole host of new responsibilities.
Our vets are here to help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year of life, providing plenty of guidance, advice and information to help you make your pet's first year a special and successful one.
Our Kitten and Puppy information 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!
Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood is always accepting new patients! Our veterinary team is committed to compassion and expertise in our care. We are passionate about supporting our community members and their pets. Get in touch today to book your first appointment.