Care for Puppies & Kittens
It's exciting to take home a new kitten or puppy! This adorable addition to the family can't help but make everyone who meets them smile.
AS joyous as this occasion is, there are also some important health care matters to take care of, during your new companion's first year of life.
Your vet will establish a customized health care plan that meets the specific needs of your new puppy or kitten, they will also provide you with lots of guidance and support during your journey with your new pet.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
It's ideal for puppies to attend their first veterinary appointment when they are about six weeks old, and kittens at approximately eight weeks of age.
At this first visit, your furry companion will get a full physical examination to evaluate their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and test for external parasites.
Your vet will also apply deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and administer your pet's first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
At the end of the visit, for kittens, we will conduct a blood test to look for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should visit the vet 3 to 4 times when they are between 6 and 16 weeks of age. These veterinary appointments provide your vet with the opportunity to assess your animal companion's overall health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Information Packs
When you take home a new puppy or kitten you will have many new responsibilities.
Our veterinary team will provide you with the guidance, support, and information you need to navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.
You will also be given a Kitten or Puppy information pack that contains everything you'll need to know about your new pet’s early development, including:
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Nutrition information
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets, already living in your home
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Basic puppy training guidelines
Our vets are available to answer any questions you might have and put any concerns or worries on your mind rest. We want to ensure that you and your kitten or puppy have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!
Now Welcoming New Patients
Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital is now welcoming new cat and dog patients! Our professional and talented vets are dedicated to the health of San Jose's companion animals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your furry friend.