Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Our vets are happy to provide advice, guidance and the best possible veterinary care to kittens and puppies in the Simi Valley area during their all important first year of life.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a great reason to be excited! This new, cuddly and cute member of your family can't help but bring a smile to the faces of everyone who sees them.
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 vet will work to develop a customized health care plan to meet your new pet's needs during their critical first year of life. They will also provide your with all the guidance and support you need along the way.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During your initial visit, your pet will receive a total physical examination in order to determine their overall health . Your vet will also look for signs of external parasites and congenital defects.
We 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 veterinary appointments 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 common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Nutrition information
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!