Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! Your adorable, cuddly new family member can't help but make everyone smile.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business that needs to be taken care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Our team 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!
Our vets recommend that puppies have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and their 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.
Both 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 young pet's overall health and to 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 vet will provide you with plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our Kitten Vet Packages and Puppy Vet 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. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!
Advanced Veterinary Care is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about improving the health of Franklin companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.