Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! Your adorable new family member is bound to bring a smile to everyone's face.
Nonetheless, as fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new puppy or kitten's first year of life.
Our Santa Clarita vets 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!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Puppies should ideally visit our animal hospital for their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete 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 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 to our animal hospital allow your kitten or puppy's vet 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 veterinary team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our kitten and puppy welcome packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
At Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic we are always happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest.
We work hard to ensure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!
New Patients Welcome
Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about the health of Santa Clarita companion animals and horses. Get in touch today to book your four-legged friend's first appointment.