Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care
Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time! Your newest, cute and cuddly family member can't help but bring everyone who interacts with them a smile.
As fun as your new pet may be, there is also some serious health care business to attend to throughout your pet's first year of life.
Your vet 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
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment by about 6 weeks old. Kittens should have their at about 8 weeks.
At this first visit, your new pet will get a total physical examination in order to assess their overall health, to search for signs of any congenital defects and to check for any 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.
Kittens and puppies should ideally attend between 3 and 4 veterinary appointments before they reach the age of 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccinations on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new kitten or puppy comes with many new responsibilities.
In order to help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will be sure to provide plenty of guidance, healpfuyl information and support.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- 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
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!
New Patients Welcome
At Aerowood Animal Hospital, we are always accepting new patients. Our experienced veterinary team is passionate about the health of companion animals in the Bellevue area and can't wait to welcome you and your pet to our veterinary family.