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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our Douglasville team provides guidance, advice, and the highest quality of veterinary care when you bring your new kitten or puppy to the vet for the first time.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member smiles.

As entertaining as it may be, there is some serious health care to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.

During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will design a personalized health care plan to meet his or her unique needs and give you plenty of support and guidance.

Puppies & Kittens, Douglasville Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age. A kitten should see a vet around eight weeks.

Pets are thoroughly examined during their initial visit to determine their overall health. We also look for any congenital defects or external parasites.

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We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Follow-up Appointments

Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time during these visits.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.

Our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year.

Our information packs for kittens and puppies include everything you 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

Our veterinarians will gladly answer any questions you may have and help ease any fears or concerns. We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you'll need to start a happy life together!

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We're Always Welcoming New Patients

At Kay Animal Hospital, we can't wait to welcome you and your four-legged friend into our veterinary family. Learn more about the services we offer and the difference our care and compassion make by booking your first appointment today!

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