Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy & Kitten Care

Give your new pet the best start in life.

Although every puppy or kitten will need routine veterinary care during their first year, each of them will require an individualized plan. Let’s work together to determine how we can give your new furry friend the best start in life possible. 

What should my pet’s first year look like?

During their first year, your kitten or puppy will require regular visits with their veterinarian. These visits are comprised of physical exams, vaccinations, and diagnostic testing – all of which allow us to keep tabs on your pet’s health as they grow and develop.

Physical Exams

  • A lifetime of wellness starts with your pet’s very first physical exam. Unlike adult pets, puppies and kittens require approximately 4-5 exams during their first 6-18 weeks. At those exams, your pet will receive important vaccines and assessments of their overall health.


Diagnostic Testing

  • Both puppies and kittens should have certain diagnostic tests over the course of their first year. Kittens should be tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) during their first exam. 

In addition to examining your new pet and providing them with vaccines and diagnostics, your veterinarian will discuss other services that could help them live a longer, healthier life, such as spaying and neutering.

Puppy & Kitten Information

To better assist you in caring for your new kitten or puppy, we have created a packet of helpful information, including suggested vaccines, parasite control, microchips, house training, and basic care.

Download our New Puppy Kit

Schedule Puppy & Kitten Exams in West Rome, GA

Call us at (706) 235-8861 to schedule your pet’s first physical exam or schedule an appointment online