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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

The first year is a foundational period in a companion animal's veterinary care. Make sure your new friend receives the best veterinary care for kittens and puppies. Vet care for puppies and kittens at American Veterinary Hospital includes a full suite of vaccinations and other powerful preventive measures.

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Kitten & Puppy Vaccines + Booster Shots

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! It is no exaggeration to say you've added a new family member into your life.

There are many responsibilities that come with being a pet owner too, though! Once you'll need to get sorted early, is making sure your furry companion receives all their required shots.

At American Veterinary Hospital we work with Stockton and surrounding area pet owners to develop a vaccination schedule that works for them. Our vets will make sure your pet receives their core vaccines, and also recommend any optional vaccines that are right for your individual pet's lifestyle.

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Your First Trip to the Puppy & Kitten Vet

Puppies should ideally have 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.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and 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.

Followup Appointments for Puppies and Kittens

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 pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Vet Care 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 team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

Our Kitten Packages and Puppy 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

Our kitten and puppy vet team 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 new pet have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!

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American Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Stockton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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