Care for Puppies & Kittens
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! This cute, cuddly new family member can't help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
As fun as it may be, there are also some serious health care business you will need to take care of during your pet's first year of life.
Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your young pet's unique needs throughout their first year. We'll be sure to provide you with plenty of guidance along to way too.
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at about 6-weeks-old and kittens should have theirs at about 8-weeks-old.
At this first visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination in order to asses their overall health, to look for signs of congenital defects and to 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.
Kittens and puppies should attend anywhere between 3 and 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits will allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administers vaccinations 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 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:
- Nutrition information
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- 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
Our vets will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and put your concerns to rest. We want to make sure that both you and your kitten or puppy have everything you need to start your wonderful life together.
New Patients Welcome
Animal Hospital of Redondo Beach is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Los Angeles County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.