Puppy and Kitten Care:
Starting Your Relationship Off Right

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Congratulations on your new pet, and thank you for choosing us to be your partner in caring for your new family member! Adding a new puppy or kitten to the family is an exciting time. You want to make sure that you do everything correctly, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Choosing the correct food is perhaps one of the most important first steps in your new pet’s life. We will be glad to discuss options with you that take into consideration your new pets nutritional needs based on breed, size, and growth rates.


Following your veterinarian’s vaccination schedule is also important for your new puppy or kitten. These vaccinations help prepare your new pet’s immune system to protect them from many serious but preventable infectious diseases.

Puppy and Kitten Exams

In the first several months of your new pet’s life, you will need to visit your veterinarian often for vaccinations and exams. This will ensure that your young pet is growing correctly, is healthy, and parasite-free.

During these exams your veterinarian will make sure that your puppy or kitten is able to see and hear, has no serious dental problems, and has no internal or external parasites. Intestinal worms are common in both puppies and kittens. Your veterinarian will administer an oral medication to remove internal parasites if they are found during an exam.

Training and Behavior

Training and behavior are other important aspects of these early months with your new pet. Please feel free to ask our friendly and knowledgeable staff about any problems you may be having, or for recommendations about proper training. Now is the time to teach your puppy or kitten skills and lessons that will help them be good and loving members of your family.

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