Puppy and Kitten Examinations

We have special puppy and kitten packages. These are discounted, all-inclusive packages that include:

  • Three exams
  • An entire series of all core vaccines
  • Parasite checks
  • Deworming treatments
  • Flea and heartworm preventive
  • Nutritional and behavior counseling
  • Microchip placement (if desired)

Young puppies and kittens should receive their physical examination and first set of vaccinations at six to eight weeks of age. Additional exams and vaccinations are given every four weeks until they are sixteen weeks old. Thereafter regular booster vaccinations should be administered. During your pet’s initial examinations you will also receive a behavioral consultation, nutritional counseling, and recommendations on disease prevention. This advice can go a long way towards preventing problems in your pet’s adult life.

There is nothing more exciting than bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home. They add energy and fun and are a source of unceasing affection as they bond with you and your family.

However, they also require a little extra attention to ensure they get a good, healthy start at life. This means that comprehensive physical exams at key developmental stages are important as well as time- and veterinarian-tested advice on housebreaking and training.

Your very first visit with your new puppy or kitten is perhaps the most important. These initial visits are where client, doctor and animal first meet and begin to form the relationship that will last for the life of your pet. Therefore, we like to give your puppy or kitten a thorough exam, talk with you about concerns you may have, offer health care and training advice and to discuss questions you may have regarding:

  • Diets, including types of food to feed
  • Housetraining
  • Spaying and neutering—Is this best for my dog? What are the consequences of spaying/neutering too early and what should I expect if I don’t want to spay or neuter my dog? If I decide to spay/neuter, when is the best time to have this done?
  • Formulation of individualized vaccine protocol.
  • Pet health insurance. Should I get pet health insurance? What should I look for in a company?
  • Microchipping. Should I get this done? When is the best time to do this?

Complete physical exam which includes detection of potential congenital problems and anything else you want to discuss. This is your new pet and we know you have many questions.