Puppy & Kitten Care in South Wilton
Congratulations on your new pet! Our Fairfield County vets are here to provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality of veterinary care during your puppy or kitten's critical first six months of life.
A Healthy Start
The day you bring your new puppy or kitten home is an exciting one! You’ve got a cute, cuddly new family member who can't help but make everyone around them smile.
But there is also some serious business to take care of during your new pet's first year. Puppies and kittens require various physical exams and vaccinations to ensure that they get a healthy start in life.
Our team will develop a custom health care plan for your pet’s first year to meet their specific needs, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
In general, we recommend that puppies have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and that kittens have theirs around eight weeks.
During the first visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination, during which we will check your pet’s overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.
Your puppy or kitten will also receive deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
We will also perform a blood test for kittens to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
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.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new pet comes with a lot of love and joy, but also with plenty 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.
During your first appointment, we will offer you a Kitten or Puppy Package. This resource contains everything you'll need to know about your pet’s development.
Based on your pet’s unique needs, our staff will tailor your Puppy or Kitten Package to include:
- 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 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
In addition, our vets and team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We’re here to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!