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Puppy & Kitten Wellness Care from Our Leonardtown Veterinarian

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Congratulations on adding a new member to your family! Having a new puppy or kitten can be really exciting! From their sweet little faces to their cute little tails, young dogs and cats are wonderful to have around.

While they are adorable and fun to play with, they require close supervision, regular grooming, training, and protection from diseases, fleas and ticks. Luckily, our trained staff and experienced veterinarians here at Breton Veterinary Hospital can help take care of your pet’s wellness needs throughout its entire life. We’ll treat your pet like a member of our own family!

What You Should Know about Your Pet’s First Visit at Breton Veterinary Hospital

We recommend that you schedule your furry friend’s first vet visit when they are 6 weeks old. The first year of your kitten or puppy’s life is not only the most precious, it’s also the time that they are most vulnerable. Bringing your kitten or puppy in for their first vet visit can help ensure that it receives any necessary preventative care and medical attention. Your new furry family member needs special attention at this stage of his or her life.

On your pet’s first veterinary visit, our Breton Veterinary Hospital team will do a comprehensive wellness exam on your pet and create a personalized wellness plan based on your kitten or puppy’s specific needs, based on its breed, age, and pre-existing medical conditions.

In addition to the personalized wellness plan your pet will receive the following:

  • The first series of vaccinations needed based on his or her age
  • Tests to check for viruses and parasites
  • Heartworm testing and prevention plan
  • Flea and tick prevention options
  • Dietary suggestions

Information on Vaccinations

Puppies and kittens should get their first set of vaccinations when they are about 6 to 9 weeks old. Kittens usually receive core vaccinations, including a rabies shot and a feline combination distemper/upper respiratory vaccine. Puppies receive a rabies shot and a canine combination parvo/distemper vaccine. If your puppy spent an extended amount of time in a kennel or dog park he or she may also need to get a vaccine for bordetella or for kennel cough.

Spay and Neuter Surgery

Due to the high number of stray and homeless pets we recommend that all pet owners have their kittens and puppies neutered or spayed. Spaying and neutering also help lower your pet’s cancer risk. Your pet’s veterinarian will be able to tell you when it would be the best age for your pet to undergo one of these procedures.

Microchipping Your Pet

According to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million cats and dogs are lost or stolen every year in the US. You can get your puppy or kitten microchipped to improve the chances that she or he will make it back home. You don’t have to worry about your furry friend because the procedure is quick and painless.You can trust Breton Veterinary Hospital to provide you with the best puppy and kitten care in Leonardtown!

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment for your new pet or for more information please

call us at (301) 475-7808