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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

No matter how many times you've done this, it's always comforting to know that there is someone around to provide guidance. Our Gainesville vets are here to help during your puppy's or kitten's critical first year of life.

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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.

Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.

Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Your puppy should have their first appointment with their vet around 6 weeks, whereas kittens should be seen around eight weeks. 

During your first visit, your new bundle of joy will receive a complete physical exam to check their overall health and look for any signs of external parasites or congenital defects.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Follow-up Appointments

Puppies and kittens need to attend regular veterinary appointments. We recommend 3 to 4 appointments between the age of 6 and 16 weeks. These important visits allow our vets to gauge your pet's overall health and administer all necessary vaccinations.

Puppy & Kitten Packages

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.

To help you maneuver your puppy or kitten's first year, our exceptional team will offer 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:

  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • Nutrition information
  • Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets, already living in your home
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis

Our vets are here anytime you have questions or concerns regarding your new pet. We want to be sure that you have everything you need to start your wonderful life with this new little friend. 

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New Patients Welcome

Browns Bridge Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Gainesville companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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