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Puppy & Kitten Care 

Give your new pet the best start in life.

Although every puppy or kitten will need routine veterinary care during their first year, each of them will require an individualized plan. Let’s work together to determine how we can give your new furry friend the best start in life possible. 

What should my pet’s first year look like?

Vaccines for puppies and kittens allow them to be protected against all the common diseases that can harm them. Our exams are divided into 3 to 4 visits and include everything to keep
your pet healthy and safe such as:

  • Comprehensive exams at every visit
  • Heartworm test, feline leukemia/AIDS tests if indicated
  • All necessary vaccines and boosters
  • Worm checks and routine deworming
  • Nutritional counseling

Vaccination and immunity against fatal diseases has long been recognized as a crucial part of maintaining a pet’s health. In recent years, changes to the optimum frequency and intervals between vaccines have been made by Veterinarians based on the newest scientific data. The current protocols are provided below.

Puppy Vaccination
Rabies Fecal Test
8 weeks X   X
12 weeks X X X
16 weeks X    


Kitten Vaccination/ Schedule Distemper Leukemia Rabies Fecal Test
8 weeks X     X
12 weeks X X X X
16 weeks X X X  

In addition to examining your new pet and providing them with vaccines and diagnostics, your veterinarian will discuss other services that could help them live a longer, healthier life, such as spaying and neutering.

Call us at (828) 304-0550 to schedule your pet’s first physical exam. 

Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations

Animal Hospital North