Congratulations on your new pet! Our puppy and kitten wellness programs are designed to get you started on the right foot. The first few months are a critical period in your puppy’s or kitten’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow. Our program consists a series of detailed examinations, parasite tests, vaccinations. Please call our offices at 1(866)209-1001 for assistance in creating your kitten/puppy care plan.
Puppy & Kitten Vaccines
Puppies and kittens are usually protected from infectious disease by their mother’s milk (provided she has been adequately vaccinated). However, this protection only lasts for a short while. Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated starting at 8 weeks of age. If you have an older pet, or if you have any questions, we will be happy to answer any questions and advise you on the best vaccination protocol to follow.
Generally, puppies and kittens are vaccinated for the first time at between six and eight weeks of age and booster doses are given at ten to twelve weeks and again at fourteen to sixteen weeks. They will not be fully protected until seven to ten days after the second vaccination. Under specific circumstances, our veterinarian may advise an alternative regime. Please refer to the following vaccination guide for guidance.
|Puppy’s Age||Basic Package||Core Package||Plus Package|
|6 — 8 weeks||DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus)||DHPP||DHPP|
|10 — 12 weeks||DHPP||DHPP, leptospirosis, bordetella||DHPP, leptospirosis, bordetella, lyme|
|16 — 18 weeks||DHPP, rabies||DHPP, rabies, leptospirosis, bordetella||DHPP, rabies, leptospirosis, bordetella, lyme|
|Every 1 year||DHPP||DHPP, leptospirosis, bordetella||DHPP, leptospirosis, bordetella, lyme|
|Every 3 years||Rabies (as required by law)||Rabies (as required by law)||Rabies (as required by law)|
|Kitten’s Age||Core Vaccinations||Lifestyle Vaccinations|
|6 — 8 weeks||FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia)|
|10 — 12 weeks||FVRCP||Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)|
|16 — 18 weeks||FVRCP, rabies||Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)|
|Every 1 year||FVRCP||Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)|
|Every 1 — 3 years||Rabies (as required by law)||none|
Intestinal parasites are very common in puppies and kittens. They can become infected with certain types of intestinal worms before they are born or later through their mother’s milk. We are equipped for reference laboratory microscopic examination of a stool samples allowing for the detection of most intestinal parasites. This exam is recommended for all puppies and kittens, especially during their first few veterinary visits.
Through the routine use of deworming medications, we can provide you with a safe and effective treatment against many forms of intestinal parasites.
Seasonal Parasite Prevention
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos are a major threat throughout the year and especially as the weather starts to warm up. We will help you protect your pet from the diseases they carry by creating a prevention plan that works for your lifestyle.
Spay and Neutering Procedures
Spaying or neutering your pet is very important. Not only does it reduce the risk of certain illnesses, it also reduces unwanted sexual behaviours and pregnancies. Our veterinarians normally recommend spaying or neutering at 6 months of age however recommendations may vary dependent on your pet’s individual needs and breed.
All our spay and neuter operations are done with care and diligence following the highest surgical standards. Pets can go home the same day and are usually back to their normal behaviour within 24 hours.
You never know when the unexpected will strike, but it is important to be prepared. Pet health insurance is designed to cover these unforeseen emergency situations.
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Please call our offices at 1(866)209-1001 for assistance in creating your kitten/puppy care plan.
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