Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is an exciting time! Your adorable new family member is bound to bring a smile to everyone's face.
Along with the joy of becoming a new pet parent comes the responsibility of providing your new pet with the essential healthcare they need to achieve long-term good health.
Our Saint John veterinarians provide guidance, advice, and targeted veterinary care for puppies or kittens during their critical first year of life.
Our veterinarians recommend that puppies attend their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks of age.
To begin, your puppy or kitten will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital issues, and check for parasites.
Deworming medications and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations will also be provided during this visit.
We will also be happy you discuss pet insurance with you during the initial visit.
Approximately 3 to 4 veterinary appointments will be required for puppies and kittens between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks.
These visits allow our vets to monitor your pet's health and administer vaccines on schedule.
Caring for your new puppy or kitten is a big responsibility. To help you navigate your pet's critical first year of life, our team will provide you with guidance, support, and helpful information each step of the way, including:
At each appointment our veterinary team will make time to answer any questions you may have and address any concerns about your pet's health. We're here to help you provide your new puppy or kitten with the best possible care now and as they to grow.
Saint John Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our veterinarians are passionate about the health of Saint John companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.