Puppy and Kitten Exams

Young Pet Exam

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your household is an exciting and very important event.

With needs that are quite different compared to adult dogs and cats, we have special exams catered just for puppies and kittens. 

Depending on age, three to four visits are recommended, starting at 8 weeks of age, for both puppies and kittens. 

During each visit, your veterinarian will conduct a thorough physical examination to assess your puppy or kitten’s overall condition of health. We will review any records and/or vaccine history that you may have and will also discuss the following:

 

  • Diet and feeding schedules
  • House training concerns
  • Grooming and sleeping habits
  • Activity level
  • Chewing or biting behaviors
  • Parasite prevention and control

Depending on age, weight, previous vaccination history and the health of your puppy or kitten, we recommend the following vaccination schedules:

For Puppies

  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (please bring a stool sample if available)
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Deworming
  • Start Heartworm Prevention
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (depending on previous results)
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough vaccine)
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccine – 1-Year
First Visit
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (please bring a stool sample if available)
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Deworming
  • Start Heartworm Prevention
Second Visit
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (depending on previous results)
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough vaccine)
Third Visit
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
Fourth Visit
  • Comprehensive Puppy Examination
  • Puppy Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Parvo Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccine – 1-Year

For Kittens

  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (please bring a stool sample if available)
  • Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Deworming
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Feline Leukemia Vaccination
  • Deworming
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Distemper and Feline Leukemia Vaccination
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Distemper
  • Rabies Vaccine – 1-Year
First Visit
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check (please bring a stool sample if available)
  • Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Deworming
Second Visit
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Parasite Check
  • Distemper and Feline Leukemia Vaccination
  • Deworming
Third Visit
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Distemper and Feline Leukemia Vaccination
Fourth Visit
  • Comprehensive Kitten Examination
  • Kitten Weigh-in
  • Distemper
  • Rabies Vaccine – 1-Year