At Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital, our vets provide expert advice, guidance and veterinary services for you and your kitten or puppy over the course of their critical first year of life.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
It is a reason to get excited when you bring home a new kitten or puppy. Your cuddly and cute new family member can't help but make everyone who sees 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!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary checkup at around 6 weeks old. Kittens should have their at about 8 weeks old.
During this first visit, your new pet will get a comprehensive physical examination in order to determine their overall health and well-being as well as a check from our vets for external parasites and congenital defects.
We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.
Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide 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 common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Nutrition information
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
Our veterinarians will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. We are here to put your worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your kitten or puppy have everything you could possibly need to start a long and happy life together.
Caring for Pets in Ypsilanti
Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.