Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time! This cuddly, cute and excitable new furry family member won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.
Fun as it may be, there is also some serious puppy and kitten vet business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.
Your vet will be able to develop a customized health care plan in accordance with your pet's unique needs throughout their first year as well as provide you with ample guidance and support too!
At Bullard Animal Hospital, we offer puppy classes to encourage obedience, instill basic manners, increase their socialization, and more while helping you to establish a strong and positive bond with your canine companion.
The early months of your puppy's life are a very impressionable time. The right training at this time can make all the difference in your lifelong relationship with your new dog, as well as set the stage for their behavioral expectations.
We will show you how to teach your dog through effective, positive reinforcement and reward-based training methods.
Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.
During your initial visit, your pet will receive a comprehensive physical examination in order to assess their overall health, to look for signs of congenital defects and to check them for signs of external parasites.
We will administer deworming medications for hookworms and roundworms as well as the first round of their kitten or puppy vaccinations.
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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Your new puppy or kitten should attend between 3 and 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.
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.
In order to help you to navigate your first year with a kitten or puppy, we will be more than happy to provide you with the guidance, support and helpful information that you need to start on the right foot.
Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:
Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!
Bullard Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Austell companion animals. Contact us today to book your dog or cat's first appointment.