Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life
At Wintergreen Animal Hospital, each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs to help your puppy or kitten get the right start in life. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.
Below are our recommendations for your puppy's or kitten's first year.
- Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.
- Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that all puppies and kittens have a fecal parasite test performed, checking for any intestinal parasites. We also recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age if not done previously, and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.
- Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
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