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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our vets in Los Angeles provide guidance, advices and the best possible care to your pet during your kitten or puppy's critical first year of living. 

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

When you bring home a new puppy or kitten, there is good reason to be excited! This cuddly and cute family member can't help but make everyone who interacts with 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.

Our veterinarians will develop a treatment plan customized to your new pet's needs over the course of their first year and will give you as much guidance and support as you require along the way!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.

During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Followup Appointments

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 kitten or puppy can come with a lot of new responsibilities. 

Our veterinary team is here to help you navigate your kitten or puppy's first year of life and give your plenty of advice, support and guidance along the way.

Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:

  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information
  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
  • Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home

Our vets will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and ease any of your worries. We are committed to helping you make sure that you and your new pet have everything you need for a wonderful life. 

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New Patients Are Welcome

At Shatto Veterinary Center, we are always accepting new patients! Our compassionate vets are here to provide their expertise to new patients and clients in the Los Angeles area. Contact us today! 

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