Puppy and Kitten Veterinary Care in Saskatoon
Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a great reason to get excited! This cuddly, cute a loving new family member won't be able to help but make everyone who interacts with them smile.
As fun as the newest member of your family may be, there is also some very important healthcare business you will need to attend to throughout their critical first year of life.
Puppy and Kitten First Appointments
You puppies should ideally have their first veterinary visit around the age of six weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at about 8 weeks.
During your first visit, our vets will provide your pet with deworming medications and a comprehensive physical assessment to check up on their overall health as well as identify any possible congenital defects.
Puppy and Kitten Follow Up Appointments
Kittens and puppies should attend between three and four veterinary appointments between the ages of six and sixteen weeks. These appointments allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.
Getting your pet started on a proper vaccination program early will help keep them healthy for life. As the immunity their mother provided them starts to wane, it is important to time the vaccines properly so their own immune system is prepared to protect them from exposure to diseases.