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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care in Douglasville

During your puppy or kitten's critical first year of life, our Douglasville veterinarians provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality veterinary care.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a joyous occasion! Everyone who comes into contact with this adorable, cuddly new family member smiles.

As entertaining as it may be, there is some serious health care to attend to during your new pet's first year of life.

During your pet's first year, your veterinarian will create a personalized health care plan to meet their unique needs, as well as provide you with plenty of support and guidance!

Puppies & Kittens, Douglasville Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should see their first veterinarian around the age of six weeks, and kittens around the age of eight weeks.

Your pet will have a complete physical examination during this first visit to assess their overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We will also administer roundworm and hookworm deworming medications, as well as the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, a blood test for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus will be performed.

Follow-up Appointments

Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should have 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. Our veterinarians can assess your pet's overall health and administer vaccines on time during these visits.

Your Pet's First Year

We want to make sure you and your puppy or kitten have everything you'll need to start a happy life together!

Our veterinarians will provide plenty of guidance, support, and useful information to help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year. 

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New Patients Welcome

Douglasville Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Douglasville companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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