Puppy & Kitten Care for a Healthy, Happy Pet

puppies and kittens

Warm Springs Animal Hospital welcomes new puppies and kittens! The first year is a vulnerable one for any pet. We guide you throughout this critical time, to protect your new companion and provide a healthy start.

First Year Visits

Following is a typical first year schedule for basic puppy or kitten care. Depending on specific needs, your pet’s plan may be different. Contact our hospital to schedule your new pet wellness visit.

Age Kittens Puppies

7 Weeks:

  • FVRCP #1—Feline viral rhinotracheitis/calicivirus/panleukopenia
  • Stool exam/deworming
  • Feline leukemia testing
  • Flea treatment or prevention
  • DHPP #1—Distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza/parvovirus
  • Bordetella vaccine #1
  • Stool exam/deworming
  • Flea treatment and prevention
  • Heartworm, if traveling

10 Weeks:

  • FVRCP #2
  • Feline leukemia vaccine #1
  • Stool exam/deworming
  • DHPP #2
  • Bordetella vaccine #2
  • Stool exam/deworming

13 Weeks:

    FVRCP #3
  • Feline leukemia vaccine #2
  • Stool exam/deworming
  • DHPP #3
  • Stool exam/deworming

16 Weeks:

  • FVRCP#4
  • Rabies
  • Stool exam/deworming
  • DHPP #4
  • Rabies
  • Stool exam/deworming

6 Months:

  • Stool exam/deworming
  • Spay or neuter
    Stool exam/deworming
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Spay or neuter

If you are not a breeder, we recommend spaying or neutering all pets in the first year.

Enjoy these guides from AAHA for puppy and kitten care:

Healthy Nutrition

High-quality puppy or kitten food is necessary for healthy growth and development. Our veterinarians will provide you with an appropriate diet plan for your new pet, including high-quality pet foods and treats.

Visit the Hills website for nutritional information for puppies and for kittens.

Behavioral Support

Establish healthy boundaries with your new puppy or kitten, for a positive and enjoyable relationship that lasts a lifetime. Perhaps you wish to train your puppy to be a wonderful and dependable companion or litter box train your new kitten. Our team is here to advise and guide you during that critical first year.

To further assist you in establishing healthy boundaries and positive interactions with your companions, we recommend training at these local establishments: