Puppy and Kitten Care

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is a joyous occasion, and at WNC Veterinary Hospital in Arden and Asheville, NC, we are here to support you in providing the best care for your new furry family member.

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Veterinary Visits for Puppies & Kittens

Your First Appointment Matters
Puppies and kittens require specialized care from the very beginning. Schedule their first veterinary appointment to:

Establish a Baseline: Our veterinarians will conduct a thorough examination to establish your pet’s baseline health, ensuring any potential issues are identified early.

Vaccination Schedule: We’ll discuss and initiate a vaccination schedule tailored to protect your puppy or kitten from common diseases.

Nutritional Guidance: Proper nutrition is crucial during the early stages of life.

Key vaccinations for puppies and kittens include

Core Vaccines: Essential vaccinations that protect against common and potentially serious diseases.

Rabies Vaccine: Required by law and essential for your pet’s safety and public health.

Feline Leukemia Vaccine (for Kittens): Protects against a contagious and potentially fatal virus.

Preventive Care for Puppies and Kittens

Our preventive care services include:

Parasite Control: Addressing and preventing fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites to ensure your pet’s well-being.

Dental Care: Early dental care is crucial. We’ll provide guidance on oral hygiene and schedule cleanings as needed.

Behavioral Consultations: Addressing any behavioral concerns early on to foster a positive relationship between you and your pet.

When to Begin Puppy and Kitten Care

Begin puppy and kitten care:

As Soon As You Bring Them Home: The sooner you start veterinary care, the better the foundation for a healthy life.

Before Interaction with Other Pets: Ensure your new pet is protected and healthy before introducing them to other animals.

As part of Responsible Ownership: Puppy and kitten care is an essential aspect of responsible pet ownership, promoting their well-being throughout their lives.

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