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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

The vets at our Groton animal hospital are here to provide your puppy or kitten with high-quality veterinary care, as well as, give you any guidance and advice you may require during your new pet's first year.

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Veterinary Care for Puppies & Kittens

It's always exciting to bring home a new puppy or kitten! This adorable new addition to the family is helpless in the way they make everyone who sees them smile.

While this is fun, there are also some important health care matters to take care of during your new furry companion's first year of life.

Your vet will establish a customized health care plan to meet the specific needs of your puppy or kitten during their first year, and provide you with lots of support and guidance throughout this process!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

It's ideal for puppies to attend their first veterinary appointment when they are roughly six weeks old, and kittens when they are approximately eight weeks.

During their first visit, your young 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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Our team will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and their first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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

Follow-up Appointments

We recommend bringing your young pets in for 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your puppy or kitten's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Packages

Bringing home a new kitten or puppy comes with many new responsibilities.

To help you through your furry friend's first year, our veterinary team will provide you with plenty of support, guidance, and useful information.

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

  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • 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 that already reside in your home
  • Nutrition information
  • Basic puppy training guidelines

Our veterinarians will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have to help you through this exciting time. We want to make sure that you and your kitten or puppy have everything you require to start a wonderful life together!

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New Patients Welcome

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

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(860) 449-9800