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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our Long Beach vets are here to provide you with all the guidance and veterinary care you need to help your new friend get off to a good start in life.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is an exciting time! Your cute, cuddly new family member is sure to bring joy to everyone around them. 

However, as fun as this time is, there are a number of healthcare matters that must be attended to in the first year of your pet's life.

Your vet will work with you to create a custom health care plan that is suited to your pet's unique needs and offer plenty of guidance and support along the way!

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Puppy & Kitten Wellness Plans 

Get all the routine and preventive veterinary services your new friend needs in their first year of life with easy monthly payments when you sign up for a Pet Wellness Plan. 

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first veterinary appointment around six weeks of age, and kittens around eight weeks.

During this initial visit, your 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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We will also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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

Follow-up Appointments

Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits allow our vets to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten comes with a lot of new responsibilities.

To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

Our kitten and puppy information packs contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:

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

Our vets are happy to answer any questions you have about caring for your new pet and put any concerns you have to rest. We want to make sure you have all the information and support you need to set your puppy or kitten up for success. 

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New Patients Welcome

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

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