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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

The first year of your puppy or kitten's life is critical and our vets in Kinston are able to provide you with the high-quality advice, guidance, and care you and your pet needs to get a healthy start at life.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Getting to bring home a new puppy or kitten is exciting! This fluffy, adorable new addition to the family can't help but make everyone who meets them smile.

As joyous as this is, there is also a handful of important health matters to take care of during your new companion's first year.

Your vet will establish a customized health care plan to meet your kitten or puppy's individual requirements. They will also provide you with lots of support and guidance to help you along your journey!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

We recommend that puppies have their first veterinary appointment when they are about six weeks old and kittens at approximately eight weeks.

At this first visit, your new pet will have a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, our vets will look for signs of congenital defects or underlying disorders, and search for external parasites.

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We will also give your puppy or kitten deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and administer their first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

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Finally, for kittens, your vet will conduct a blood test to look for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Follow-up Appointments

Kittens and puppies should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments when they are between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. These visits give our vets the opportunity to assess your furry friend's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Packages

You will have lots of new responsibilities when you bring home a new puppy or kitten.

To help you through your new friend's first year, our vets will offer you lots of guidance, support, and useful information.

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

  • Nutrition information
  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets, already living in your home
  • Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
  • Basic puppy training guidelines

Our vets are here to answer any questions you might have, and put to rest any of your concerns. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to start a wonderful life together!

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Always Welcoming New Patients

Five Oaks Animal Hospital is thrilled to be accepting new patients! Our qualified vets are passionate about the health of Kinston companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(252) 686-8601