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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care in Wisconsin Dells

The veterinary team at our Wisconsin Dells facility is proud to be able to provide the highest quality of veterinary care throughout your kitten or puppy's critical first year of life.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is a reason to get excited! Your buddy and cute new family member won't be able to help but bring a smile to the faces of everyone who sees them.

As fun as your young pet may be, there is also some serious health care business you will need to attend to during the first year of your companion's life.

Our vets will develop a customized health care plan according to your pet's specific needs throughout their first year and will be sure to provide you with ample support and guidance all along the way.

Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care in Wisconsin Dells

Your Pet’s First Appointment

Ideally, puppies should have their first veterinary appointment at about 6 weeks old. Kittens should have theirs at around 8 weeks old

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.

For kittens, during their first visit, we will perform a blood test to ensure that feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus aren't present in their body.

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We will administer deworming treatments for hookworms, roundworms and other intestinal parasites in addition to your pet's fir round of kitten or puppy vaccinations.

Between 6 and 16 weeks, cats should receive the Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia, Feline Leukemia, Rabies, and Feline Leukemia 2 vaccines. This includes booster shots for rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, and chlamydia. After the first year, cats should receive yearly boosters of all these vaccinations, unless otherwise indicated by your vet.

Between 6 and 16 weeks, dogs should receive the DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), Lyme, and Rabies vaccines. This includes boosters for DHPP. The Bordetella vaccine is optional, but we highly recommend that your puppy receive it. After the first year, dogs should receive yearly boosters of all these vaccinations, unless otherwise indicated by your vet.

It is important to make sure that your pet's companions are current on all vaccinations in order to safeguard them from a range of contagious and potentially deadly illnesses. Regular vaccinations can help prevent the spread of disease and keep your pet healthy for years to come. 

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Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

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

In order to help you in navigating your kitten or puppy's first year, our team will be sure to provide your pet with quality care and you with plenty of advice, support and information.

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

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

Our veterinarians will be happy to answer any questions you may have and put any concerns or worries you have to rest. We want to ensure that you and your kitten or puppy have everything you need to start your wonderful lives together.

Follow-up Appointments

Puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks.

These initial visits give our veterinarians the chance to assess your pet's overall health and well-being as well as to administer their routine vaccinations on schedule.

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

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