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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our veterinary team provides expert care and guidance to puppies and kittens as well as their proud owners across Riverside County throughout their key first year of life. 

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Bringing a new kitten or puppy home is certainly a reason to get excited. This cuddly, cute and friendly new family member won't be able to help but bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.

Fun as it may be, there is also some serious health care business to take care of during your new pet's first year of life.

Our vets will develop a custom health care plan in order to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year of life as well as provide you with plenty of guidance and support along the way.

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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.

Followup 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

There are a lot of new responsibilities which come with bringing home a new kitten or puppy. 

In order to help you navigate your young pet's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, information and support to you.

Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Information Packages 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
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information
  • 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

Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!

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New Patients Welcome

Banning Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our experienced and compassionate vets care about the health of animals across Riverside County. Contact us today in order to book your first appointment.

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(951) 849-3864