Your pets long term health is dependent on the quality of care they receive during their first year of life. We provide advice, professional guidance, and high-quality veterinary care to Torrance and Carson puppies and kittens.
Care for Puppies & Kittens
The day that a new puppy or kitten is brought into your home is an exciting one! Your cuddly, cute and energetic new family member is sure to bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees them.
That being said, there are some serious health matters to attend to for new pet parents during their young pet's first year.
Your vet can create a custom care plan geared to your pet's unique needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of guidance and support along the way!
Your Pet’s First Appointment
You should aim to bring your new puppy in for a veterinary appointment when they are around 6 weeks old and your kitten around 8 weeks.
During this visit, our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive physical examination to asses your pet's health, check them for any external parasites, and keep an eye out for any congenital defects.
Your new pet will be given deworming medication for both roundworms and hookworms, as well as their first round of vaccinations from our veterinarian.
Last, but not least. we will conduct blood tests on new kittens to check them for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.
From the ages of six to sixteen weeks, kittens and puppies should attend between three and four veterinary appointments. These visits allow our vet team to accurately assess your pet's overall health and administer their vaccinations on schedule.
Puppy & Kitten Packages
While you have a new friend who will bring you years of joy and memories, a new puppy or kitten also comes with many new responsibilities.
We are here to help guide you through your kitten or puppy's first year. Our Torrance Companion Animal Hospital veterinary team will give your plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.
Our kitten and puppy packages contain everything you will need to know about your pet's early development, including:
- Nutrition information
- A vaccination and medical care schedule
- Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home
- Basic puppy training guidelines
- Information on spaying and neutering your pet
- Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
We look forward to meeting you and your new family member and answering any questions you have. We want to make sure that you and your kitten or puppy have have everything you need to start your lives together!