Getting your pet's healthcare off on the right foot is critical, our Austin veterinarians provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality of kitten and puppy vet care.

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Puppy and Kitten Vet Care in Austin

Adding a rambunctious and cuddly new member of the family is an exciting time!

There is important work to do when you bring home a puppy or kitten; however, your pet's first year of life is also filled with serious health care requirements.

At Northwest Austin Veterinary Center you and your vet will work together to make a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year.

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Puppies should ideally have their first appointment around six weeks, while kittens should have theirs at around eight weeks.

During this visit, your pet receives a complete physical exam to assess its overall health, look for signs of congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We also administer deworming medications for roundworms and hookworms, and the first round of puppy or kitten vaccinations.

Finally, we perform a blood test on the kittens to check for feline leukemia as well as feline immunodeficiency virus.

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Scheduling 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.

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