Puppy and Kitten Care

There aren't many things more enjoyable than a puppy or a kitten, but that little bundle of joy also comes with the responsibility of constant trips outside will housebreaking, training to avoid long term bad habits, and certainly starting a course for routine care to ensure your puppy or kitten is as healthy as they are energetic.

Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks, with routine boosters through the time they are 16 weeks (4 months). Deworming should also be included in these early months, due the fact that young animals are both more likely to eat something that could contain worm eggs, as well as the fact that their internal body systems are not developed like an adult dog or cat, and are therefore more susceptible to internal parasites.

In addition to routine vaccinations, and deworming, a nutritious diet is an important aspect of healthy development. Puppies and kittens need a diet that is more nutrient dense than mature dogs and cats.

To curb overpopulation of dogs and cats, it is also encouraged to spay or neuter your new pet. Not only does this help with the issue of overpopulation of dogs and cats, but it also helps with behavioral issues, as well as reduces certain health risks later in life if puppies and kittens are spayed or neutered.