Our experienced Clarksville, TN vets provide guidance, advice, and the highest quality of veterinary care during your puppy or kitten's critical first year of life.

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Care for Puppies & Kittens

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is an exciting time! Your cute, cuddly new family member is bound to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Fun as it may be, taking care of your new puppy or kitten is a big responsibility and there is some important vet care that they need during their first year of life.

Our vets can develop a custom health care plan specifically to meet your pet's needs during their first year. We will also provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!

Puppies & Kittens, Clarksville Veterinarians

Your Pet’s First Appointment

At around six weeks of age, it's time for your puppy to come in for their first veterinary appointment. Kittens should see a vet for the first time at about eight 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.

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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

Between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, puppies and kittens should attend 3 to 4 veterinary appointments. These visits give our vets an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Information Packs

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

To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team at Overwatch Animal Hospital will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

Our Kitten and Puppy information packs 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
  • 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
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information

Our veterinary team is always 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 young pet have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!

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