Puppy & Kitten Care

Your Guide to Puppy and Kitten Care in Sault Ste. Marie

There is perhaps nothing more exciting than bringing home a new puppy or kitten for everyone to love. Although pats and cuddles are important, your new pet does need a lot more than that to grow up into a healthy, well-adjusted dog or cat. Thankfully, our Sault Ste. Marie veterinarian at Sault Animal Hospital is here to help you navigate the days ahead and provide just the right level of puppy and kitten care.

To forge ahead in providing excellent kitten and puppy care, you need to learn all about his nutrition needs. Our veterinarian will help you select the perfect food, find the right portion sizes, and set up a beneficial feeding schedule. By getting these details pinned down, you will find it is much easier to house train your pet.

Your puppy and kitten will need to come to our animal hospital at regular intervals for checkups. During the health checks, our vet will take your pet’s weight and vitals, then verify he is growing normally. You can report any abnormalities with your pet’s health or behavior at that time to receive additional support if needed.

To help build your puppy or kitten’s immunity to potentially life-threatening diseases, he needs to receive his vaccinations on schedule as recommended by our veterinarian. The initial vaccinations and booster shots slowly ramp up his immunity, giving him lasting protection from serious illnesses.

Puppies and kittens can benefit from socialization sessions, starting from the first week they are home. These sessions introduce them to the world around them to prevent fears and help them become well-adjusted. You can introduce your pet to new people, objects, and movements while offering plenty of praise or treats. After your puppy and kitten have received their first few rounds of vaccinations, you can even introduce them to other animals and give them play time together.

It is important to bring your new puppy or kitten to see our vet soon after he arrives home. To receive kitten and puppy care, you can easily schedule an appointment at Sault Animal Hospital by giving us a call at 906-635-5910 Our Sault Ste. Marie veterinarian looks forward to meeting your new pet and providing all the puppy care or kitten care he needs.