At The Pet Hospital of Madison, we enjoy meeting new pets and helping their owners provide a path of continued good health. There is much excitement in owning a new puppy or kitten, and we look forward to watching your young pet grow into being an integral part of your family.

Pet Parasite Prevention

Young puppies and kittens often have parasites such as ear mites, fleas, intestinal worms, and other issues. We recommend your new family member have his or her first veterinary appointment within 72 hours of being introduced to your home so we can detect and treat any parasite issues before they affect other members of your family.

Wellness Exams and Vaccinations

Puppies should be seen 4 times and kittens 3 times to complete the young pet preventive care series. At these appointments, we will administer vaccinations and examine your pet’s growth and progress, as well as run any health screenings. Once the puppy and kitten visits are complete, your pet will be scheduled for yearly wellness exams, but we will always be available to you should any concerns arise in between visits.

Puppy Exams and Vaccinations Kitten Exams and Vaccinations
First visit: About 6 weeks of age First visit: About 6 weeks of age

- Complete physical exam
- DHP-P vaccination
- Intestinal parasite screening
- Deworming medications
- Heartworm and flea preventives
- Counseling on nutrition
- Training tips

- Complete physical exam
- FVRCP vaccination
- Feline leukemia and FIV screening
- Intestinal parasite screening
- Deworming medication
- Heartworm and flea preventives
Second visit: About 9 weeks of age Second visit: About 9 weeks of age
- Complete physical exam
- DHP-P booster vaccination
- Follow-up intestinal parasite screening, if necessary
- Deworming medications
- Complete physical exam
- FVRCP booster vaccination
- Feline leukemia vaccination if at risk
- Follow-up intestinal parasite screening, if necessary
- Deworming medication
Third visit: About 12 weeks of age Third visit: About 12 weeks of age
- Complete physical exam
- DHP-P booster vaccination
- Rabies vaccination
- Follow-up intestinal parasite screening, if necessary
- Deworming medications
- Counseling on spaying/neutering
- Complete physical exam
- FVRCP booster vaccination
- Feline leukemia booster vaccination if at risk
- Rabies vaccination
- Follow-up intestinal parasite screening, if necessary
- Deworming medication
- Counseling on spaying/neutering
Final puppy visit: About 15 weeks of age  

- Complete physical exam
- DHLPP vaccination
- Bordetella vaccination
- Follow-up intestinal parasite screening, if necessary

 

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