Kitten & Puppy Care

Puppies and Kittens will require a series of examinations, vaccinations and deworming in the first 4 months of life. At Huntington Animal Hospital we are examining your puppy or kitten to ensure they are growing properly, receiving proper nutrition, and to make sure they have not inherited common diseases or genetic abnormalities. During these exams we are also happy to discuss behaviour, house training, crate training, methods to deter chewing and any other concerns you may have.

We commonly recommend vaccinating puppies and kittens at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Your puppy or kitten has been born with maternal antibodies to protect them from fatal disease, however as they grow these antibodies decline, which is why they require a booster vaccine.

Puppies and kittens should not interact with unvaccinated dogs or cats, sick animals or populated areas where other cats and dogs gather (parks, off leash parks, pet stores, etc) until they have received their complete series of vaccines.

At Huntington Animal Hospital we recommend feeding your puppy or kitten an appropriate good quality commercial diet formulated for growing animals. An all stages diet is not recommended as they commonly do not contain sufficient levels of protein, calories and minerals required for growth.

It is our recommendation that puppies and kittens be spayed or neutered at or around 6 months of age.