Puppy & Kitten Care

Puppy and kitten snuggling

Although puppies and kittens receive natural immunity against many diseases from their mother, this protection is short-lived. Vista veterinarians are experts at recommending and providing:

  • a species-specific immunization schedule that will protect your puppy or kitten against the many serious, life-threatening diseases to which young animals are susceptible, taking into account animal health care threats that may vary by local conditions, and
  • appropriate treatment or laboratory tests to ensure that your little one is free of potentially debilitating and fatal parasites (which may also be transmitted to humans). Early detection and treatment is critical to your entire family's health.

Puppy and Kitten Health

Over the course of several visits, you may expect your pup to be vaccinated against:

  • adenovirus
  • distemper
  • hepatitis
  • parainfluenza
  • parvo virus
  • rabies

A laboratory test to detect internal parasites will be done as well. Kittens receive a test to determine the presence of feline leukemia, and they are typically inoculated to prevent:

  • calicivirus
  • distemper
  • feline leukemia (if test is negative)
  • rabies
  • Rhinotracheitis

The veterinarians and their staff are eager to provide accurate information and explanations about new puppy or kitten behaviors, offer practical strategies to prevent problems of developing pets, and advice to correct early behavioral problems.