First Steps to a Happy and Healthy New Kitten or Puppy

Puppy and Kitten CareWhether you have just become a new “parent” to a puppy or kitten for the first time, or you’re adding another to an already full house of pets, we’re excited to help you learn about raising your little one!

Your New Pet’s First Year

At Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital, we’ll do far more than simply administer vaccinations. Throughout your puppy or kitten’s first few months, we will monitor your pet’s development at every visit. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about what behaviors are normal for a puppy or kitten (and how to keep them out of trouble!) or how and when proper training should begin.

We’ll discuss with you which foods are best suited to your pet’s breed and lifestyle, answer questions about how you can avoid common household hazards for pets, suggest simple ways to keep your pet’s teeth clean (and breath fresh!), how to prevent worms, and just pass along common-sense tips about raising a puppy or kitten that can only come from years of experience.

Providing the right vaccinations for a puppy or kitten is important, but it is only one small part of raising a happy, healthy, and well-behaved pet. At Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on being an important resource for information on raising a puppy or kitten during this important, formative time in their lives.