Getting Started - Puppies and Kittens

Getting Started

We recommend starting vaccinations between 6-8 weeks old for both puppies and kittens.

Your first visit,

Puppies 

- DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)

-Fecal Check

- Flea/tick prevention

-Heartworm/dewormer and your first exam

Kittens 

- FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calcivirus, Panleukopenia)

-Fecal check

-Flea/Tick prevention and your first exam


Your second visit, (3-4 weeks later)

Puppies - DHPP, Flea/tick prevention, Heartworm pill

Kittens - FVRCP, Flea/tick prevention


 Your third visit, ( 3-4 weeks later)

Puppies - DHLPP   (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospira,  Parvovirus, Parainfluenza), Flea/tick prevention, Heartworm pill

Kittens - FVRCP, Flea/tick prevention


Your fourth visit, (3-4 weeks later)

Puppies - DHLPP, Flea/tick prevention, Heartworm pill

Kittens - FVRCP, Flea/tick prevention

RV1 (rabies, 1 year),  must get this updated on time next year, to receive a 3 year rabies. Note the “year” is not by how old your pet is, but how long the vaccine is good for.



The last thing to do is at 5-6 months old, set up spay/neuter appointment. At this time it is best to micro-chip. Only because the pet is sleeping. But this can be done at any time.

Puppies will also need to do a 4DX Heartworm test at 6 months of age.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center

Monday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 5:00 -6:00 pm Kennel pick up only

Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm beginning and after October 1, 2018