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Puppy & Kitten Veterinary Care

Our veterinary team are here to provide guidance, advice, and knowledgable veterinary care to your Lafayette kitten or puppy during their critical first year.

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Puppies & Kittens

Bringing home a new kitten or puppy is cause for celebration. The new addition to your family will be sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. 

As fun as they may be, however, your new kitten or puppy will need to visit a veterinary hospital throughout their first year  ot take care some serious healthcare business. 

Your vet will develop a custom health care plan to meet your pet's specific needs during their first year, and provide you with plenty of support and guidance along the way!

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Your Pet’s First Appointment

Ideally, puppies and kittens should have their first appointment with our vets around the age of 7 weeks.

During this initial visit, your pet will receive a complete physical examination to assess their overall health, look for signs of any congenital defects, and check for external parasites.

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We will administer deworming medications for both hookworms and roundworms, and will provide your pet with the first rounds of puppy and kitten vaccinations. 

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Finally, for kittens, we will perform a blood test to check for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

Followup Appointments

Puppies and kittens should attend between three and four veterinary checkups between 6 and 16 weeks old. These checkups allow our vets to monitor your young pet's health and administer vaccines right on schedule.

Puppy & Kitten Packages

Bringing home a new kitten or puppy comes with many new responsibilities. 

To help you navigate your puppy or kitten's first year, our team will provide plenty of guidance, support, and helpful information.

Our Kitten Packages and Puppy Packages contain everything you'll need to know about your pet’s early development, including:

  • A vaccination and medical care schedule
  • Information on spaying and neutering your pet
  • Basic puppy training guidelines
  • Nutrition information
  • Information on common medical problems such as heartworm disease, feline leukemia, and zoonosis
  • Tips for how to socialize your puppy or kitten with animals and people, including pets already living in your home

Our vets will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and put any concerns or worries to rest. We want to make sure that you and your puppy or kitten have everything you need to begin a wonderful life together!

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New patients are always welcome.

We look forward to meeting your beloved pet at St. Francis Veterinary Hospital.

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151 S Beadle Rd Lafayette LA 70508 US


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    • Monday:07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Tuesday:07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Wednesday:07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Thursday:07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday:07:30 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

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