Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care

There’s nothing like the thrill of bringing home a new kitten or puppy. At the same time, these cuties come with responsibility. Puppies and kittens need special care to enhance their growth and development. With the help of Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville, your kitten or pup will get the veterinary care he needs.

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Caring for Your Baby Pet

Scheduling an appointment with your Gainesville veterinarian is your first step to caring for your baby pet. We’ll examine your pet to ensure he’s in good health and start procedures for parasite control. We can also provide valuable counsel on your pet’s diet, house training, socialization habits and behavior so you’ll know what to expect. Working with a local animal hospital makes it easier to get the pet care help and services you need.    


At 8 weeks old, your baby pet should start getting vaccinations. He’ll receive booster vaccines from your Gainesville veterinarian at regular intervals (every 3-4 weeks) until he’s 16 weeks old. These vaccines will stimulate his immune system to protect him from the disease. All pets need core vaccinations for rabies and feline or canine distemper. We may recommend additional vaccines if your pet is at high risk of getting specific diseases such as feline leukemia or canine Lyme a disease and kennel cough. When your pet is 6 months old, he can be spayed or neutered.

Our Program

At Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive puppy and kitten pet care program that includes:

  • Preventative Care/Wellness Exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite Control 
  • Spay or Neuter Surgeries
  • Nutrition and Behavior Counseling

We’re a full-service animal hospital that’s fully equipped to meet your pet care needs from babyhood all the way through his senior years.

Schedule a Visit At Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville Today!

To schedule a visit at Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville, call 352-373-8055 today.


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