Puppy & Kitten Care

Puppy and kitten care is of the utmost importance if you want to create a solid foundation for a happy and healthy, long-time companion. The healthcare your pet receives is one of the most important factors in determining how long your pet will live and how healthy it will remain during its lifetime. This is why early visits with your pet to see our veterinarian at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital in Charlotte, NC are so important.


Early Veterinary Care for Pets – Why it Matters

The first few months of your puppy or kitten’s life are critical for development and optimal health. From early vaccinations and routine medical care to checking for developmental delays to early warnings about potential problems, it is essential to give your pet the healthiest start possible. Early life puppy and kitten care is an ideal way to show your furry friend just how much they mean to you.

Dental Care for Puppies and Kittens

Kittens and puppies alike need to take good care of their teeth. Unfortunately, that means their owners need to take care of their teeth, which isn’t always an easy task. Our veterinarian provides dental care services including regular dental checkups and cleanings. We can also recommend at-home treatments for specific dental care needs as well as treats that are good for helping to develop strong, healthy teeth in pets. We can even help solve some of your pet’s bad breath problems so everyone can breathe easier.

Pet Vaccinations

Both kittens and puppies have a list of vaccinations they need in their first year of life. Some will be continuous requirements throughout their lives. These vaccinations are essential for helping your pet avoid some of the nastier, more devastating illnesses out there. It not only spares your precious pet from experiencing these illnesses and conditions but spares you the pain of watching your pet go through them.

Early Wellness Visits

During these first crucial months, early wellness visits get your pet familiar with the staff and how things work in your veterinarian’s office. This allows your pet to get familiar and at ease with the staff and it helps nervous pets avoid unnecessary stress when going to the vet. It’s important and can change the way your puppy or kitten feels about meeting strangers and/or receiving veterinary care.

Veterinary Care in Charlotte

At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital in Charlotte, NC, we understand the importance of early exposure to the routine of our office and how we care for your pets. Contact us today at (704) 563-5858 with any concerns you may have over your pet’s health and how our puppy and kitten care services can help your new furry friend.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I took Jasmine here for the first time and I can't say enough good things about this animal hospital, Dr Huskey and her staff. They all went over and above helping me to diagnose my dog with lymphoma and get her treatment started."
    Michelle D.
  • "Thankful for a kind, caring, ethical group of professionals that work hard at keeping Luka and Chloe healthy! I have been very pleased with every visit and would definitely recommend the Hickory Grove Animal Hospital."
    Laura R.