Puppy and Kitten Care

If you are planning to adopt a kitten or a puppy, you should understand that young animals require more care than adults. Before bringing your new pet home, here are some tips provided by us at Forest Hill Animal Hospital in Germantown on caring for your puppy or kitten.  

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Primary Care for Puppies and Kittens

Before bringing your pet home, you should have everything they will need. Young animals need food designed especially for them. Your pet should also have small bowls they can easily reach. You should also have a comfortable place for your pet to sleep.

Wellness Exams

It is essential that your pet sees the veterinarian every year. During these visits, your pet's weight, skin, fur, and overall health will be checked to catch problems early.


Kittens and puppies need to be vaccinated to ensure their health in the future. Your veterinarian can go over your pet's vaccination needs at the first appointment so that you can be sure they stay up to date on their shots.

Parasite Control

Heartworm is a very serious condition in pets. Your pet will need to take heartworm medication regularly to keep heartworm and other parasites at bay.

Spaying and Neutering

It is a good idea to have your pet spayed and neutered when they become old enough. Spaying a female cat will keep her from spraying in the house. If you have a male dog or cat, neutering him will help him be less hostile, and he won't try to escape to find a mate. These procedures also eliminate the possibility of certain types of cancer.

Behavior Training and Socialization

Behavior training and socialization is essential when your pet is very young. Kittens are easy to train because they learn how to use the litter box very early on. Potty training a dog can take much longer. It is also essential to teach your dog to socialize by spending time with other humans and dogs.

Benefits of Pet Insurance Early On

Since vet bills can get expensive, you should think about getting pet insurance as soon as you bring your new puppy or kitten home. This will help cut the cost of their vet bills.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you are planning to adopt a puppy or a kitten, you should make an appointment with Forest Hill Animal Hospital in Germantown. Our veterinarian can care for your puppy or kitten to ensure they remain happy and healthy.  


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  • "Dr Johnson was great with Lily and explained everything to us. We felt like we are in good hands with him !"
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  • "Dr. Hanks was wonderful with our grandpup, Clay! He was totally calm and never got nervous or shaky. Happily, he got a great report on everything."
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