New puppies and kittens bring with them a whirlwind of emotions and questions.

  • This housetraining thing is not working. What do I do?
  • Is his behavior normal for a puppy/kitten?
  • My puppy is eating his and other dogs’ poop. Why?
  • My pet pees on the floor every time I come home. How can I stop it?
  • And the list goes on…

Rather than search the internet for the right answer, you need the peace of mind and guidance that a veterinary professional can provide. Schedule a wellness visit with us today by calling (801) 489-MEOW (6369).

In the meantime, we have listed below an outline of the recommended healthcare for puppies and kittens.


Puppy Healthcare Plan

6 weeks old
Health Examination (Doctor)
Hill’s Puppy Small Bites Kit
Interceptor Puppy Kit, 5.7 mg.
DHP 1st Puppy Vaccine
*Intestinal Parasite Screen

9 weeks old
Vitals Exam (Nurse)
DHP 2nd Puppy Vaccine
*Interceptor/Heartgard

12 weeks old
Puppy Progress Exam (Doctor)
DHP 3rd Puppy Vaccine
Oral Bordetella Vaccination

16 weeks old
Vitals Exam (Nurse)
Rabies Vaccination, Canine 1y
DHP 4th Puppy Vaccination

It is vital that your puppy receive the vaccines on schedule. Vaccines should be given no sooner than every 3 weeks and no later than every 4 weeks.

The first visit will always be with the doctor regardless of the age of the pet.

*Intestinal Parasite Screening: Please bring a small stool sample (quarter-sized and less than 24 hours old) to the appointment. The Intestinal Parasite Screen checks for hookworm, whipworm, roundworm, giardia and coccidia. Preventative treatment is Interceptor or Heartgard.

Puppies under 6 months of age that are started on a heartworm preventative (Interceptor/Heartgard) will not need a heartworm test until 2 years old. Dogs over 7 months will need a heartworm test if they’ve never been on a preventative. Heartworm tests are needed every 2 years, as long as your pet has received the preventative medicine on a regular monthly basis. If your pet has not received their monthly dose for longer than 2 months, they will need to be retested.

Puppies can have their castration(neuter) or ovariohysterectomy (spay) on the 3rd or 4th visit when they are 12-16 weeks old.

Kitten Healthcare Plan

6 weeks old
Health Examination (Doctor)
FVRCP 1st Kitten Vaccine
*Intestinal Parasite Screen

9 weeks old
Vitals Exam (Nurse)
FELV 1st Kitten Vaccine
FVRCP 2nd Kitten Vaccine
*Revolution (per dose)

12 weeks old
Kitty Progress Exam (Doctor)
FVRCP Booster/Rabies Vaccine
FELV Booster Vaccine

It is vital that your kitten receive the vaccines on schedule. Vaccines should be given no sooner than every 3 weeks and no later than every 4 weeks.

The first visit will always be with the doctor regardless of the age of the pet.

*Intestinal Parasite Screening: Please bring a small stool sample (quarter-sized and less than 24 hours old) to the appointment. The Intestinal Parasite Screen checks for hookworm, whipworm, roundworm, giardia and coccidia. Preventative treatment is Revolution.

Kittens can have their castration(neuter) or ovariohysterectomy (spay) on the last visit when they are 12-16 weeks old.


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