Congratulations on your decision to adopt a new puppy or kitten! These tiny bundles of fun bring big love to their new families, and the perfect way to return the affection is by treating your new puppy or kitten to a lifetime of good health.
At True Care Veterinary Hospital, we love meeting your new pets, and we encourage you to schedule a wellness exam as soon as possible so your pet can start off on the right paw!
Puppy Care in Howell, NJ/Kitten Care in Howell, NJ
If you’re looking for the ideal vet for puppy or vet for kitten, True Care has you covered! At your pet’s initial visit, we’ll conduct a thorough physical exam, make sure your pet is free from external and internal parasites, and discuss a wide range of important topics, including:
- Past records from breeder or shelter
- Nutritional needs
- When to spay/neuter
- Parasite prevention
- Housetraining/Litter box training
Does My Puppy Need Shots?
Puppies need a series of vaccinations over the course of their first few months to set them up for a lifetime of good health. Your veterinarian will create a personalized vaccination schedule that best meets the needs of your puppy. Your puppy’s vaccination schedule could look something like this:
- 6-8 weeks: Distemper and parvo (optional: Bordetella)
- 10-12 weeks: DHPP for distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvo (optional: influenza, leptospirosis, Lyme, Bordetella)
- 16-18 weeks: Rabies and DHPP
- 12-16 months: Rabies and DHPP
- Every 1-2 years: DHPP
- Every 1-3 years: Rabies
Does My Cat Need Shots?
It’s important to make sure your new kitten has the appropriate vaccinations to protect against communicable diseases. At True Care, your vet will recommend only what is necessary depending on your cat’s individual needs. Your kitten’s vaccination schedule might look like this:
- 6-8 weeks: FVRCP for feline rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia (strongly recommended: FeLV for feline leukemia)
- 10-12 weeks: FVRCP, FeLV (highly recommended)
- 14-16 weeks: FVRCP, rabies, FeLV (highly recommended)
- 1 year: FVRCP booster, rabies booster
A Word on Dental Care
Without a doubt you’ve taken note of your kitten’s or puppy’s tiny toofers and marveled at how white they are. To keep them that way—and to ward off gum disease—it’s important to start caring for your pet’s pearly whites at a young age. Waiting until your pet shows signs of gum disease could put your pet at risk of serious illness. We’re happy to discuss ways to keep your pet’s mouth and teeth healthy for a lifetime!
True Care Veterinary Hospital: Your Vet for Puppy and Vet for Kitten
Caring for a new pet is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and regular wellness exams are an important part of any pet care routine. Contact us with any questions about your puppy or kitten or to schedule a visit.
Molly and Oscar have been patients of Dr. Tullio for several years. I have been very pleased with his care‚ his expertise‚ and his understanding with my two Wheatens. Dr. Tullio has been quick to diagnose any issues and remedy all of the problems we’ve had. I look forward to many more years working with Dr. Tullio. I wish him well in his venture.
Dr. Tullio has always treated our dogs with great knowledge‚ care‚ and compassion‚ and we have grown to know him quite well. We have been so completely impressed with Dr. Tullio’s consistent excellence in care and services that we wanted to share our experience with others. We are pleased to recommend as the place to go for both quality treatment and compassionate care for your furry family members.
When my parents’ dog Kya died very suddenly a few years ago‚ their regular vet was not at work that day. But thankfully‚ Dr. Tullio was and treated my parents and their dog as if he was their doctor for the past 15 years—doing everything he could to try and revive Kya and by being so compassionate to my parents in the waiting room after having to deliver the sad news. We truly can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Tullio and can’t wait for him to open his new facility! Thank you.
—Lori Forrest & Bob Leahy
Doctor Tullio is a kind, caring gentleman who has cared for my cocker spaniels for many years now. He has always been helpful‚ honest‚ and understanding with my pets and me. He is a man I trust completely and have and do refer others to him. Any pet owner can feel safe and secure in trusting their beloved pets to his skilled hands.
—Margaret Rowe‚ Howell‚ NJ