Caring For Your New Puppy or Kitten

Caring for Your New Puppy or Kitten

If you are welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home, be ready for fun and excitement. Of course, this will come with a little more responsibility. However, if you plan early enough, you may not find these new commitments as overwhelming as you may have expected. Not sure about the right measures to put in place for successful puppy care or kitten care? Follow these tips and guidelines from Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington.

Get the Right Gear

Before your new furry friend arrives, ensure that you have all the materials to make him or her comfortable. The necessary materials differ slightly between puppies and kittens. For puppy care, the essentials include:

  • A new dog bed
  • Training crates
  • Toys
  • Appropriate brushes and combs
  • Assorted food and treats
  • Dishes for food and water

Your kitten care materials should include:

  • A comfortable cat bed
  • Food plate
  • Water bowl
  • Litter box
  • A cat carrier for veterinarian visits
  • Toys
  • Cat brush

Arrange for the Necessary Healthcare

Puppies and kittens are much like a newborn child. The first place you should visit when bringing a new kitten or puppy home should be an animal hospital. During your first visit, our veterinarian will recommend vaccines and other health tips to keep your new pet safe from diseases and parasites.

Get the Right Nutrition for Your Puppy or Kitten

Pets need food to grow. Consult our vet on the best food to keep your puppy or kitten strong and healthy. Clean water is also essential that should always be available around your newborn pet. Ensure that you tidy your new pet’s bed to keep parasites and other health risks away. Clean their plates and water bowls before adding fresh meals.

Train Your New Pet

Get the best toys to keep your newborn pets active. While kittens enjoy interacting with new toys, puppies learn effectively from a training session that involves rewards. If you may need training assistance, our experts are always more than ready to help.

Animal Hospital in Bloomington

For further guidance on integrating a new puppy or kitten into your life, the pet wellness professionals at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital are ready to assist you. We offer training, vaccination, lifestyle advice, nutritional advice, and more. For more information on puppy care, kitten care, or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (309) 663-1414.


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