Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppies and kittens are among the most adorable creatures in the universe, but they require a lot of care to ensure they grow into healthy dogs and cats. If you live in Cincinnati, you don't have to search far for a veterinarian near you. Instead, you can bring them to Westside Animal Hospital.

Puppy Kitten Care


There are numerous diseases that could pose problems for puppies and kittens, as their immune systems are still developing. Fortunately, there is a series of vaccines that can help keep them in excellent health. Your vet will inform you of the timeline for bringing them in for those shots.

Conditions Treated

We treat a wide range of conditions, including parasites. It's crucial to deworm them as well. Our vet is on the lookout for issues such as:

•           Upper Respiratory Illnesses - Kittens are most susceptible to this, and they can also develop a secondary bacterial infection.

•           Pneumonia - This is more of an issue for puppies, and it can occur due to stress from transitioning to a new home. It's essential to monitor your puppy's breathing as it can be life-threatening.

•           GI Issues - Puppies can have sensitive stomachs, especially when stressed. Watch out for symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.

You also need to ensure you avoid accidental harm such as sitting on them. Monitor their behavior closely. If they experience diarrhea or lethargy, bring them to the vet so we can examine them. That way, we can ensure they don't become dehydrated.

Other Things to Consider

In addition to regular vet visits, you want to ensure they are consuming nutritious food, drinking fresh water, and getting an adequate amount of exercise and sleep (which often occurs after exercise). Shower them with plenty of love and attention. They need to feel like they are a cherished member of your family.

It's crucial to stick to regular vet visits during those early months until they reach a year. You may need to visit more frequently with puppies and kittens, but as they grow older, you can transition to yearly wellness checks. Witnessing them grow and mature into dogs and cats is a joyous experience.

Contact Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH

At Westside Animal Hospital, we're committed to providing excellent care for all the puppies and kittens of Cincinnati. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, so your new furry additions to your family can receive the best veterinary care available.