Puppy and Kitten Care

Pet and Kitten Care at Westside Animal Hospital

Owning a puppy or kitten is an exciting time, and its mischievous nature will keep you laughing as it explores its new environment. When you bring home your furry family member, your first priority is to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian. During those early years, it needs thorough and frequent vet visits to Westside Animal Hospital of Cincinnati, OH, ensure it grows and develops properly. 

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Committed Veterinary Care at Westside Animal Hospital

We know your pet is a cherished family member, so we are committed to providing top-notch care for your furry friend. Looking after a new puppy or kitten can be daunting, but proper veterinary care can help ensure that your furry friend grows up healthy and happy. 

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering are essential procedures that help reduce the risk of certain health issues and prevent unwanted litters. They lower your pet's risk of developing certain cancers and lessen aggressive behaviors. Spaying and neutering procedures are typically performed when your puppy is from 6 to 12 months old, but we will advise you on the best timing for your pet based on its weight, age, breed, and health.  

Good Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most critical components of puppy and kitten care. Proper nutrition is essential for your pet's growth and development, and a balanced diet can help prevent various health problems. During your pet's first visit to the veterinarian, we can recommend a healthy diet that meets its unique nutritional needs.


Socialization involves exposing your pet to various animals, people, and environments to help reduce stress and anxiety later in life. Good socialization during these early years will benefit your pet throughout its life. We will guide properly socializing your pet and recommend training and behavior modification if needed.

Parasite Prevention

Fleas, ticks, and other parasites can cause many health problems, including skin irritation, anemia, and disease transmission. Your veterinarian can recommend the best flea and tick prevention methods for your pet and advise on how to prevent other types of parasites.

Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are preventive care for puppies and kittens. These vaccines protect your pet from many potentially life-threatening diseases, such as distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and rabies. Puppies and kittens require pet vaccinations during their first few months as their immune systems are still developing. 

An Animal Hospital You Can Trust

Whether you're looking for nutrition advice, vaccination guidance, or physical exams, at Westside Animal Hospital, we are here to help you navigate owning a puppy or kitten. 

Book your puppy or kittens appointment by calling our Cincinnati, OH, office at (513) 574-5000.