Most puppies, kittens and bunnies will go home to their pet parents at around 6 to 8 weeks of age, and this is the perfect time for a first visit to the vet. You can push their first visit to 10 weeks of age, if necessary, but the longer you wait, the more you put your pet at risk. This one trip can lay the foundation for a great lifetime of health and friendship. At Bicton Veterinary Clinic we believe this is the most important time to get the new addition to the family off to a great start.
That is why here at Bicton Veterinary Clinic we offer free veterinary checks for your new addition to your home as a standard part of our service. Like with your GP, developing a good relationship with your veterinarian is important especially in the early developmental stages with your new pet.
During the visit, our experienced veterinarians will discuss milestones that your pet will achieve and the ongoing requirements like vaccinations, the right food to be feeding them, de-sexing, worming, and creating an environment of enrichment and play, so they do not get bored and into trouble.
Remember to bring along any paperwork if your pet has previously visited a vet. Some breeders start their pups' or kittens' vaccinations and deworming before sending them off to the new home, so make sure that you know what shots they were given at this last appointment.