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Puppy & Kitten FAQ

A new puppy or kitten is such an exciting addition to your family.  Now that you have your new baby you are probably wondering what you need to do to take cNew Petare of your new family member.

Here is what the veterinarian says:

When should I get their shots?

The best time to start vaccinations is from 6-8 weeks of age.

How often do I need to get shots?

Shots need to be done annually.

Do vaccines take effect immediately?

No. They take 14 days for your pet to be fully protected.

Are vaccinations requires?

All vaccinations are a good idea but the Rabies vaccine is required to have yearly.

Do I have to license my pet?

Yes. All dogs and cats older than 3 months are required to be licensed with the City of Albuquerque.

When do I have to license my pet?

You do not need to license your pet if they are younger than 3 months. After they are 3 months old, you need to get their license.

At what age can we spay or neuter?

You can generally spay or neuter as young as 2 months. It is generally recommended to get the procedure done before they are 6 months old. There are other factors besides age to take into consideration, like size and weight, to determine when you can spay or neuter. For a more precise answer for your specific pet, please contact us.

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The information provided on this website is written by Vetco staff. All information is meant to be informational and is not meant as veterinary advice. If you have a health question regarding your pet, their treatment or anything concerning their veterinary care, please call Vetco to consult with a veterinarian.