Puppy & Kitten Exams
In Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY

Pure Paws Veterinary Care - Puppy & Kitten Care

Puppy & Kitten Care

No matter if your new family member barks or meows, we want to give them the best start to life. Even if you are an experienced pet owner, make sure to bring your pet in for all necessary wellness visits, vaccines and screenings. The first year of your puppy or kitten’s life is so important, and they need a great deal of care to ensure they are as happy and healthy as possible.

Caring For Your New Puppy or Kitten

Wellness Exams

At your pet’s wellness visits, one of our experienced doctors will perform a complete examination. We will also discuss spay/neuter procedure, nutrition and training and socialization. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have!


Puppies and kittens are more vulnerable to disease and infections. We will create a unique vaccination schedule for your pet to make sure they are protected based on health status, lifestyle and risk.


We will run tests to ensure your pet is parasite-free and discuss appropriate parasite prevention with you. All kittens are recommended to be tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

Our entire veterinary team highly recommends spaying or neutering for all pets. It’s not just the only way to ensure your pet doesn’t become pregnant or impregnate another dog, but it can also help prevent certain cancers and other health issues.

The spaying/neutering procedure is perfectly safe and routine, and your pet will be safely given general anesthesia throughout the procedure. The recovery from spay/neuter surgery is short and relatively painless – your pet may experience mild discomfort for a few days and then will be back to their old self without any changes in their personality or physical health.

If you have any questions about spaying/neutering, including the best age to have the procedure completed (generally, the younger the better), feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Microchip Identification

We never want your pet to find themselves away from their forever home.

Microchips provide your pet with a unique identity that will last a lifetime. This permanent form of identification is painlessly implanted beneath your pet’s skin much like a vaccination. About the size of a grain of rice, a tiny microchip holds your contact information, protecting the special bond between you and your forever friend. Losing your pet is scary, but microchips make a reunion more possible.

We highly recommend all pets be microchipped as a permanent form of identification, even indoor pets!

Downloadable Puppy & Kitten Packs

Download our puppy and kitten packets for in-depth information regarding your new pet’s health and care. Learn more about the importance of wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter procedures, dental care, and more. Information about pet insurance and our online store is also included.