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 care of your new family member.
Here is what the veterinarian says:
- When should I get their shots?
- How often do I need to get shots?
- Do Do vaccines take effect immediately?
- Are vaccinations required?
- Do I have to license my pet?
- When do I have to license my pet?
- At what age can we spay or neuter?
The best time to start vaccinations are from 6-8 weeks of age.
Shots need to be done annually.
No. They take 14 days for your pet to be fully protected.
All vaccinations are a good idea but the Rabies vaccine is required to have yearly.
Yes. All dogs and cats older than 3 months are required to be licensed with the City of Albuquerque.
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.
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.
To read more about vaccinations click here.
To read more about pet licenses click here.
To read more about spaying and neutering your pets click here.