Memorial-610 Hospital for Animals

910 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77024


Pet Health


Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is a special and exciting time for you and your family. It is only natural that you want the very best for your new pet. Sooner than you think, all sorts of questions will arise. What should I feed and how much? What about housebreaking and behavior? What do I do if he or she gets sick? When should my pet be vaccinated? We are here to help answer those questions and guide you through the process of having a new puppy or kitten.

We are dedicated to partnering with you to ensure a long, happy, healthy life for your new pet and are here to help you get your kitten or puppy off to a good start from the very beginning. Our initial kitten and puppy exams generally take a bit longer than traditional exams as they are filled with important information. We also want to allow plenty of time to answer any questions you may have concerning your new pet’s health, nutrition, and behavior. Most new kittens and puppies will have two veterinary visits typically about three weeks apart. Any booster vaccines needed beyond these first visits can usually be done as brief appointments made with our nursing staff. You can expect your first visit to include:

  • A comprehensive physical examination
  • Initial vaccinations or boosters as indicated
  • Testing for intestinal parasites and de-worming
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in kittens
  • Beginning heartworm preventive and parasite control
  • A discussion about spaying, neutering, and microchipping
  • Information about nutrition and optimal body condition
  • Information about behavior and what to expect or modify