476 Myrtle Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205 US

(718) 623-3999

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Puppy and Kitten Care

Let us be the first to say congratulations on your new puppy or kitten. At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn, NY, our goal is providing quality care for puppies and kittens and helping in their journey to becoming healthy and happy adult cats & dogs. To learn more about puppy and kitten care, read on.

Puppy and Kitten Care

How to Prepare for Your New Puppy or Kitten

Good puppy and kitten care starts with you! Before your new pet comes home, you should begin preparing by battening down the hatches. Just as you would babyproof your house, you'll need to remove hazards (plants, cleaners, wires, fragile items), choose a comfortable sleeping area, and have all the needed supplies. These items may include:

  • Bedding
  • Crate/carrier
  • Puppy or kitten food
  • Bowls
  • Brush/comb
  • Treats (for training)
  • Toys
  • Toothbrush/pet toothpaste
  • Collar/leash
  • Litterbox
  • Plenty of pet friendly cleaners for accidents

If you have other pets, you may want to choose a room to house your new pet to gradually introduce it to the other pets.

The First Vet Visit

Try to schedule your new friends' initial vet visit within a short time of bringing him home. While some adopted pets have already been examined, vaccinated, and dewormed, it's important to confirm. Additionally, the vet will want a baseline for growth and development.

We may also conduct a thorough exam that includes checking for ear mites, fleas, ticks, and skin conditions that are common in young animals. We will then put you on a vaccination schedule.

The doctor may discuss proper nutrition, exercise, potty training, and spaying/neutering with you so that you can make an informed decision. You might also be given a prescription or recommendation for a flea and tick preventative.

Get Veterinary and Wellness Care from a Veterinarian Near You for Your Cats and Dogs

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten can be a joyous moment for a family. If you're in Brooklyn, NY, and need a veterinarian near you to help on that journey, we would be thrilled to support you. Call us at Clinton Hill Animal Clinic with any questions or to make an appointment. Call us at (718) 623-3999 for veterinary and wellness care from a veterinarian near you for your cats and dogs.

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Office Hours


10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm




10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm



Phone: (718) 623-3999
476 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205, US


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Roxy and i loved our experience with Clinton hill, and our doctor was amazing! She explained everything and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this vet clinic!"
    Amanda Hodge
  • "Always excellent professional care. Staff are empathetic towards pets and pet parents. I highly recommend this clinic. My dogs have been under care there for the past eight years."
    Frances Haile
  • "I wish there was a way to give 10 stars. It was the absolute best experience for us and our cats. The guy it the front desk I’m so sorry I forgot your name but he was extremely patient, thorough and took the time to answer every question we had. The doctor was caring and extremely knowledgeable about cats. It was the best experience 10 stars!"
    Brian Bee
  • "This place specializes in creating great relationships with owners and pets. I've been with Dr. Pamela Dendtler since 2003 ! Awesome care and service."
    Diedre Yvonne Gary
  • "To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day."
    Thanks again. -Estelle P.
  • "Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff."
    John L.
  • "Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R"
    Vernell R.

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