Puppy & Kitten Care
Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! This is an exciting time for you and your new furry family member’s healthcare journey. Getting your new puppy or kitten off to a healthy start sets the stage for their lives as healthy adults.
Introducing a new pet starts with a complete physical examination, appropriate vaccinations, fecal testing for parasites, and deworming. This is essential to the beginning of ensuring baseline health for your puppy or kitten. You will also want to consider whether your new puppy or kitten may need preventives such as monthly heartworm prevention and flea/tick preventives. This is all the information that our healthcare team will walk you through during your pet’s first exam.
Our knowledgeable healthcare team will help your family learn about potty training your pup, performing nail trims on your puppy or kitten, dietary recommendations, and potential health hazards for your new pet.
Spaying and neutering are additional topics to consider; the appropriate age for the timing of sterilization surgery may vary upon the species and breed of your pet.
You may also want to consider pet health insurance – a great way to get your new little family member off to a good start.
We realize that adding a new family pet can come with lots of questions; don’t forget, we’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to call.