Puppy & Kitten Care
Our expert veterinary team is on hand to help.
Puppy & Kitten Care Services
Puppies and kittens have been compared to human babies, and with good reason. Your new furbaby will need a great deal of love, attention, and care. They won’t understand the danger, and their curious noses could get them into trouble, such as by trying to escape your home or by eating things that aren’t food. You will need to teach them what behaviors are acceptable and which aren’t, and you’ll need to train them when and where they should go to the toilet. You will also have to socialize your new puppy or kitten, which involves getting them used to new people, places, and situations. If you have not got previous experience, taking care of your fur baby may be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, our expert veterinary team is on hand to help. Below are our top tips for new puppy and kitten care:
Register Your Pet
One of the first things you will need to do is register your new puppy or kitten with our veterinary team. As part of this registration process, you will be asked to bring them in for an appointment. This will give our team an opportunity to meet them, assess them and create a medical record with base results that can be used to compare future visits to. Our team will check your new puppy or kitten over to ensure that they were given the proper care by their breeder and answer any questions that you may have about caring for them. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
There are many serious and even deadly, contagious diseases that can affect our animals. Fortunately, there are also vaccinations that can protect them. These fall into two categories – core vaccinations given to all animals of a certain species, regardless of their age, location, health, and non-core vaccinations, which are only recommended in specific circumstances. Vaccinations usually begin when puppies and kittens are around 8 weeks old. Initially, your fur baby will need several vaccinations close together to build up their immunity in small doses. After this, they will move onto a regular vaccination schedule which our veterinary team will create for you. Let us know if you have questions! We are here to help.
It isn’t only infectious diseases that we need to worry about protecting our precious pets from. Parasites are a common problem, with most animals experiencing a parasite problem at least once during their lifetime, with fleas, ticks, and worms being among the most prevalent. Fortunately, there are many parasite preventatives to choose from, and our veterinary team will talk to you about which ones your new puppy or kitten needs and how often they should be given. It’s essential always to administer them on time since a delay could leave your pet vulnerable to being affected. For more info on parasite prevention, please give us a call or send us a message using email or the form below.
Unless you are planning on being a registered breeder in the future, getting your pet spayed/neutered should be a huge priority for any owner. Not only does it prevent unwanted pregnancy and the extensive cost and commitment of raising new babies yourself, but there is also a range of health benefits, including reduced/eliminated risk of some cancers and conditions. Spaying/neutering can be done early in your pet’s life, so be sure to speak to our team about scheduling this appointment.