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Puppy & Kitten Care

There are few things more magical than bringing home a new puppy or kitten. Amidst all of the love and excitement, it’s important to begin good preventative care habits right from the beginning. 

Puppies and kittens require more frequent visits and specialized care tailored to their growing bodies and immature immune systems. Schedule a new pet visit with one of our veterinarians right away so we can help to give your pet the healthiest start to life.

As your new puppy or kitten grows up, we’ll be by your side for anything they may need during their lifetime. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything at all.

Microchipping and spay/neuter procedure is recommended for all puppies and kittens. In addition,we’ll provide carefully timed wellness exams and species-specific vaccine schedules.

 

Microchipping

  • We recommend microchipping your pet at the same time as his or her spay/neuter procedure, or during a routine vaccine visit. 
  • Microchips provide a lifetime of identification for your pet *when properly registered
  • Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice, and are inserted subdermal, between the shoulder blades.
  • The procedure takes only a few seconds and is relatively painless. 

Learn more about the benefits of microchipping here.

 

Spay/Neuter Procedure

  • Puppies and kittens are ready for their spay/neuter procedure at about six months of age. Timing can vary in some cases, and our experienced clinical team will recommend a time that is most beneficial to your pet.
  • Your pet will return home with you the same day, and recovery is a breeze in most cases.
  • Spay/Neuter procedure will help to maximize your pet’s physical health, prevent unwanted litters, and improve behavior. 
  • For the pet population at large, spay/neuter inhibits unwanted litters, which helps to open much-needed space in animal rescues and helps to tame pet overpopulation. 

Learn more about the benefits of spay/neuter procedure here.

Puppy Care

Wellness Exams

  • Puppy wellness exams are scheduled at 8, 12, and 16 week intervals. This properly timed schedule allows us to track your puppy’s growth, safeguard against illness, and prevent parasitic infections.
  • You can expect your veterinarian to perform a comprehensive physical exam and administer any necessary core or non-core vaccines.
  • This is an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about your puppy’s physical health, behavior and training, temperament, and more.
  • Please bring a fresh fecal sample to each of your pet’s scheduled wellness visits.

Vaccinations

  • Vaccines shield your puppy from life-threatening conditions that can be especially detrimental to their growing bodies and weakened immune systems.
  • Be conscious of where you take your puppy before they are fully vaccinated. Please, forego dog-friendly locations like dog parks, boarding facilities, and daycares until your dog is up-to-date on all their vaccines. 

Core vaccines are recommended for all puppies, regardless of lifestyle considerations or health status. These include: Rabies, DA2P-P, and Leptospirosis.

Non-core vaccines are recommended on a case-by-case basis, determinant on lifestyle, risk of exposure, and health status. These include: Bordetella and Canine Influenza.

Click here to learn more about vaccines and how they keep your pet safe. 

Kitten Care

Wellness Exams

  • Kitten wellness exams are scheduled at 8, 12, and 16 week intervals.  This properly timed schedule allows us to track your kitten’s growth, safeguard against illness, and prevent parasitic infections.
  • You can expect your veterinarian to perform a comprehensive physical exam, administer any necessary core or non-core vaccines, and test for concerns common in kittens.
  • This is an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about your kitten’s physical health, behavior and training, temperament, and more.
  • Please bring a fresh fecal sample to each of your pet’s scheduled wellness visits.

 

Vaccinations

  • Vaccines shield your kitten from life-threatening conditions that can be especially detrimental to their growing bodies and weakened immune systems.
  • Keep your kitten safe at home until they are fully vaccinated. 

Core vaccines are recommended for all kittens, regardless of lifestyle considerations or health status. These include: Rabies, Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, and Calcivirus. 

Non-core vaccines are recommended on a case-by-case basis, determinant on lifestyle, risk of exposure, and health status. These include: Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and Feline Infectious Peritonitis. 

Click here to learn more about vaccines and how they keep your pet safe.

 

Multi-cat Households

  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) testing is strongly recommended for all kittens that will be living in a multi-cat household. Please, wait to introduce your kitten to other cats in your home until the test results are conclusive. 
  • Be patient when introducing a new kitten to other cats in your home. Cats are naturally territorial animals. So, for everyone’s safety, the introduction must be a slow process. 
  • Follow these steps for a smooth and safe introduction, and please do not rush the process!
  1. Keep your new kitten in a separate room of the house.
  2. Allow the cats to smell each other through the door, but do not allow them to see each other yet.
  3. After some time separated, put your new kitten in a carrier. Bring the carrier to a common room in the house and give your cats time to see and smell each other. 
  4. Allow them to interact. 

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.

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