Puppy and Kitten Care

Congratulations on your newest family member! We can’t wait to see your new puppy or kitten and get them started on the road to a happy and healthy life.

One of the many highlights of being in the veterinary field is seeing pets grow from a tiny kitten to a loving house cat; or watching a playful puppy go from rambunctiousness to man’s best friend. There’s no doubt about it: pets are great!

Our puppy/kitten appointments take longer than the yearly wellness visits that your pet has later in life. When you schedule your first appointment, be prepared to spend 45 to 60 minutes with us. Why does it take so long? Along with a head-to-tail examination of your pet by the veterinarian, the administration of vaccines and the first de-worming dose, our knowledgeable veterinary assistants cover many topics with you. Some af these topics include:

  • Behavior
  • Your Pet’s Vaccines
  • Intestinal Parasites and De-Worming
  • A Proper Diet
  • Heartworm Disease and Prevention
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Zoonotic Diseases (these are diseases that can be passed from animal to human)
  • Basic Grooming
  • FeLV / FIV (kittens only)

Along with all of this important information, we send home a free dose of heartworm prevention, a free bag of puppy or kitten food and lots of coupons and handouts.

Please bring your puppy or kitten to the clinic slightly hungry. We love to spoil them with treats and they tend to like coming to the hospital more in the future. We like them to remember the good stuff.