If you’ve recently adopted or acquired a puppy or kitten, plan to visit us as soon as possible. Young animals are vulnerable to illness and an exam will allow us to make sure they have the vaccinations they need, reassure you of their health, and give us a starting point for their medical records.
We’re here to help your puppy or kitten get the best start possible, because the first few months of a young animal’s life are critical to their development, future health and well-being.
Physical Exams: Is your baby’s growth on track? Are there any telltale signs of current or future health issues? These are questions we can answer with a physical exam.
Vaccinations: Just like newborn babies, the immune systems of young pets are not fully developed. This means they are more susceptible to disease, so vaccinations are crucial. It’s important to administer vaccinations to puppies and kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.
>> Kittens need a series of vaccinations given at monthly intervals to be protected. Vaccinations include rabies, panleukopenia (distemper) shots, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
>> Puppies need a series of vaccinations given at monthly intervals to be protected. Vaccinations include rabies (required by law), canine distemper series, Lyme series, leptospirosis, and Bordetella series.
Intestinal Parasite Screening: It’s very common for puppies and kittens to have worms, and they can make your new friend very sick and weak. That’s why fecal testing for intestinal parasites is a must.
Microchipping: One of the most important things you can do for your pet is to make sure he or she is microchipped. Unlike collars, microchips stay with your pet for life and will make it much more likely your pet will be returned to you if lost.
Nutrition Counseling: We can advise you on feeding schedules and options for optimum health.