Your New Pet’s First Steps are Big Ones.
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations!
A new furry friend is always cause for celebration, and we can help your new furry family member start off on the right paw. Here are a few tips to help ensure your little one has a fantastic first year:
Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies and kittens as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. For example, the parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats are both deadly gastrointestinal diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy or kitten has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected.
A wellness visit is important because this exam helps us detect any possible health problems early. Common, treatable problems can be found before they are noticed by their owners.
Spaying or neutering your pet has health benefits, in addition to helping with pet overpopulation. Spaying your puppy or kitten before her first heat offers the best protection from uterine infections and breast tumors. Neutering your male pet helps prevent testicular cancer and certain prostate problems.
A microchip provides secure, reliable and permanent identification, which greatly increases the likelihood that your pet, if lost, will be returned home to you.
Fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes are out in full force, especially in this hot summer weather. We can help you choose the best parasite preventions for your pet.