Puppy and Kitten Wellness

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Puppy and Kitten Wellness 2017-09-19T14:51:34+00:00

Puppy and Kitten Wellness Care

Our programs are designed to help get your pet started on the right path to a long and healthy life.

The first few months are a critical period in your pet’s development, and we can give you the support and tools necessary to help him or her grow into a well-mannered, healthy dog or cat, including information and advice on nutrition, training, behavior, and socialization.

Schedule your puppy or kitten for his or her first exam as soon as possible. Until your pet has received a series of vaccines, he or she is susceptible to many serious but preventable diseases. We will make sure your new pet is protected against:

Puppy:

Rabies, distemper, and parvovirus, among other diseases. Your puppy will also need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are extremely common in young dogs.

Kitten:

Rabies and panleukopenia (distemper). Depending on your cat’s risk, we may also advise vaccinating against other diseases, such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In addition, your kitten will need to be tested and treated for parasites, which are common in young cats.

Most puppies and kittens have roundworms, which are intestinal worms that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal signs in dogs (although dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms). In kittens, roundworms can cause coughing, weight loss, and a potbellied appearance in cats (although they may not cause any symptoms). It is important for your new pet to be treated for roundworms, not only to rid them of the infection but also to prevent you and the rest of your family from becoming infected. Roundworms are a zoonotic parasite, which means they can be transmitted from pets to people. By ensuring that your pet is properly treated, you can keep your entire family safe from these and other parasites.