Veterinary Services at Your Animal Hospital

Puppy & Kitten Care

Newly adopted puppies and kittens should visit a local animal clinic for a complete physical examination, as soon as possible. The first step is to screen for fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites or any other health problems to ensure that your new family member is healthy. These tests will also ensure that disease is not transmitted to other animals or humans in your household. Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections that can threaten their health. Proper screening and preventive products can help protect them against intestinal worms, fleas, and heartworm disease.

Juvenile pets also have immature immune systems which makes it difficult to fight off disease. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, vaccinations are the most effective preventive measure you can take for the health of your pet.

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When should you schedule a visit to a veterinarian at Your Animal Hospital

A visit to your veterinarian is imperative if you notice any of the following:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Excessive drinking and / or urination
  • Loss of appetite or lethargy
  • Behavior changes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Skin lumps, bumps or irritation
  • Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
  • Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking
  • Trouble urinating or defecating

Important Animal Vaccines

Some of the most important vaccines for your young pet include:

Dogs

  • Rabies
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Bordetella
Important vaccines for your pet recommended by Your Animal Hospital

Cats

  • Feline Distemper
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis/Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Leukemia Virus
  • Rabies

Additional vaccines may be necessary based on lifestyle (indoor or outdoor pet) and regional considerations. Finally, puppies and kittens are in a high growth stage, and therefore, they require specially formulated food to meet their nutritional needs. Talk to your veterinarian about the best food for your pet.

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