Puppy and Kittens
For our pediatric patients typically multiple visits are needed in the first few months. Multiple vaccinations are usually needed for puppies and kittens to reach an effective level of immunity to common and sometimes deadly diseases. Assessment, treatment and/or control measures for both internal and external parasites should always be addressed in pediatric patients to ensure optimal health and development. We suggest that you bring a fecal sample to the office visit to facilitate assessment for intestinal parasites.
Nutritional requirements of puppies and kittens differ from adults and those needs should be addressed as well. Appropriate diet and supplements should be discussed to avoid developmental problems that can come from either inadequate or excessive calories and nutrients. Discussion of the optimal time for spay/neuter should also be addressed if your pet is not intended to have a future in showing and/or breeding. Baseline and/or preanesthetic blood testing may also be discussed. We strive to give your pet the healthiest possible start in life to ensure the longest and best quality life possible.