Whether you've just added a puppy or kitten to your household or plan to shortly, bringing them in for wellness exams early in life is extremely important. Puppies and kittens don't have strong immune systems yet, and Animal Hospital Of Union Grove, in Union Grove, WI, is here to help get them off to a healthy start.
Understanding a Puppy and Kitten Examination
During your first few visits, our veterinarians will provide vaccinations and discuss heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention, and other necessary parasite control measures. We'll also answer any questions you have about your new pet and help you get started on the right foot in terms of their care.
As your pet grows, we'll continue to provide wellness exams and discuss any changes or concerns you may have. Our goal is to partner with you to keep your puppy or kitten healthy and happy for many years to come.
There are also a variety of other tests and/or checks to ensure your pet gets what it needs to establish a healthy baseline of health moving forward. These services can include:
- Pet dental care: It's never too early to take care of your pet's teeth. We recommend starting with cleaning as young as three months old.
- Nutritional counseling: we can help you choose the right food for your puppy or kitten, and make sure they're getting the nutrients they need to grow.
- Training: we can provide you with resources and advice on everything from housebreaking to obedience training.
- Spay and neuter: we offer a variety of surgical services, including spaying and neutering. We'll help you decide when the time is right for your pet.
Importance Of Vaccines For Young Pets
Vaccines are one of the most important aspects of preventive care for puppies and kittens. They help protect against serious and potentially deadly diseases, many of which have no cure. We start with vaccines starting at 6-8 weeks old, with booster shots given every 3-4 weeks until they're 16 weeks old. After that, most pets will need annual vaccinations.
The first year of your pet's life is all about setting the foundation for a lifetime of good health. Also, getting your pet used to seeing the vet is imperative because it will make future visits much easier.
Schedule An Appointment With Our Veterinarian in Union Grove, WI
As you can see, a lot goes into making sure puppies or kittens get started on the right path in life. The team at Animal Hospital Of Union Grove is here to help. Call us today at (262) 878-3333 for more information or to schedule an appointment.