It is certainly true that all the love you put in, puppies and kittens will give you back ten-fold. However, owning a pet can be hard work and it is a big commitment that should be carefully considered.
Our puppy and kitten packages are specially designed to give your precious new pet all the essential checkups and preventative treatments that it needs, and to give you all the education that you need to give it the very best start in life – and to grow up happy and healthy.
Preventative care is an essential part of maintaining your pet’s health and well-being and keeps it safe from deadly (and costly) diseases. Below are our recommendations for your puppy’s or kitten’s first year.
Puppies and Kittens are very susceptible to a variety of contagious diseases, therefore proper vaccinations are important to keep them healthy. Vaccines are started at 6-8 weeks of age and continued until 4 (puppies) or 6 (kittens) months of age.
Physical Exams: Your puppy’s or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health, administer vaccines and deworming treatments, and to answer your pet care questions.
Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems, puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or risk.
Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies and kittens be tested for intestinal parasites at each visit as the evidence of worms and other parasites can appear at any time. We also recommend that kittens be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit, if not done previously.
Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as spaying and neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
Give us a call to schedule your first visit!
- Melbourne- 321.727.2421
- Indialantic- 321.724.2277
- Melbourne Beach- 321-724.2110