Puppy and Kitten Care
Puppy and Kitten Pet Care for a Happy and Healthy Life
Haile Plantation Animal Clinic wants to be a part of your young pet’s life. We provide high-quality, individualized medical care from puppy and kitten stages through senior years.
To give your new puppy or kitten the best possible start, we suggest that you schedule an appointment as soon as he or she becomes a member of your family. At the first visit, we will develop a personalized health care plan for this important life stage. Our experienced staff will help your pet feel comfortable as we conduct a full physical examination, which typically includes a weight check and observation of the coat, ears, eyes, heart, lungs, and teeth.
During that first exam, we will discuss any special risk factors and health concerns specific to your pet’s breed or environment. We will assess the pet’s need for parasite control, as well as more serious issues, such as congenital heart murmurs, hernias, or congenital deformities. We will also make nutrition recommendations as they grow and mature.
Vaccinations are a vital part of a young pet’s medical care. During the first visit, we will develop a vaccination schedule tailored to your pet’s particular needs, taking into account their size, breed, overall health, and environment. A small dog that spends most of his time indoors, for example, faces different risks than a young hunting dog that spends considerable time in the woods with their owner. Our vaccination schedules follow all American Animal Hospital Association guidelines.
Puppies and kittens need more frequent vaccinations than adult dogs and cats, so you should expect to bring your pet in a little more often during your first few months together. Most important, we will talk to you about your pet, and we encourage you to ask us any questions that you may have.