Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home will bring a lot of joy… and maybe just a little frustration, too! Puppies and kittens require a lot of responsibility in their first year of life. From establishing a good routine, to potty training and socializing, to bringing them in for vaccines and their spay and neuter surgery, you’ve got your work cut out for you! We’re here to help your new puppy or kitten get off to a great start.
We recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as you bring your new pet home. During your visit, we'll review any prior veterinary records and perform a full physical exam. We’ll also discuss nutrition and behavior counseling, vaccination schedules, parasite prevention, and spay/neuter surgery. For your pet's first visit, we strongly recommend bringing a fecal sample to the visit, as puppies and kittens are often born with intestinal parasites.
Spay and neuter surgery is one of the first things we’ll talk about at your new pet's first appointment. This surgery is highly beneficial to their long-term health for several reasons: