Pet Pediatrics – Puppy & Kitten Visits

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Starting veterinary health care early is crucial to keeping your puppy and/or kitten healthy and help them live a long and happy life. Puppies and kittens require multiple boosters of vaccines to ensure that they are protected against deadly diseases. One vaccine is never enough!

Your first visit with us will be an important one. We will do a puppy/kitten exam to make sure that your new family member is healthy. We will also go over an in-depth puppy/kitten kit with you, which includes information on training, costs of owning your new friend, spaying/neutering, socialization, de-worming, heartworm/fleas preventatives, emergency care, and pet insurance. Puppies and kittens do not come with owner’s manuals and we want your new family member to do well. We will also formulate a vaccine schedule tailored to your new pets needs. It is very important to booster these vaccines so they can build up immunities to these harmful illnesses. Finally we will give de-wormers as necessary and get them started on flea and heartworm prevention.

Feline vaccines we offer include:

  • Influenza
  • FVRCP/FeLV (Feline rhinotracheitis virus (feline herpes virus 1), calicivirus and panleukopenia combined with Feline Leukemia)
  • Rabies- required by law at 4 months of age
  • FVRCP Intranasal- given at 1 year old visit and annual if pet is indoor only

Canine vaccines we offer include:

  • Influenza
  • Bordatella (one cause of kennel cough)
  • DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvo virus)
  • Leptospirosis (spread through the urine of livestock and wildlife can be transmitted to pets and humans)
  • Lyme (spread through the bite of a tick)
  • Rabies- required by law at 4 months of age

Early socialization is also very important. There is a small window in a puppy’s or kitten’s life that they must be well socialized with humans and other animals. Once this window has closed it is much more difficult to acclimate them to new situations. There are puppy training classes with New Levels Dog Training taught by Certified Dog Trainer Linda Monico on Monday evenings at 6pm in our lobby or you can contact her for private classes. Our clients receive a 10% discount for the classes and classes last 5 ½ weeks. Please contact New Levels Dog Training (http://www.newlevelsdogtraining.com) to enroll your puppy into the class.