Caring for Your New Addition
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! The veterinarians and staff of Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic are eager to help you during this exciting time. In order to begin safeguarding your new pet’s health, we want to examine your new puppy or kitten right away. We start your young pets on a strong wellness strategy immediately to prevent serious problems as they mature.
First Physical Examination
Your young pet’s first exam will be one of the most important ones of his or her lifetime. It will be your veterinarian’s first chance to screen for a number of potential issues, such as internal and external parasites, dental health, and body confirmation. However, these examinations are not just beneficial for your pet. The first visit is your chance to seek counsel about wellness care, behavior, or other concerns from animal experts. We will provide you with the resources you need to raise a happy, healthy pet.
Veterinarians agree that young pets should be started on a vaccination program around eight weeks of age. Juvenile pets have immature immune systems, which means they have more difficulty fighting disease than adult animals. Vaccines are the most effective method of stimulating the immune system to protect it from disease and ensure your young pet’s health.
Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable to parasitic infections. Parasites don’t just threaten your pets, they threaten your entire household. Some parasitic infections are transmittable to other animals and humans. Early screening and prevention products will help protect them against parasites like fleas and intestinal worms.
We encourage you to take this very important step in protecting your young pet’s health. Neutering or spaying your pet will help your dog or cat with many short-term and long-term benefits. It can both improve and limit risky pet behaviors, such as wandering, and help ensure that your pet lives a longer, healthier life.