Puppy & Kitten Care

When you get a new puppy or kitten, one of the first things you need to do is bring him or her to the veterinarian. Providing professional care for a young pet is crucial, as these are very vulnerable years in a pet's life. Summit Dog and Cat Hospital in Summit offers veterinary care for puppies and kittens. Here's what you can expect from your first visit to our veterinary clinic.

Puppy & Kitten Care

Initial Veterinary Exam

The initial veterinary exam will include an assessment of your pet's health. If you just got your puppy or kitten, this exam will be crucial for determining if your pet may have a serious health issue that requires treatment.

Microchipping

Your veterinarian may recommend that you get your pet microchipped. Microchips help you and your pet reunite if he or she is ever lost or stolen. A tiny microchip is inserted between your pet's shoulder blades and remains there for the rest of his or her life. When scanned, this microchip will display your information, making it easier for shelters and animal hospitals to contact you.

Vaccinations

Puppies and kittens need more vaccinations than their adult counterparts. Our veterinarians will create a vaccination schedule to ensure your pet receives the vaccinations he or she needs in a timely manner.

Fecal and Blood Tests

Blood and fecal tests can reveal a lot of information about your pet. A puppy or kitten may appear healthy, but examining his or her fecal matter or blood can tell a different story. When you know the results of these tests, you can take steps to prevent health issues.

Parasite Prevention

Parasites can be devastating for a young animal, but you can take steps to prevent parasites from becoming a problem. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are essential for preventing serious health issues from developing.

Spay and Neuter

We recommend that pet owners spay or neuter their pets. This is a routine surgery where we remove the pet's reproductive organs. This procedure is essential since it reduces your pet's chances of suffering from certain types of cancers and other health issues. The surgery also makes your pet less aggressive and less likely to roam.

Visit Us for Puppy Care or Kitten Care in Summit, NJ

Summit Dog and Cat Hospital can identify health issues in your pet early on. Our Summit office is dedicated to providing preventative care that keeps your new puppy or kitten healthy and safe. Call our clinic to learn more about the veterinary options we offer.

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