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Puppies and kittens may be great fun to raise, but there's no denying that they're also a responsibility. Even more than adult animals, these babies are vulnerable to a wide range of diseases and other threats to their health and wellness. That's why it's so important to schedule those Clinton Hill puppy and kitten evaluations -- and why we're more than happy to provide them here at Clinton Hill Animal Hospital.
Puppies and kittens face many challenges from the moment they emerge from the womb. Just as humans may be born with congenital disorders, your puppy or kitten may suffer from health problems that need to be identified and responded to as early in life as possible. One thing these animals aren't born with is ready immunity to common, deadly infectious diseases such as rabies and distemper. That's why a series of vaccinations is administered from an early age; these substances spur the immune system to start making antibodies, creating a strong barrier to these disease organisms. Baby animals can also suffer from pests and parasites, including worms "inherited" from their mothers. Our veterinarian in Clinton Hill can address all of these issues through puppy and kitten evaluations.
Puppies and kittens present owners with some special problems (compared to their adult counterparts) in terms of everyday care. For instance, these animals need plenty of calories to fuel their growth and activity levels, but too much food (or the wrong kind) can promote obesity. Training a puppy or kitten can also prove challenging. A puppy or kitten evaluation is the perfect time to discuss these concerns with our veterinarian in Clinton Hill.
Your puppy or kitten's initial evaluation should occur during the first few weeks of life. We can check for congenital abnormalities, take your pet's weight and vital signs, and look for any signs of infection or injury. Have a stool sample ready so we can check it for worms; we will de-worm your pet as needed and then begin a parasite prevention program. For puppies over 6 weeks of age and kittens over 4 weeks of age, we will also initiate a flea and tick medication routine.
Vaccinations are generally started by 6 weeks of age, administered in multiple rounds every 4 weeks during your pet's first year to ensure full immunization. Most of the essential ("core") vaccines can be combined into a single injection. Dental checkups and discussions about proper diet and training are all part of our Clinton Hill puppy and kittens evaluations.
Giving your new family member the healthiest possible start in life means giving him a top-quality Brooklyn veterinarian. Call our clinic today at 718-623-3999 so we can meet your puppy or kitten!
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To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day.
Dear Pamella, We want to thank all of you so much, not only for the loving care and consideration you showed us last Thursday when we had to say goodbye to Gericho but also for all the years of check-ups and other crisis' that we went through with him. We know it was your good efforts that allowed him to live a full and vigorous 16 years that gave us so much pleasure. Please know that we have always found your staff to be so courteous and helpful all these years.
Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff.
Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R