Your Home Base for Clinton Hill Puppy and Kitten Evaluations
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.
Special Wellness Concerns of Puppies and Kittens
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.
Evaluations From Our Veterinarian in Clinton Hill: What to Expect
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.
Call Our Brooklyn Veterinarian Today!
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!