Puppy And Kitten Care: What To Expect At The First Exam
Are you the proud owner of a new puppy or kitten? Congratulations! If you're a first-time pet owner, you may be wondering what to expect at your new pet's first veterinary exam. At El Paso Animal Hospital, our caring staff will walk you through every step of the puppy or kitten exam process.
When you bring your puppy or kitten in for their first exam, your veterinarian will check their weight, listen to their heart, check their ears, teeth, nose, and check their fur for fleas and ticks. The veterinarian will ask you if you have any concerns that you'd like them to address. You'll also talk with your veterinarian about any behavioral questions or issues you're having with your new pet.
At your first appointment, your puppy or kitten may receive vaccinations. You'll talk about a vaccination schedule with your vet. It's important that your puppy or kitten receive vaccinations to protect them against preventable diseases.
Your veterinarian will talk with you about whether you'd like to spay/ neuter your pet. This procedure stops your pet from being able to reproduce and may have other health benefits for your pet as well. If you decide that you would like to have your pet spayed or neutered, your veterinarian will talk with you about the best age to have the procedure. You'll schedule an appointment and discuss pre-operative instructions.
Call Our Veterinarian In Derby
If you have a new puppy or kitten, you want to get them off to the best start possible. It's important that you schedule a wellness exam. Call El Paso Animal Hospital, your veterinarian in Derby, at (316) 788-1000. We look forward to helping you and your new pet enjoy many happy, healthy years together.