Puppy and Kitten Care

Speak with Our Veterinarian about Puppy and Kitten Care

Are you welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your family? If so, congratulations! That said, raising puppies and kittens takes a lot of work. After your new pets get settled into your home, make an appointment with our veterinarian. Contact Methuen Veterinary Hospital. Our vets would be happy to check out your new puppy or kitten.


Why Pet Exams Are Important for Puppies and Kittens

It’s generally wise to bring your pet in at least once a year for a pet exam. This is true for animals young and old. A pet exam is especially important for puppies and kittens, however. During the exam, your veterinarian can check for various problems that could become serious medical issues later.

During a pet exam, our vet can measure vital signs, examine eyes and ears, look for skin infections, check dental health, and carry out various other tests on your pets. If an issue is caught early, it’s often easier to treat or mitigate.

Our vet can also talk with you about spaying and neutering. Getting your pet fixed may help him or her enjoy a longer and healthier life. It may also reduce the risk of your pet running away. Further, you can help ease pressure on overcrowded animal shelters.

Vaccines are another important topic of discussion. When it comes to medicine, preventative care is often best. Vaccines can protect your cat, dog, or another animal from serious diseases like rabies. Not only will this protect your pet, but it’ll also protect you and your family.

There are many other things to consider. For example, proper diet and nutrition will help your puppy or kitten grow. Developing a good diet and eating habits now may prevent issues in the future, such as obesity.

Further, our vet can also talk with you about training your animal. Teaching your cat to stay off counters or getting your dog to follow the “stay” command can pay dividends later in life.

Whatever your needs are, the first step is scheduling a pet exam with your veterinarian.

Contact Methuen Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment right away!

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