Image51Your New Puppy or Kitten Is Here!
Welcoming a new pet into your family is an exciting time, and Care Animal Hospital wants to help you keep him or her healthy right from the beginning. The best way to do this is to establish a routine of regular examinations soon after your new pet joins your family.

Begin Kitten and Puppy Exams Early
We look forward to seeing your new puppy or kitten soon after he or she comes home with you. We will look over your new pet and advise you on when to start regular examinations and immunizations, usually at 6 weeks.

We encourage you to take advantage of our puppy package that includes:
• 3 examinations, scheduled three weeks apart
• Vaccinations for distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis, bordetella, and rabies
• Intestinal parasite screenings and worming
• First month of combination heartworm and flea and tick prevention medicine
• Identification tag engraved with name and telephone number
• 30-day trial of Trupanion pet insurance

If your new family member is a feline, we have a kitten package that includes:
• 3 examinations, scheduled three weeks apart
• Feline leukemia test
• Vaccinations for distemper, feline leukemia, and rabies
• Intestinal parasite screenings
• First month of combination heartworm and flea and tick prevention medicine
• Identification tag engraved with name and telephone number
• 30-day trial of Trupanion pet insurance

Whether your pet is feline or canine, you will receive lots of information, including brochures from AAHA on topics such as socializing your pet with people and other animals, crate training, and obedience classes.

During every visit, we concentrate on the examination as the most important part of the appointment. We talk with you about what to expect with your new puppy or kitten and will check your pet for any problems concerning:

• Teeth
• Heart murmur
• Kneecaps
• Congenital problems

As your new pet returns to us every 3 weeks, we will discuss and schedule:

• Pet vaccinations
• Spay or neuter
• Diet, nutrition, and the proper foods
• House training
• Obedience training for puppies and kittens
• Behavioral problems and concerns

Puppy and Kitten Nutrition Is Very Important
Obesity and malnutrition are easily avoidable pet health problems, and we are more than happy to talk about nutrition issues with you. Establishing good eating and exercise habits from the first day a pet joins your family will make it unnecessary to break bad habits later. Feeding your pet the right amount of the appropriate type of pet food will help to prevent health problems caused by nutritional deficits or being overweight.

Care Animal Hospital’s veterinarians will continue to work with you as your pet grows into a healthy adult and eventually a faithful senior pet. We look forward to helping your pet live a long and happy life.