Kitten and Puppy Care

Puppy Care

It's a big step bringing home a new pet and there are a lot of things to consider. By being proactive and using preventative care, you can do a lot to ensure your pet’s health and wellbeing for years to come. Here are some ways to help you keep your new kitten or puppy happy and healthy.

General Pet Wellness

The most important part of keeping your pet happy and healthy is a healthy diet and exercise. Every breed and species requires different attention and has different dietary needs. Always consult your vet to decide on the perfect diet and exercise plan for your pet.

Another key element in keeping your pet healthy is regular vet visits. This is especially important for young pets. Growing animals need frequent checkups to ensure they are in great health and up to date on vaccinations.

Puppy Care Tips

Puppies require lots of care and attention, especially when they are young. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure your puppy gets plenty of sleep. Puppies can sleep up 20 hours a day.

  • Make sure that you are spending plenty of time exercising and playing with your puppy. They should be walked daily, and have plenty of time outside to explore.

  • Make sure you feed your puppy enough. Puppies should be fed two or three times a day. Check with your vet to see how much to feed them each meal.

  • Start training early! Puppies can be trained at a very young age. This will make it easier to continue training as they grow.

  • Socialize your puppy. Introducing your puppy to new people, animals, and experiences will help them to behave better and accept change later in life.

Kitten Wellness Tips

Kitten Wellness Tips

While cats are often thought to be low maintenance pets, kittens require a lot of time and patience.

  • Make sure your kitten receives proper nutrition. Kittens should be fed kitten specific food 2-4 times a day depending on if the food is wet or dry. Consult your vet on the best feeding schedule and the correct food.

  • Handle your kitten often. Kittens that are petted, picked up, and handled gently get along better with humans throughout their lives.

  • Socialize your kitten. Introducing your kitten to new people, animals, and experiences will help them to behave better and accept change later in life.

Puppy Healthcare Program

Diamond Veterinary Hospital offers a puppy healthcare program. The package is a one time purchase that includes several routine procedures. The package lasts until your puppy is 1 year old and ensures that it receives proper preventative care. The package includes the following:

An initial comprehensive exam. This is an important step in ensuring your new pet’s health for years to come. The exam will check for illness and physical abnormalities.

All necessary first-year vaccinations. Including Canine Distemper, Parainfluenza, Rabies, and Bordetella (kennel cough).

Two fecal parasite tests.

Two Dewormings (if necessary).

A nail trim.

6 months supply of Heartgard. Protects against heartworm and hookworm.

One month of flea preventative.

10% off all cash services for your new puppy. This includes spaying and neutering.

Kitten Healthcare Program

Kitten Healthcare Program

Diamond Veterinary Hospital also offers a kitten healthcare program. The package is a one time purchase that includes several routine procedures. The package lasts until your new kitten is 1 year old and ensures that it receives proper preventative care. The package includes the following:

An initial comprehensive exam. This is an important step in ensuring your new pet’s health for years to come. The exam will check for illness and physical abnormalities.

Felv/FIV test. This test checks for feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses.

All necessary first-year vaccinations. Including Feline Distemper, Calicivirus, Rhino Tracheitis, Leukemia, and Rabies.

Two fecal parasite tests.

Two Dewormings (if necessary).

A nail trim.

6 months supply of Revolution. Protects against fleas, heartworm, hookworm, and ear mites.

10% off all cash services for your new kitten. This includes spaying and neutering.

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