Puppy and Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens are fun to watch grow, play with, and cuddle with at night while watching television. However, having a puppy or kitten can be a lot of work and requires preventative care, treatment, and vaccinations. Seeing our veterinarian can help provide advice and guidance on how to raise a happy, healthy pet. The veterinary care team at Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic in Benson, NC, offers comprehensive pet preventative care, and you can learn more below:
Essential Veterinary Care for Puppies and Kittens
As a new pet owner, it's important to understand the essential veterinarian care that your puppy or kitten needs. They should receive a thorough physical exam, which allows our vets to check for any underlying health issues. Vaccinations are also crucial in protecting them from common illnesses like distemper and rabies. Our veterinarian may also recommend deworming medication and flea and tick prevention. In addition, spaying and neutering can help your pet live a happier and longer life.
Visiting a Veterinarian for Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations
If you recently got a new puppy or kitten, taking them to the vet is crucial for their well-being. In addition to providing a routine exam, our vet can provide owners with guidance on proper nutrition and make sure your puppy or kitten has the vacations they need. When you schedule regular check-ups, it can also help with detecting health issues early and allows our team to treat your pet on time to in order to prevent any further complications.
Recommended Check-ups for Puppies and Kittens
It is generally recommended to take your puppy to the vet for regular check-ups and vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. Afterward, it is recommended to schedule annual check-ups so our vets can ensure your pet is healthy and developing as they should. However, if you notice any concerning symptoms or changes in behavior, it is essential to bring these to our vet’s attention as soon as possible.
Learn more about puppy and kitten care
If you want to learn more about puppy and kitten care, our team at Carolina Crossing Veterinary Clinic in Benson, NC, can answer any questions you may have. Contact us at (919) 934-7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our vet. We offer comprehensive pet care and look forward to keeping your puppy or kitten happy and healthy!