Caring for a new puppy or kitten can be a hard job as there’s much for you to do. If you need help with your new pet’s care, a Los Gatos, CA, vet on our team is here to lend a hand. Here at Summit Veterinary Hospital, we can help care for puppies and kittens and can help your new pet get off to a healthy start in his new home.
What You Should Know about Puppy & Kitten Care
Before adding a new puppy or kitten to your household, take stock of your home to see how to prepare for your new pet. Your new pet will need a safe and accessible place to sleep. You’ll also need to make arrangements for potty training and teach your pet the do’s and don’ts of living in your home. You’ll need basic supplies like food and water bowls. You might also need grooming products, toys, a comfy bed, leash, and collar. A Los Gatos veterinarian on our team can recommend a nutritious diet for your new pet to help with his growth and development.
First Vet Visits
Shortly after bringing your new pet home, contact a vet on our veterinary team to schedule a wellness exam to ensure he is in good health. We’ll check your pet for signs of health issues and might initiate parasite prevention measures to prevent infestation. We’ll also record your pet’s vital signs, size, and weight so we can monitor his growth and development.
You can start kitten and puppy vaccinations when you visit our animal hospital. Afterwards, we’ll create a vaccination schedule for your pet conducive to its health needs.
Puppy vaccinations at our animal hospital might include protection against different types of diseases that can threaten your pet’s health. We might also recommend certain types of vaccinations depending on the lifestyle you intend for your pet to have.
Spay and Neuter Surgery
Fixing your pet at an early age prevents litters. In addition to preventing pregnancy, spay and neuter procedures can protect your pet against reproductive cancers that can impair his or her health.
See a Los Gatos Vet on Our Team for Puppy and Kitten Care
For pet care services you, contact us at Summit Veterinary Hospital, in Los Gatos, CA, at (408) 353-1113. We can provide provide puppy vaccinations, kitten care, spay and neuter, and more at our animal hospital.