Puppy and Kitten Care in Eugene, OR at The Veterinary Hospital
The Veterinary Hospital in Eugene, OR is pleased to provide the essential care that your new kitten or puppy needs to live a long, healthy life. Just like human babies, your pet needs certain types of preventive treatments early on to stave off problems later on. To ensure your pet is with you for a long time, our experienced veterinarian recommends getting these services for proper puppy care and kitten care.
Health Checkups Get Pets Off to a Solid Start
During your pet’s first visit, our Eugene, OR veterinarian will feel and inspect the physical health of the animal. This entails looking at the eyes, ears, nose, coat, stance, and feeling the entire body, including the abdomen, for abnormalities. A fecal and blood sample is taken to test for issues that cannot be seen from the outside.
Vital Vaccinations for Puppy Care and Kitten Care
Core vaccinations are essential in the realm of kitten care and puppy care. By law, all pets must have a current rabies shot, but there are a few others which are considered ‘core’ vaccines that help prevent the most common diseases. There are also non-core vaccines that you might want your pet to have depending on your lifestyle. Our veterinarian can help you choose what your new pet really needs.
Spaying and Neutering
Sterilizing your pet helps prevent overpopulation of the species, and will definitely prevent unwanted pregnancies. Pets can have this in-office surgery any time after 8 months of age. It also lessens the incidents of certain cancers of the reproductive organs, and it might even improve their temperament and certain undesirable behaviors.
Protect New Pets from Parasites, Fleas, and Ticks
These nasty invaders love pets just as much as you do. Some internal parasites, like heartworm, can be deadly. Flea infestations can cause a variety of ailments in animals, and a single tick can result in Lyme disease. We can help you choose the right pet pest preventives to meet the needs and age of your new kitten or puppy.
Microchipping your feisty new dog or cat is wise, as they are fast and often eager to run and explore outdoors. If your pets get lost, you can increase the odds of finding them by having them microchipped. Be sure to talk to our vet about this affordable device.
Bring Your Pet to The Veterinary Hospital
If you live in the Eugene, OR community, contact The Veterinary Hospital today at (541) 688-1835. We’ll get you and your new pet set up with routine care and discuss any additional services you might be interested in.