We Can’t Wait to See Your New Pet
Now that you have a new puppy or kitten, Best Friends Animal Health Center wants you to keep him or her happy and healthy. The best way to do this is to start at the beginning with a new pet exam.
Ideally, we want you to bring your new pet to see us at the age of 6-8 weeks. This is especially important for cats that are at risk for infectious diseases. Early intervention can reduce the chance of serious illness. We will give your new kitty a complete physical examination, as well as a fecal analysis screening for parasites, blood test for feline leukemia(FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), and vaccinations for:
- Feline leukemia
- Herpes virus
- Feline respiratory complex
Puppies will be given a complete physical exam and we encourage owners to bring a fecal sample for examination as well. Vaccinations to protect your puppy against disease are easy to get and part of making sure that your pet grows to be a vigorous adult dog. These vaccines prevent against:
Best Friends Animal Health Center also offers microchips for permanent identification. Our staff will register your pet for you so that you don’t have that “one more thing” to do with a new kitten or puppy.
As your puppy or kitten grows and matures, the regular visits he or she has come to expect will continue. We encourage you to bring your puppy or kitten in at any time for a nail trim. This will help build trust and will keep your pet’s feet in top condition. Best Friends Animal Health Center’s veterinarians will work with you to tailor a program of Puppy or Kitten Packages to start on the path of a long and happy life.
Best Friends Animal Health Center’s veterinarians look forward to creating a long and happy relationship with your pet and with you. We’ll talk with you about training techniques as well as your expectations and goals for your pet. We are happy to discuss with you what your pet is likely to experience during his or her life. Some purebred dogs are susceptible to diseases or conditions particular to their breed. We can give you information and let you know what to look for. At the end of each exam, you will receive a written sheet that summarizes what we have talked about so that we all have a record of the information.