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The Importance of Proper Puppy and Kitten Care in Colorado Springs

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Puppies and kittens require specialized care that helps ensure growth and healthy development. The veterinarians at Centennial Animal Hospital have years of experience caring for young pets, and can offer your puppy or kitten the vaccines, wellness exams, parasite control, and health screening necessary for them to live full and happy lives. Our pet care is comprehensive and ensures the safety of your pet when you need an animal hospital Colorado Springs that serves your needs.

Veterinary Care for Puppies and Kittens

Once you get a puppy or kitten, it’s important to schedule an appointment for a pet wellness exam as quickly as possible. The first thing your Centennial Animal Hospital vet will do is perform a complete physical examination, checking your puppy or kitten’s vitals like weight and eyesight to help ascertain the health of your pet. We also examine dental health for puppies and kittens, and can help take action if your puppy or kitten needs dental care.  

At Centennial Animal Hospital, we build a schedule with various appointments for your puppy or kitten. These dates are structured to provide vaccines, deworming treatment, nutritional support, and prevention steps during key dates in your puppy or kitten’s development. Most of these scheduled procedures are standard for puppies and kittens. However, depending on your puppy or kitten’s health needs, there may be some slight variation, such as if they need an extra vaccine or require surgery.

Parasite and Disease Control

One of the most important screening steps is to examine your puppy or kitten for parasites or diseases. There are a variety of conditions that can strike early with sometimes serious consequences, such as kennel cough.

We can also make determinations what, if any, medications are necessary for your puppy or kitten. For both kittens and puppies, we will take prevention steps to stop a variety of parasites while also initiating prevention measures to ensure your puppy doesn’t suffer from heartworm. We will also perform a deworming and stool analysis for puppies and kittens to track and treat various parasitic infections.

Providing Vaccines

Vaccines are also a key part of keeping kitten and puppies healthy. Your kitten will receive key vaccines for feline leukemia, rabies, and diseases like rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia. Your puppy will receive vaccines will include rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo virus among others.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering help improve behavior in cats and dogs, keeps pets healthy, and aid in population control. At our office, we recommended these procedures for puppies and kittens when they’ve reached a certain stage of maturity, and can work to schedule a date for these important procedures.

Our Colorado Springs Veterinarian Offers Counseling

As a part of our service, we also offer nutritional counseling for puppy care and kitten care, which includes tips on house training, proper safety, and how to make your puppy or kitten comfortable in a new home. We can also help you with behavioral issues and prepare your pet to be socialized into your home.

If you need a veterinarian in Colorado Springs for a pet wellness exam for your puppy or kitten, call Centennial Animal Hospital at (719) 528-1693 or visit our office at 6870 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

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