Puppy and Kitten Care From Our Pensacola Veterinarian
At The Brentwood Animal Hospital, our Pensacola veterinarian offers quality care services for your pet at all stages of life. Whether you've recently adopted a puppy or kitten, trusting us with your new pet's health and wellness is one of the best decisions you can make. With more than 45 years of experience in serving the surrounding communities, we're your one-stop shop for all your puppy's or kitten's needs.
Important Puppy and Kitten Care Services
Puppies and kittens require special care, especially when compared to full-grown adult pet. For starters, we recommend a comprehensive wellness exam for all puppies and kittens as part of their first visit with us. This is important even if your pet had recent veterinary care at the shelter before you adopted him or her. It's important because this first exam allows us to not only establish a relationship with you and your new pet, but to have a baseline for future appointment in terms of your pet's health and wellness.
During your pet's health and wellness exam, we'll make sure your pet is of a healthy size and weight; we can also make recommendations when it comes to your pet's nutritional needs. And of course, if your pet is in need of any vaccinations, we can also take care of these during your first appointment. While most shelters take care of pet vaccinations before the adoption date, puppies and kittens frequently need updated vaccines as they grow. Therefore, even if your pet was recently vaccinated, there's a good chance he or she will need more shots within the first few weeks after adoption, anyway.
If you have your pet's most recent veterinary records, we ask that you bring them in at the time of your appointment, as this will give us a better idea of your pet's medical history as well as vaccination history. From there, we can also generate an updated vaccine schedule for your pet.
Another service we may recommend for your new pet is that of spay or neuter services. Depending on the age at which you adopted your pet, there's a chance that he or she was not spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter. This is something that you should have done as soon as possible, as having your pet spayed or neutered allows you to do your part in controlling the pet population and keeping unwanted litters out of shelters. There are also numerous health benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered, such as reducing your pet's risk of developing reproductive cancers later in life.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Pensacola
If you've recently adopted a new puppy or kitten, get them off to a great start by scheduling their first appointment with our veterinarian in Pensacola. Give The Brentwood Animal Hospital a call today at (850) 434-2646 to find out more about our services and set up an appointment.