The beginning stages of life are unique for each dog and cat. For this reason, we treat every patient as an individual with a distinctive clinical perspective. We will discuss your new friend's lifestyle and work together to promote not only a happy and healthy first year, but a lifetime of wellness!
During your new puppy or kitten visit, we will discuss the following services:
During your first exam, one of our doctors will examine your pet from nose-to-tail, gaining a better picture of his or her overall health, as well as check for any areas of concern. We will let you know what vaccines are required by law, as well as the vaccines that are critically important for your pet's long-term health.
Most importantly, we will discuss every facet of preventative and wellness care so you know what to expect on the long and wonderful road with your new family member.
We recommend spaying and neutering all pets as they will experience a lifetime of behavior improvements and health benefits. So much so, that sterilized pets can live longer lives.
By eliminating sexual instincts, pets become less aggressive and more loyal companions to their human family members. All in all, it’s a win-win for you and your pet.
Spaying is performed on female pets to remove the ovaries and uterus. This quick and safe procedure prevents unwanted litters, heat cycles, uterine complications and cancers, and mitigates aggression, the urge to roam, mood changes, as well as mammary gland complications and cancers.
Neutering is performed on male pets to remove the testicles. This quick and safe procedure prevents the urge to roam, aggressive behaviors, and the dangers of testicular cancer and an enlarged prostate.
Proper timing is determined based on factors such as age, breed, size, and lifestyle; however, we typically recommend the procedure be done around 6-months of age.