Puppy & Kitten Care
Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is usually a fun and exciting time for a family, and we want to help keep it that way! Lindenhurst Animal Hospital offers wellness services designed specifically for puppies and kittens to help them get started on the right paw. As with pets of any age, we place a strong emphasis on preventative care, which is especially important during puppyhood and kittenhood.
Your Pet’s First Visit
We recommend that puppies and kittens receive their first veterinary visit within a week of them coming home. During the first visit at our hospital, we perform a comprehensive wellness exam, checking your pet from nose to tail. We also discuss the importance of vaccinations, which protect against several potentially fatal diseases. We conduct fecal exams and deworming, since most puppies and kittens are born with worms from their mothers.
Once the physical aspects of the visit are covered, we can discuss caring for your new pet at home. We address topics ranging from training, behavior, diet and nutrition, spaying/neutering, parasite control, and identification. We can also provide you with basic training tips as well as recommendations for bedding, carriers, toys, and other products. Feel free to ask any questions you have about your pet.
We want you and your new companion to have a strong, healthy bond, just as much as you do, and there’s no better time to establish that bond than when your pet is young. Lindenhurst Animal Hospital offers behavioral counseling to help your pet become a well-behaved, well-socialized pet. We can address several of the most common behavioral issues, including nipping, jumping, and barking. If necessary, we can also refer you to a trainer or behaviorist in the area for more extensive instruction.
Schedule your pet’s first visit with us today. We can’t wait to meet your new four-legged friend!