Puppy & Kitten Care from the Pet Experts
Puppy and kitten wellness care begins with the understanding that young pets are vulnerable to diseases and parasites. The pet experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital prioritize the care of these youngsters, beginning with proper nutrition, parasite preventatives, and disease prevention through vaccine protocols.
Preventative Care Exams
As soon as you bring your new pet home, we recommend scheduling a preventative care exam. Proper preventative care is vital to protect your pet from disease and to start your pet on the path to life-long wellness. We offer comprehensive puppy and kitten wellness care exams, which include:
- A complete physical exam
- Nutritional consultation
- Parasite testing
- Prophylactic deworming
- Behavioral consultation
Nutrition for Puppies and Kittens
During their first year, puppies and kittens require proper nutrition to support their growth. Puppy and kitten formulas are rich in protein and specific nutrients to encourage the healthy development of young bones, muscles, and teeth. We are pleased to answer any questions you have regarding proper nutrition for your pet. Puppy and kitten prescription diets are available from our in-house pharmacy.
Parasite Testing and Prevention
Parasites threaten your pet’s health by damaging major organs, often causing long-term health issues or even death. In some cases, parasites can be transmitted to you from your pet. Your pet’s preventative care exam will include testing for parasites such as:
- Internal parasites—heartworm, roundworms, etc.
- External parasites—fleas and ticks
At Wheaton Animal Hospital, we take parasite detection and prevention seriously and will customize a plan to meet your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle. We offer a variety of options and welcome any questions you may have.
Vaccinations for Puppies and Kittens
Young pets require a series of vaccines to protect them from life-threatening diseases. The experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital will tailor a vaccination plan based on your pet’s risk of exposure and lifestyle.
Vaccinations to protect against canine diseases may include:
- DHPP–distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus
- Bordetella—tracheobronchitis or kennel cough
- Lyme disease
- Influenza or dog flu
Vaccinations to protect against feline diseases may include:
- Feline panleukopenia–feline distemper
- Feline respiratory diseases–rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia
- FeLV–feline leukemia
Puppy and Kitten Veterinary Services
To support you and your young pet, Wheaton Animal Hospital offers a variety of veterinary services such as: