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
  • Vaccinations
  • 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
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Rabies
  • 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
  • Rabies

Puppy and Kitten Veterinary Services

To support you and your young pet, Wheaton Animal Hospital offers a variety of veterinary services such as:

Your pet’s health is important to us. Please contact us with questions about our services or your pet’s health. We also invite you to visit our animal care center or take a virtual tour.

Mama and pups

Walk-ins Welcome!

We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!

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News & Events

Save 20% on Dental Cleanings in September! Book Your Appointment TODAY!

Your pet's dental health is important! By age 3, most cats & dogs show signs of dental disease. Prevent this and help your pet live a long and healthy life with regular dental check-ups and cleanings! Save 20% on Dental Cleanings this September! Offer valid September 1 - September 30th. Call us at 630.665.1500 to schedule for September, appointments will fill up quickly!

Our Clinic is Closed on Labor Day!

Please note our clinic will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observation of Labor Day. For emergencies After Hours or during Holiday Hours, please call 630.337.3070.


Save the date! Adventure Bay Pool in Hillside invites dogs to swim in their pool before they close it for the season! Event takes place on Monday, August 20th from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at Adventure Bay Pool (700 Speechley Blvd. Hillside, IL). Admission is a $10 donation fee (per dog) benefitting Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Dogs must be social (dog and people friendly), up to date on vaccinations and on a leash to enter. Check out the Facebook event HERE!

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