Caring for a new puppy or kitten is an exciting adventure, however, it does require you to perform some important tasks to keep your pet in the best of health. Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville is available to help any time your pet requires medical attention. In addition to veterinary care when your pet has an illness or health issue, try the following steps to keep your pet safe during this stage of his or her life.
Check Your Home For Hazards So Your Pet Stays Safe
Before allowing your puppy or kitten to roam around your home, it is best to do a complete evaluation of all rooms for hazards that could cause your pet to have an injury. Get on floor level so that you see potential problems that you may not notice from your regular stance. Sharp edges, chemicals, strings, small items, and poisonous plants need to be removed from the areas your pet will be using on a routine basis. In addition, medications and foods need to be locked away so that your puppy or kitten cannot reach for them.
Make An Appointment At Our Animal Hospital
It is just as important to see our veterinarians for comprehensive examinations as it is when your pet is sick or hurt. Make an appointment with our veterinary team as soon as you bring your pet home so that we can checked for potential medical issues that would require intervention. If problems are found, our doctors can discuss with you about treatment options. During your pet's exam, your vet will check your furry friend’s weight, make recommendations regarding his or her dietary needs, and speak to you about the importance of preventative maintenance such as immunizations and spaying or neutering.
We are happy to offer puppy and kitten packages that includes most vaccines that your pet will need to prevent diseases from occurring. Ask one of our professional vets about these packages.
Kitten and Puppy Care in Gainesville, FL
If your kitten or puppy is ready for his or her first veterinary examination, or if your beloved animal is suffering from an issue that requires our professional assistance, contact Millhopper Veterinary Medical Center in Gainesville to make an appointment with our veterinarians. Reach out to our animal hospital by calling us at 352-373-8055 for more information.