Puppy and Kitten Care

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Puppy and Kitten Care 2017-09-26T09:14:14+00:00

Welcoming the Newest Member of Your Family

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time. This playful and energetic ball of fur will provide you with hours of entertainment and lots of love as the newest member of your family. New England Animal Hospital looks forward to working with you in providing comprehensive veterinary health care throughout your new pet’s life.

Wellness Exams

Annual wellness exams provide your veterinarian the opportunity to complete a nose-to-tail physical examination of your pet. Routine diagnostic tests while your pet is healthy allow our staff to establish baselines, making it easier to track any changes in his or her veterinary health before they lead to more serious conditions.

Microchipping

Having a missing pet is a scary and stressful time for any pet owner. This simple and easy procedure of inserting a rice-sized chip between your pet’s shoulder blades can be completed during any scheduled appointment. A lost pet can be brought into any participating shelter, hospital, or clinic where staff will utilize a wand scanner to obtain a code from the inserted chip. This code is called into a database center where customer service will contact you at the number provided during registration.

There are many benefits to spaying (for female) and neutering (for male) pets. In addition to controlling the pet population and decreasing the number of abandoned pets, many behavioral issues can also be addressed. New England Animal Hospital veterinarians recommend that all pets be spayed or neutered between the ages of 5 and 6 months.

Vaccinations are an easy and cost-effective way to prevent your pet from contracting a variety of disease and illnesses. Your veterinarian will work with you in developing a vaccination schedule that meets the individualized needs of your pet during his or her initial visit. Puppies and kittens will return several times for boosters during the first four months. After that annual, bi-annual or tri-annual boosters will be required.

Quality and proper nutrition is just as important to your pet’s overall veterinary health. Our veterinarians and staff are trained to assist you in identifying a diet that meets the specific nutritional needs of your pet.

During your pet’s routine wellness exam, our veterinarians will examine your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity, checking for signs of tartar buildup that can lead to serious periodontal disease and infection. If needed, they may recommend professional teeth cleaning, available by appointment at New England Animal Hospital’s state-of-the-art dental suite.