Puppy and Kitten Care
Do you have a new puppy or kitten? Our veterinarian at Pine Castle Animal Care Center in Orlando, FL can help you get the care your new puppy or kitten needs. Keep reading for more information on puppy and kitten care.
What is Puppy and Kitten Care?
Puppies and kittens need special attention to give them a healthy start to their lives. Puppies and kittens should have their first wellness check by 8 weeks of age. During your puppy or kitten's wellness check, a vet at our animal hospital will do a visual check on your pet's skin and coat, legs, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth to make sure they have no health issues that are showing up.
Health issues can be addressed at this time that you need to know about. Your new pet will also be weighed to make sure they are at the weight they are supposed to be at for their age.
We will be happy to give you all kinds of tips on how to care for your new puppy or kitten, especially if you are a brand new pet owner. We can give you tips on how to handle parasite control and brushing your pet's teeth, for example.
Another important aspect of puppy and kitten care is getting your pet spayed or neutered. While a pet can get these procedures done at any age, a puppy or kitten can be spayed or neutered as young as 8 weeks old. Help prevent unwanted litters of pets by getting your puppy or kitten neutered or spayed.
Getting your puppy or kitten microchipped will give you peace of mind in case they leave or are lost.
Signs Your Puppy or Kitten Need to See a Vet
There are several signs that indicate your new pet is not feeling well. Take them to an animal hospital if they display any of the signs below:
- Discharge from eyes
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Bad behavior
- Not eating or drinking
- Urinating irregularly
- Drinking more water
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to set up your puppy or kitten's first visit with us. It is important to establish a relationship with a great veterinarian from the start of your puppy or kitten's life. We would love to help your new pet grow into a happy and healthy animal for you to enjoy.
Call Pine Castle Animal Care Center Today!
Make an appointment today to get your kitten or puppy the care they need. You can visit us at Pine Castle Animal Care Center, 5250 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling us at (407) 855-5010.