Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is an exciting event. They add energy and fun and are a source of unceasing affection as they bond with you and your family.

New pets also require a little extra attention to ensure they get a good, healthy start at life. This means that comprehensive physical exams at key developmental stages are important, as well as time- and veterinarian-tested advice on housebreaking and training.

The staff at May Veterinary recommends an initial wellness exam during the first year. The wellness exams include screenings for damaging parasitic infections such as worms or giardia, as well as an initial dental exam and perhaps a vitamin supplement for good nutritional health. At six months, we recommend spaying or neutering. For our clients with puppies, we also strongly recommend starting medicines to prevent heartworm as well as a microchip lost pet ID as young pets are prone to running off and getting lost.

We believe it is very important to take a balanced approach to vaccinating kittens and puppies. We spread vaccine visits throughout your pet's first year to ensure his or her immune system adequately responds and recovers from each vaccine challenge.

All of us at May Veterinary want your new pets to live a long, healthy and happy life!