Getting new puppies or kittens is very exciting. They’re cute and fluffy and so playful. But it is important that you focus on their wellness. Together with your veterinarian, you can provide everything that your pets need in order to stay healthy and safe. At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale NY, we’re here to help you provide your kittens or puppies with everything they need.
Wellness at Home
Wellness begins at home, since it is where your puppies or kittens will spend the most time.
A Safe, Calm Environment for Them
Your new pets need a safe and comfortable environment at home. Make sure they have a comfortable place to sleep and somewhere where they can be by themselves when they are overwhelmed. Your pets are babies and need a calm environment where they receive a lot of affection and patience.
In order to grow healthy and strong, your puppies or kittens need to be on an appropriate diet. Make sure you give them lots of fresh water and healthy food. If you need help choosing a pet food or have concerns that your pets might need a special diet, talk to our veterinarian.
Wellness with Your Veterinarian
Your veterinarian is a major part of your puppies or kittens’ wellness.
Your pets need yearly medical exams, so be sure to schedule those. These exams allow the vet to catch problems early and make sure that your pets are growing up healthy.
Pets actually need to go to the dentist. In this case, your pets’ dentist is also their veterinarian. Dental health is a major part of overall wellness. Without regular cleanings, pets can develop gum and tooth diseases, which can result in sickness in other parts of the body. Unhealthy teeth also have difficulty chewing food, which can lead to nutrition deficits. Make your pets’ dental health a priority.
Vaccines keep your pets from contracting preventable illnesses. While all pets need vaccines, they don’t necessarily always need the same ones. Talk to your veterinarian about what vaccines your pets need and when.
Spaying and Neutering
You should get your puppies and kittens spayed or neutered. This will prevent unwanted pregnancy, as well as problems with their reproductive systems.
Your vet can implant a harmless microchip in your pets that contains a serial number linked to your contact information in a pet registry. If your pets get lost, this microchip allows a veterinarian to know where to return them.
Your puppies and kittens’ wellness depends on you. At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, NY, we’re here to help. Book an appointment today!