Puppy & Kitten Care

Microchipping

  • Pets can be microchipped at any age.
  • Microchips provide a lifetime of permanent, foolproof identification.
  • Microchips are inserted beneath the skin, between the shoulder blades.
  • Insertion takes only a few seconds and your pet will experience minimal pain. This can also be done at the same time as other services, like while administering vaccines, performing spay/neuter procedure, or during a wellness visit.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

  • Our recommendation is to perform spay/neuter procedure around six months of age. Timing varies in some cases, and our team will work with you to do what is best for your pet.
  • Pets can return to their own homes the same day as surgery and recovery is usually very quick.
  • This procedure benefits your individual pet’s health, improves behavior, and prevents unwanted litters, as well as helps combat pet overpopulation.

Puppy Care

Wellness Exams

  • Puppy wellness exams are scheduled at 8, 12, and 16 week intervals. This schedule allows us to track your puppy’s growth, monitor immune health, and prevent parasitic infections.
  • You can expect a comprehensive physical exam and for your vet to administer any necessary core or non-core vaccines.
  • During your visits, ask us any questions you may have about your puppy’s physical health, behavior and training, temperament, etc.
  • Be sure to bring a fresh fecal sample to each of your pet’s scheduled wellness visits.

Vaccinations

  • Vaccines keep your puppy protected against life-threatening conditions, which is especially important for their developing immune systems.
  • Before your puppy has received all of the vaccines they need during the first year of life, we recommend being mindful where you take your new puppy. Your home is the safest place. Forego dog-friendly locations like dog parks, daycares, and boarding facilities until your puppy is fully vaccinated.
  • Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs. This includes: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Rabies.
  • Non-core vaccines are recommended based on lifestyle, risk of exposure, and unique health considerations. This includes: Bordetella (kennel cough), Leptospirosis, and Canine Influenza.

Kitten Care

Wellness Exams

  • Kitten wellness exams are scheduled at 8, 12, and 16 week intervals. This schedule allows us to track your kitten’s  growth, monitor immune health, and prevent parasitic infections.
  • You can expect a comprehensive physical exam at a wellness visit, and for your vet to administer any necessary core or non-core vaccines.
  • During your visits, ask us any questions you may have about your kitten’s physical health, behavior and training, temperament, etc.
  • Be sure to bring a fresh fecal sample to each of your pet’s scheduled wellness visits.

Vaccinations

  • Vaccines keep your puppy protected against life-threatening conditions, which is especially important for their developing immune systems.
  • Core vaccines are recommended for all kittens, regardless of lifestyle considerations or health status. These include: Rabies, Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus. 
  • Non-core vaccines are recommended on a case-by-case basis, determinant on lifestyle, risk of exposure, and health status. These include: Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and Feline Infectious Peritonitis. 

Multi-Cat Households

  • We strongly recommend having your new kitten tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) before introducing them to other cats in your household.
  • Introducing a new kitten to a multi-cat household should be a slow and patient process. Cats are territorial, so it’s best to first keep the new kitten in a separate room so they can smell each other through the door, but not see each other. After some time apart, place your kitten in a carrier and let your other cats see and smell the new kitten. The next step would be to let them interact, but don’t rush this process!

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Valued Clients,

We will have modified hours during the week of July 6, 2020.
The hours will be as follows:

Monday 7/6: 7:30am - 7:00pm

Tuesday 7/7: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7/8: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7/9: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7/10: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 7/11: 9:00am - 11:00am*
*For boarding pick up/drop offs and food/medication pick ups

We will resume our normal hours on Monday, July 13.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.