Taking Care of Your New Puppy or Kitten
A new puppy or a kitten is a big investment. You are essentially adding a family member that will be with you for several years. At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital, we can help you get off to a great start with your new furry family member.
Get Started with Pet Care
As soon as you get your pet home, bring your pet to us for a vet visit. A veterinarian can give your pet a thorough checkup to see if there are any issues that need to be addressed. We can check things like fur, teeth, eyes, heart rate, and the presence of parasites, and that will give us a baseline for the future. Veterinary care has come a long way in recent years.
Vaccinations and Deworming
Depending on the age of your pets, they will likely need vaccinations to prevent all kinds of diseases. Pets need shots at a certain age, and we can keep you up to date on those shots as needed. We also deworm pets as a standard procedure as part of your first visit.
Getting a puppy or kitten is different than getting an adult animal. There is a lot of training to do, and lots of adjusting by you and your pet. We can help there with information on pet care. This is especially important if this is your first pet. We can answer any questions you might have regarding the best way to proceed with your new pet’s care. We will advise you on the best foods, and even teach you to brush your animal's teeth. There is also the important matter of behavior training, and this may take some time if you are not experienced at training animals.
Spaying or Neutering
To void unwanted animal pregnancies, you will need to spay or neuter your pet. This is something veterinarians do routinely. The procedure also helps with behavioral issues and lowers the risk of various kinds of illnesses. For most pet owners, spaying or neutering their pets is a good idea, and should be done while pets are young. It is easier on the animal that way.
Come See Us at Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital
At Duarte Azusa Animal Hospital we provide the best of veterinary care available for your pets. It is especially important to get a puppy or kitten off to a good start, and it’s always beneficial to only have one vet for the life of your pet. Call for an appointment today and get your pet off to a great start with a visit to our veterinarian. Our number is 626-357-2251.