Adopting a puppy or kitten into your family can be an exciting time for everyone involved. Although cuddly new companions offer an endless amount of love and friendship, properly caring for a new pet takes discipline and work. Keeping a pet healthy, especially at a young age, may require specific knowledge and monitoring to understand a new puppy or kittens particular needs. Naperville Animal Hospital works hard to provide proper instruction and help new owners enjoy the first year with their new pets by keeping them safe and healthy.
During this first year of life, kittens and puppies require a stricter diet that is focused on maintaining healthy growth and development. Pet food that is high in protein and easy for their smaller mouths to chew are both important aspects of properly feeding young pets. These pets should never be fed table food and should always have clean water accessible. Monitoring growth and any issues that may arise are also important in pet care and can be easily tracked through regular appointments with a veterinarian.
Parasite and Disease prevention are two of the most important precautions to take when caring for young pets. Much like a human baby, puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations to help strengthen their immune systems. These vaccinations are critical in fighting off diseases that could become life-threatening. Naperville Animal Hospital prides itself on setting up vaccination schedules based on the unique needs of each individual pet. This allows the owner to be more in tune with their pet’s healthcare and be an active participant in decisions regarding protection for his or her pet. Naperville enjoys working with pet owners to educate them! To schedule your Free First Wellness Exam with Naperville Animal Hospital, call (630) 355-5300.