The Basics of Puppy and Kitten Care

We all love puppies and kittens but knowing just how to care for them can be difficult, especially if you have not had a pet before and need some pointers. With the help of a great veterinarian like Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital in the Brevard area, you can learn all about what your puppy or kitten needs to be happy and healthy.

What do Puppies and Kittens Need?

Before you ever get a puppy or a kitten you should first take the time to outfit your home for their care. With puppies it may be essential to keep them in a partitioned off area to prevent them from getting hurt or from ingesting things that might make a trip to the veterinarian necessary. You also want to make sure that you make accommodations for potty training and that you find out what food is best for your puppy. With kittens it is more important to take the time to find places that they might get stuck or things that they might get hurt with. They also need special food to make sure that their digestive tracts are working properly and that they are going to be safe and healthy. After getting your home ready, you do need to find a veterinarian in your area and start the process of getting them ready for vet care.

First Veterinarian Visits for Puppies and Kittens

The first few weeks that you have a puppy or kitten it is important to get them established with a vet so that you can start their care. Puppies and kittens need vaccinations for starters. Since they are so small, they are often more vulnerable to diseases and illnesses that would otherwise be preventable if you have them vaccinated.

They will also need to have their growth and development checked, have their vitals taken, and have a general check to make sure that there is nothing seriously wrong. Vet visits at an early age also help to make it less scary for your pet to go to the vet as they get used to them. Young animals also need to be spayed and neutered to prevent them getting pregnant or impregnating another animal. Spaying and neutering can also help to prevent health issues that are associated with not fixing your pets that can occur later in life.

Contact Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital Today!

We offer a range of services and can help you and your new pet adjust and get ready for a long happy life together. We offer care for pets of all ages and many species and can help get our puppy or kitten ready for their new life. Contact us at 828-884-3647 today.