Visit Our Animal Hospital for Your Puppy & Kitten Care Needs
Adopting a new puppy or kitten is an exciting experience. You're introducing a new friend to the family, and all the joy and love felt can be overwhelming. However, it's up to you to care for this new four-legged friend, which may mean proper puppy or kitten care by a qualified veterinarian. You will find that when you visit us at Sherwood Family Pet Clinic in Sherwood, OR. Our animal hospital team is ready to help guide you through the process.
Scheduling Services at Our Animal Hospital in Sherwood, OR
The first thing you need to do is call the clinic. We have a knowledgeable staff member available to answer all your initial questions. First, let them know you have a new pet, and then we can set you up with the appropriate appointment.
Some of the standard services you can expect to receive during the first visit are a physical exam, vaccines, checking for external parasites such as fleas, checking for internal parasites such as roundworm, hookworms, tapeworms, and giardia. You will need to bring a fresh stool sample to your pet's appointment. Then, we will discuss your options for a spay or neuter. It's recommended to spay or neuter your pet in most instances. Not only to help control the pet population but also for the health benefits. Animals tend to live longer, they are less likely to run away from home, and their behaviors can improve.
Questions to Ask the Veterinarian
You likely have questions if this is your first time having a pet. It's best to organize your concerns for your visit, so you can walk away feeling satisfied you got all the information you need. Here are some of the most common questions for new pet owners:
- What vaccinations does the puppy or kitten need, and when should he receive them?
- How often should we come back?
- What diet and exercise are appropriate?
- Are there any genetic or breed-specific health concerns I should know about?
- How do I properly train, socialize, and discipline my new pet?
- Are there any parasites or internal parasites that the pet could be at risk for, and what preventative measures should be taken?
- How should I care for teeth, gums, and overall oral hygiene?
- Are there any specific grooming needs?
- Are there any signs of illness or pain I should look for?
- What should I do in case of an emergency?
- How do I get pet insurance for my pet?
The answers to these may vary depending on the animal and breed.
Visit Us for More Information
Are you ready to do what's best for your new puppy or kitten? Call our office now at (503) 625-5664 to make an appointment. We at Sherwood Family Pet Clinic in Sherwood, OR, are here to help.