“The doctors and the staff at Bay Glen Animal Hospital are all such compassionate ‚ caring people. To the fine folks at Bay Glen ‚ I say thank you very much! ” ~ Chet L.
Care for Puppies and Kittens in Clear Lake TX and the Southeast Houston Area
Puppies and kittens are some of our favorite new patients! We know how important it is to get them started on a good foundation of proper preventive health care, along with quality nutrition and a regular routine to help establish predictable elimination habits and acclimate your new pet into the family. Proper care for these new family members includes choosing the right feeding schedule, exercise and playtime, and, of course, regular veterinary exams. It is important to schedule your puppy or kittenís first visit to our office when he or she is between 6 to 8 weeks of age or as soon as you acquire your new pet. It is critical that he or she receives an initial examination in these early stages of development.
Many puppies and kittens have already contracted intestinal parasites from their mother or litter mates, which can potentially be passed on to you and your family. As part of your petís initial visit, we will check for intestinal parasites and administer an oral dewormer. In addition, we will review any previous vaccination history and set up your petís vaccination schedule. Typically, after this initial examination, follow-up visits will be scheduled every 3 to 4 weeks until your pet reaches 4 months of age. During the course of these visits, we will be charting your petís growth, weight, and body development. Weíll also discuss various preventive health care programs, such as intestinal parasite prevention and heartworm and flea control, and update any vaccinations as needed according to your petís specific health and risk factors. During this time, our veterinarians and nurses will also begin a conversation about the many benefits of spaying or neutering your pet and the important role that it plays in responsible pet ownership.
These first few months are also a great time for you to learn more! Becoming a better educated pet owner means that you can help your new puppy or kitten grow into a well-adjusted and healthy lifelong friend. You can count on the educational resources and services from our professional staff at Bay Glen Animal Hospital to help you and your companion have a long and healthy relationship together. The veterinarians and staff look forward to partnering with you to establishing a long and healthy relationship with your new pet.