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Puppy & Kitten Care FAQ

Caring for a puppy or kitten is a rewarding experience, however, it does require a bit of time and dedication to ensure their health needs are met properly. If your new pet requires medical assistance, preventative kitten or puppy care, or a check-up, contact Forsyth Veterinary Hospital , the Winston-Salem animal hospital to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Here are some frequently asked questions about puppy and kitten care to read over to help prepare you for the endeavors ahead.

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What Happens When A Puppy Or Kitten Has Their First Vet Appointment?

It is important to give us a call to schedule an appointment for your new puppy or kitten to be checked over by our veterinarian. During this session, our practitioner will check your pet's vitals, look over their body from nose to tail, and run tests if there are any medical problems. It is important to have your new pet evaluated so any conditions found are treated quickly, perhaps stopping the escalation of symptoms as a result. Preventative care will be discussed during your pet's initial appointment as well.

What Types Of Preventative Care Does Our Veterinarian Provide?

In addition to routine visits, our veterinarian handles a variety of preventative actions to keep your pet in the best of health. Our vet conducts spaying or neutering surgeries to stop pets from reproducing. Parasite prevention is administered so your pet does not suffer from health risks associated with them. Vaccinations are also given to pets according to recommended schedules. Microchipping can also be done so you have a better chance of being reunited with your pet if you become separated. Each of these care tactics will be discussed with you during your kitten or puppy's first appointment so you have a better understanding of their importance.

When Can A Puppy Or Kitten Be Spayed Or Neutered?

You may wonder at what age you can bring your puppy or kitten to our veterinarian for the spay or neuter process. Our vet will conduct a complete assessment of your pet's health and determine their approximate age according to their weight and length if you are unsure of their exact birth date. They will then let you know if they are a candidate for the surgical procedure to stop them from reproducing. In most cases, this can be done at just a few months of age for both puppies and kittens of either sex.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you need more information about kitten care or puppy care, contact Forsyth Veterinary Hospital to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Our Winston-Salem animal hospital is reachable by calling 336-750-6300. We look forward to meeting you and your new puppy or kitten.