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At Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital, our veterinarian in Sarasota is happy to offer dedicated puppy and kitten care for your new pet. A lifetime of wellness begins at an early age, so whether you're recently adopted a new kitten/puppy or are planning to do so in the near future, our veterinary team has all your pet's needs covered.
Kitten and puppy care is extremely important, as young pets do a great deal of physical development within the first year of life. Bringing your puppy or kitten in for veterinary care allows our team to ensure that your new pet is developing at a healthy rate and that there are no warning signs of underlying medical issues. Having your kitten or puppy checked out by a vet early on is also a great way to get your new pet accustomed to being brought into our vet's office, which can make future visits much more comfortable and help them to avoid anxiety over going to the vet.
Even if your new puppy or kitten was recently vetted before adoption, it is always a good idea to schedule a routine wellness exam with us shortly after you bring your pet home. While shelters and rescues do a great job of vetting many animals (having them dewormed, vaccinating them, etc.), it is still likely that your pet could benefit from additional care after leaving a shelter or other environment. Furthermore, bringing your pet in to see us for a physical exam will give you the added peace of mind in knowing your new furry friend is healthy and happy.
There are many specific veterinary services we recommend for young pets and that we offer right here in our office. Aside from a comprehensive physical exam, there is a chance your pet will soon need another round of vaccinations (such as rabies, parvo, panleuk, and distemper vaccines). We can have these taken care of in our office and provide you with a vaccination schedule so you know when your puppy or kitten's next rounds of vaccines are due.
If you're interested in getting your new pet put on a flea and tick preventative, this is yet another service we can provide in our office. We recommend that all pets, both indoor and outdoor, have some sort of preventative in place. Otherwise, your new pet could be affected by ticks and fleas, which can cause skin irritation, infection, and can even carry disease.
And of course, if your new puppy or kitten has not yet been neutered or spayed, we encourage you to have this done in our office as soon as safely possible. We also recommend having your new pet microchipped to increase your chances of a happy reunion if your pet ever goes missing down the road.
Get your new puppy or kitten off to a healthy start in life by scheduling an appointment with our veterinarian in Sarasota. You can reach Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital to get started and find out more about our clinic by calling us at(941) 366-1222.