Puppy and Kitten Care

Cats and dogs start as puppies and kittens. It can be exciting to bring these adorable animals into your home, but you shouldn't forget that young animals need lots of attention and care. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, we will make sure your new pet has everything it needs.

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Preventative Care for Puppies and Kittens

Preventative care for puppies and kittens is important to ensure their overall health and well-being. This includes regular veterinary check-ups, vaccinations, and parasite control. If your pet hasn't been spayed or neutered, you will want to schedule those procedures sooner rather than later. Not only can these treatments keep your pet from breeding, but they can prevent behavior issues and reduce the risk of serious health issues. 

Vaccinations are another critical component of preventative care, especially for young pets. Puppies and kittens should receive a series of vaccinations to protect them against common diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. In addition to vaccines, you should keep up with regular deworming to prevent the spread of intestinal parasites.

Wellness Checkups

Wellness visits allow your veterinarian to monitor your pet's health. While they're important for puppies and kittens, cats and dogs should also have regular checkups with vets. During these visits, your veterinarian will examine the pet's eyes, ears, skin, coat, and overall body condition to make sure your pet is healthy. 

Your vet may run diagnostic tests, such as a fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites or a blood test to check for underlying health issues. These appointments are also an opportunity to ask questions and bring up concerns, such as behavior issues or problems with training. Regularly attending wellness checkups is the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy as it grows. 

Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Puppies and kittens have unique nutritional needs that are different from adult pets. It's important to provide a balanced and nutritionally complete diet to meet their growing bodies' needs and support their growth and development. In addition to finding the right food for your pet, you should make sure it's getting the exercise it needs. 

Your veterinarian can help you determine the best diet for your pet. Underlying health issues and other concerns should always be taken into account when choosing a pet food. Since obesity can put your pet at risk for health issues, you should also pay attention to your pet's weight.

Bring Your New Pet to Our Veterinarians in Surrey

With the help of your vet, you will be able to ensure that your new puppy or kitten has everything it needs. Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital provides care to animals during all stages of life. Contact us if you need an appointment for your pet. Call our team today at (604) 536-3131 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm

Friday

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 3pm

Sunday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vet Appts from 9am - 3pm

Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 8pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 3pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Vet Appts from 9am - 3pm

Location

We are located on the intersection of 152 street and 20th avenue, at the Windsor Square Mall.

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