Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life
At North East Animal Hospital, we offer Pediatric Plans for pets ages 6-14 weeks. The plans include wellness exams, fecal testing, deworming and microchipping at time of spay or neuter. Call us at (814) 725-8836 to see if your puppy or kitten qualifies to sign up.
Below are our recommendations to give your puppy or kitten the very best start in life.
- Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.
- Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.
- Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that puppies are tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age, if not done previously, and that kittens are tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit, if not done previously.
- Additional Recommendations: Your veterinarian will also discuss and recommend other services, such as spaying, neutering or microchipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.