Puppies and kittens are adorable and lovable, and they integrate into a family seamlessly. Proper puppy and kitten care are essential to the animal’s growth and development. At Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital in Mesa, AZ, we want to get your new furry friend off to a great start. Our dedicated veterinarians are here to guide you through the puppy or kitten phase as your pet matures into healthy adulthood.
Proper Puppy Care
Boundless energy and undeniable cuteness thankfully outweigh the sleepless nights and training accidents. Caring for your new puppy starts with your first visit to the veterinarian’s office. When you meet with one of our veterinarians, there are a few important items you need to discuss. Setting up a wellness plan for your new pet is key to its success. A puppy care plan includes a vaccination schedule, options for flea and tick control, and a spay or neuter plan.
House training is a priority for a healthy environment. Routinely taking your puppy outside will quickly develop the understanding and skills needed for successful house training. Take your puppy out regularly:
- As soon as it wakes up
- Just before bedtime
- After it eats or drinks a lot of water
- After physical activities
Proper Kitten Care
Silly and sweet, kittens are a bundle of energy until they collapse, exhausted from all of their antics. Kitten care is important for healthy development. Our veterinarians will examine your kitten and advise you on a wellness plan. Proper nutrition includes the type of kitten food, how much, and how often to feed your pet.
Options for flea and tick control, potential illnesses, and a vaccination schedule will help establish a plan to keep your kitten healthy and happy for years to come. It is wise to discuss house training during your initial visit, including what type of litter is safe for your kitten. Not all litters are good options, and our veterinarians will guide you towards the best choice.
Feeding Your Puppy or Kitten
Specially formulated food for growing puppies and kittens will ensure your pet receives all of the nutrients its rapidly growing body needs. Our veterinarians will recommend nutritionally dense food that is specifically intended for puppies and kittens.
Set Up Your Kitten or Puppy Visit in Mesa, AZ
Our dedicated staff at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital welcomes puppies and kittens for the veterinary care they need for a happy and healthy life. Call our team today at (480) 380-6710 to learn more about how we can help.