Puppy and Kitten Care in Oakwood at South Hall Veterinary Hospital
If you have recently taken in a new pet through an adoption or a new litter’s arrival, you will surely want to get your new pup or kitty the very best care in Oakwood, GA. Our veterinarian, Dr. Laura Townshend, is eager to get your new furry friend into our office for a checkup and essential care that will set him on course for a happy and healthy life.
Getting the First Checkup with Your Pet
Within the first few weeks of life, get your pet off to a good start with a routine checkup and South Hall Veterinary Hospital. Your pet will undergo a head to tail inspection to ensure that there are no red flags concerning your pet’s health. In addition to a physical exam, we may need to take samples of blood or fecal matter to check for any internal parasites or abnormalities.
Vaccination Schedules for Puppies and Kittens
If you have recently gained a new family member through adoption, it is likely that your kitten or pup has been vaccinated prior to coming home with you. In other cases, you might need to schedule these for your pet. Around six weeks of age is the ideal time to allow our Oakwood veterinarian to start the first round of essential vaccines for your pet. Booster shots will be needed in subsequent weeks to follow up and complete the vaccination process.
Spaying and Neutering
Having your pet spayed or neutered is essential to preventing overpopulation, but it also offers numerous health benefits that can be beneficial for your pet’s lifetime. Sterilization not only prevents unwanted pregnancies, but it helps stave off certain cancers that can appear in the reproductive organs.
Parasite Prevention for Pets in Oakwood
It’s no secret that fleas and ticks are commonplace here in Oakwood, GA, especially in the summertime. Internal parasites such as heartworms can also present problems for our furry friends. Here at South Hall Veterinary Hospital, we offer a complete selection of sprays, collars, chewables, and liquid drops that can keep these potentially harmful critters at bay.
Having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to be reconnected with a lost puppy or kitten should they go astray at some point. This procedure is very affordable, and can prove to be invaluable should an incident arise that causes you to be separated from your pet. It is a painless and fast procedure that never requires repeating and you and your animal will likely not know it is there until you truly need it.
Let Us Be Your Adoption Resource at South Hall Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Laura Townshend is a highly experienced and compassionate veterinarian that proudly serves Oakwood, GA, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at 770-532-4449 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Townshend or Dr. Dennis at South Hall Veterinary Hospital.