There's something special about welcoming a new puppy or kitten into our families. These little balls of furry energy can do so much to bring joy and excitement to our lives. It's important to remember, however, that a new pet will require a lot of care, especially the first few months. At Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency, we can help you with puppy and kitten care.
If you've been searching for “a veterinarian near me” in Granada Hills, CA, to care for your new arrival, we are happy to welcome you to our pet care family. Our mission is to keep your pet healthy and happy for many years to come.
Before your new little buddy comes home, it can be important to be prepared for them. Take a trip to the local pet store and stock up on these items:
● Comfy bed
● Food and water bowls
● Food and treats
● Puppy/kitten safe toys
● Collar and leash (puppy)
● Brush and comb
● Crate (for puppy training)
● Litter box and litter
● Carrier (for cats)
Pet Wellness Exam
It can be useful to see a vet as soon as your new puppy or kitten comes home. When you visit us, a veterinarian on our team will conduct an in-depth physical exam that may include checking your pet's temperature, weight, heart, and lungs. We will likely also give the first of several rounds of vaccinations. Vaccines are important at this age to boost the immunity your puppy or kitten will be losing after being weaned from his mom.
The vet may discuss several key health and safety issues, including:
● Flea and tick prevention
● Nutrition and diet
● Pet Grooming
● House training
A vet on our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan and schedule for all these important items to be implemented into your pet's life. Be sure to have a list of any questions you have and don't be afraid to ask.
Get Pet Microchipping and Pet Grooming from a Veterinarian Near You
If you have any questions about the care of your puppy or kitten, don't hesitate to give us a call. We're always happy to hear from new pet owners. We at Mission Veterinary Clinic and Animal Emergency Hospital in Granada Hills, CA, are here to help. Call us at (818) 363-8143 for pet care from a “veterinarian near me.”