Obviously the place to start learning about your new pet is during your initial puppy or kitten exams. These exams are scheduled every 3 to 4 weeks and are essential as your young one is rapidly changing and growing. During these initial exams, we will evaluate them from head-to-tail, inside and out, looking for problems they were born with, and issues that have come up since then. We will examine skin, teeth, eyes, bones and muscles, hearts and lungs, the abdominal organs, and genitalia. We will discuss behavior, nutrition, parasite control, vaccinations, the best age to spay or neuter, what common disease to look for, and what to do when they are sick. We’ll inoculate them with the appropriate vaccines given their age, and we’ll also de-worm them.
At the appropriate age, we will also send you home with a sample of what we believe to be the main heartworm and parasite control drug best suited for your pet.