Insuring a great quality of life for your pet begins early in life. A large percentage of puppies and kittens have intestinal parasites before their very first visit to a veterinarian. Fecal examination and Giardia screenings are very important because some of these parasites can be transmitted to humans.

Puppies and Kittens are also susceptible to Heartworms, which are transmitted through mosquito bites. Even pets that are kept exclusively indoors are at risk. Starting with their first visit, both puppies and kittens should begin monthly heartworm prevention, which includes medication that is administered routinely throughout their lives.

Kittens should also be tested for two deadly viral diseases – feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia. Kittens are more likely to contract leukemia, which can mean a much shorter life span. An early diagnosis of feline leukemia allows you to take control and manage the disease in ways that improve their health and their life expectancy.

Both puppies and kittens can have challenges with housebreaking, biting while playing, unwanted chewing and transitioning to the right diet as they grow. We are here to answer all your pet parenting questions. Just ask!
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