Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Congratulations on your new pet! At Veteran's Memorial Drive Animal Hospital in Houston, we strive to provide the best puppy and kitten care we can. We know that your new pet is special, and that your pet deserves the best. At our Houston animal hospital, we'll provide the best care we can to ensure that your new pet has everything he or she needs to live a long and happy life. From vaccinations to spaying and neutering, we provide all the necessary care to help your pet grow up healthy and strong.
Your pet's first veterinary visits are crucial for your pet's health. Here's what you can expect from the veterinary visits in your pet's first months of life:
Wellness exams- Your pet's first new pet exam will involve an inspection of teeth, fur, skin, eyes, ears, mouth and other systems of the body. Your pet's Houston veterinarian will also monitor your pet's heart rate, listen to your pet's breathing, run labs on your pet's feces and so on. Wellness exams help your pet's veterinarian catch medical conditions early, which can help your pet stay healthy and get early treatment if necessary.
Vaccinations- Vaccinations protect your new puppy or kitten from common illnesses and diseases. At our Houston animal hospital, we provide core and non-core vaccines for cats and dogs. We try to make the vaccination process as easy as possible. We tell pet owners what kind of vaccines their pets should receive and when they should receive them.
Nutrition counseling- Establishing good eating habits is one of the best ways to protect your pet from problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more. We'll help you by teaching you which foods are alright for your pet to eat, and what portions are correct for your pet's size.
Heartworm testing- We test for heart worms, so we know when your pet has a problem and needs treatment. If your pet does need treatment, we'll recommend the best methods for your animal friend.
Flea and tick prevention- Fleas and ticks spread disease. Fortunately, they're preventable. We'll teach you how to protect your pet against fleas and ticks by altering your pet's environment and by getting your pet properly groomed.
Spaying and neutering consultation- We encourage families to spay and neuter their pets, provided that they aren't planning to breed their pets later. We'll talk to you about the benefits and risks of spaying and neutering, so you can make an informed decision.
Microchipping- Microchipping helps reunite pet families! We'll microchip your new puppy or kitten so that he or she can be returned to you in the event that you ever become separated.
At Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital in Houston, we provide the best in kitten and puppy care for pet owners in the area. To make an appointment, contact us at 281-440-4441.