Puppy and Kitten Care in Altadena
The veterinarians at Altadena Pet Hospital look forward to creating a long and happy relationship with you and your pet. While your puppy or kitten is still young, he or she will grow accustomed to having paws and teeth examined. This socialization makes later examinations and treatments much easier.
When you bring your new pet to see us at the age of six weeks, our veterinarians advise you to follow up with two more visits while your pet is under three months of age. Early intervention and vaccinations are part of a routine of preventive care that reduces the chance of serious or deadly illness.
As your puppy or kitten grows and matures, our veterinarians work with you to tailor programs that meet your exact needs. Adult Wellness and Senior Wellness programs provide disease prevention and enhance a long and happy life.
We give your new kitty a complete physical examination. Testing for heartworm is done and a preventive medication prescribed, if appropriate. The exam also includes a fecal screening for parasites, blood work, and vaccinations for the following:
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- Feline Leukemia
- Herpes Virus
- Respiratory complex
Puppies are given a complete physical and a fecal examination. We test for heartworm and prescribe preventive medication. Vaccinations to protect your puppy against disease are easy to get and part of making sure that your pet grows to be a vigorous adult dog. These vaccines prevent against the following:
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
At each visit, we talk with you about your expectations and goals for your pet. Our veterinarians are happy to discuss what your pet is likely to experience during his or her life, sharing information with you and helping you know what to look for to prevent health problems.
We are so happy to be a client of the Altadena Pet Hospital. Dr. Sahi and his incredible staff have treated our two Babies Dodger Dog and Baby cat. It’s like an extended family. The staff is very attentive and loving towards our animals. They treat all the animals, as if they are their own.
Romi and Marina