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Ask The Vets: Volume 1

Welcome to “Ask The Vets”, where the veterinarians at West Eugene Animal Hospital answer your most frequently asked questions about animal health and longevity.Ask The Vets at West Eugene Animal Hospital Today’s question is commonly asked by kitten and puppy owners on how to proactively care for their new pet.

Q. When Should I Bring My New Kitten or Puppy To The Veterinarian For A Check-up?

A. It’s important to bring your new puppy or kitten to the veterinarian to be examined shortly after they arrive in your home. A thorough exam may detect problems or health issues that should be addressed at an early age. At 8 weeks old, we recommend starting them on their first set of vaccines. Vaccines get boostered at an interval of 3-4 weeks, typically at 8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Vaccine recommendations can vary for puppies and kittens depending on their environment so be sure to discuss your plans (traveling companion, hunting dog, outdoor cat, etc) with us so we can create a customized vaccine plan for your pet. Parasite control and treatment is very important for both the health of your pet and for your health as well. Checking a fresh fecal sample, then starting on a deworming schedule is very important. Please be sure to bring a fresh sample (2 hours old or less) to your first visit. At West Eugene Animal Hospital, we understand the overwhelming but gratifying experience a new puppy or kitten can bring into your home. Often times we are not only discussing important health questions but behavioral and training techniques as well. That’s why the first exam and recheck exams at the booster vaccine visits are at no charge to you!

To learn more about caring for your new kitten or puppy, contact West Eugene Animal Hospital to schedule a free consultation with one of our veterinarians in Eugene, Oregon.

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