Puppy & Kitten Care

Everyone loves puppies and kittens, but if you don’t have the experience to care for them, they can be challenging. Contact our team at South Side Animal Clinic in Rolla and learn all about what your puppy and kitten need to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Puppy & Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care Needs

Before getting a puppy or kitten, you need to make sure that you take the time to prepare your home for their care. If you are buying a puppy, you may want to keep certain areas in your home off-limits to prevent him from ingesting certain things or hurting himself. You also need to determine the best type of food to feed your puppy and make accommodations for house training.

If you are buying a kitten, you need to determine areas in your home that he may get stuck in or items he may hurt himself with. Kittens also require special food to ensure their digestive tracts are working accordingly. The right food selection helps ensures your kitten will be safe and healthy.

After you bring your kitten or puppy home, you will need to find a vet in your area to prepare your new pet for any necessary veterinary care.

Vet Visits for Puppies and Kittens

The wellness of your puppy or kitten is extremely important. The first several weeks that you have a kitten or puppy are the most important. Establishing a relationship between a vet and your new pet will ensure your pet lives a happy and healthy life.

Vaccinations are advised for both puppies and kittens. Since they are so young, they are more susceptible to certain diseases and illnesses that could otherwise be prevented if they were vaccinated.

Our vet will track your pet’s growth and development during visits. We will also record your pet’s vitals and perform a general checkup to ensure there is nothing seriously wrong. Taking your pet to the vet at a young age makes it less scary for him in the future.

This will also be a great time to discuss spaying or neutering with your vet. Spaying and neutering can prevent many medical issues. These issues can arise later on in their lives.

Contact Southside Animal Clinic in Rolla, MO

We specialize in natural pet care. If you are looking for a holistic veterinarian, there is only one place to go. Give us a call at (573) 426-3647  to schedule an appointment at Southside Animal Clinic in Rolla for your new kitten or puppy.