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At this appointment, our doctors will not only perform a thorough exam, but they will also discuss training and ensure that your puppy or kitten is developing and growing properly. Young pets can be more susceptible to bacteria & parasites in their environment, so we suggest that you bring them in as soon as you get them to get a puppy or kitten wellness exam. We also run puppy/ kitten fecal screenings to make sure they are parasite free. Many young pets can get parasites from their mom while nursing, so it is important to check for this once they come into a new home to reduce transmission and more serious medical side-effects

Puppies

Flea, Tick, and Parasite Prevention

Prevention is one of the easiest ways to help your pet stay healthy. Many intestinal parasites can cause infection and easily go undetected. Our environment as well as other pets can expose your pets to parasites, fleas, and ticks. All of which could have serious medical side effects if not treated. Help protect your pet from your first visit. We will discuss with you the types of prevention and go over what works with you and your pet to give them the best chance against fleas, ticks, and parasites!

Training / Housebreaking

Our vets are knowledgeable about training your new puppy. Housebreaking can be done several ways and our vets will take the time to discuss with you the different choices and what may be best for you and your pet.

Obedience training is also very important from a young age. Training can not only help set important boundaries while they are still young but also strengthen you and your pet’s bond. If you have a behavior concern our vets can help guide you to the best way to address these behaviors and understand the root cause of them.

Nutrition

You pet is as unique as you. That means that they many need or benefit from a special diet. Our vets can recommend diet and nutritional information based on your pets health, breed and size. Some diets may not be appropriate for your pet and can lead to health concerns.

Vaccinations

Many vaccinations require a series of boosters when first started. We recommend getting these when they are puppies to set them up for the best success and protection. After 16 weeks of age puppies are eligible to receive their Rabies vaccine which is required by law. Distemper combo is also a core vaccine that is highly recommended due to the serious health conditions that it causes as well as being very contagious for other pets.

Kittens

Vaccinations

Many vaccinations require a series of boosters when first started. We recommend getting these when they are young to set them up for the best success and protection. The core vaccines that we recommend are Rabies, Distemper Combo and Feline Leukemia.

Behavior

Like all babies’ kittens can get into things, scratch items, have inappropriate urination among other things. Our vets can help walk you through how some of these behaviors can be discouraged and possibly changed with room set-up, proper redirection, and toy selection.

Nutrition

You pet is as unique as you, and your cat may have some opinions on what type of food they may or may not want. Our vets can recommend diet and nutritional information based on your pet’s health, breed, size and personal preference. Some diets may not be appropriate for your pet and can cause long term damage when fed.

Flea, Tick, and Parasite Prevention

Fleas and ticks can carry diseases and even if your kitten stays inside, they are still at risk. Fleas can be brought in by other pets or even possibly humans. Many flea and tick prevention made for dogs are not safe for our feline friends. Our vets can discuss the different options for cat prevention.

Contact Us

Bloomingdale Animal Hospital

Location

290 Glen Ellyn Road Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Clinic Hours

Monday / Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed