Puppy or Kitten Physical Exams & Vaccinations Edmonton
At Summerside Vet Hospital, the care an animal receives during his/her first year is customized based on the specific needs present; this is done in order to provide your puppy or kitten the right start in life.
Below are our recommendations for your puppy’s/kitten’s first year:
Physical Exams: Your puppy’s or kitten’s lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam; between the ages of 8-16 weeks, your pet should have three to four exams. These visits are crucial because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet’s overall health and to administer vaccines.
Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines; this involves the initial vaccine and then boosters to achieve optimum immunity. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle, breed, and suggested guidelines.
Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that certain diagnostic tests be done at least once in the first year of life. Puppies are to be tested for Heartworm at 6 months of age and kittens are to be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS at their first visit if not done previously.
Additional Recommendations:The staff at Summerside Vet Hospital will also be open to discuss and recommend other services. This includes services such as spaying/neutering and microchipping your pet; these services lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
Please Call Us For Any Question Regarding Our Vaccination Protocols.