When you get a new kitten or puppy, you may not know what's going on with their health, even if you adopt from a shelter. Bringing your new friend to the pet doctor for a checkup helps you identify and address any health issues your pet may be suffering from. At All Creatures Animal Hospital in Naples, our veterinarian and the rest of our staff are here to help you get your new kitten or puppy on the road to a long and healthy life. Our animal doctor will make sure your new pet is healthy and free of disease.
Importance of Checkups
Puppies and kittens do not always enter this world with a clean slate. Their mother may have been carrying an illness that was transferred to her offspring while in utero. Sometimes, animals are born in less than ideal conditions and come into contact with parasites that make them ill.
You may not know that your new pet is suffering from an illness or condition because they are still young and less likely to show symptoms of some illnesses. These are all reasons why you should make an appointment for your new pet to see a veterinarian as soon as you can. You can prevent future health concerns by detecting health issues as early as possible.
What Does a Checkup Involve?
Our vet will begin by performing a physical exam and pulling blood to look for signs of common illnesses. The physical exam also involves our animal doctor going over the body of your pet with her hands to feel out hidden problems. After that, our veterinarian will conduct a visual exam to look for signs of parasites and illness. Blood will be measured to find evidence of infection and disease.
After the physical exam is finished, our vet will vaccinate your pet. The exact vaccinations your pet will receive depend on various environmental and lifestyle factors, but some vaccines are required for all pets, including the rabies vaccine. Once the exam is complete, our veterinarian will tell you when you should bring your pet back for follow-ups and booster shots.
Pet Doctor in Naples
At All Creatures Animal Hospital, our animal doctor has years of experience providing pet owners in Naples with reliable puppy and kitten care. For more information on puppy and kitten care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (239) 598-4545.