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If you're a pet owner with a new puppy or kitten, you may have many questions about the care of your pet. Below are some of the most common questions that we answer at Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center.
Unless there are major health problems, puppies and kittens typically come see the vet for the first time when they're about six or eight weeks old.
Puppies and kittens typically benefit from these services:
Puppies and kittens benefit from pet food that has been formulated for young animals. This type of food usually has a lot of protein packed into small portions, which helps your pet get the energy he or she needs to grow and stay active.
Puppies and kittens need exercise on a daily basis. Some animals, especially puppies, like to go for walks. If you don't take your pet for a daily walk, be sure to play with him or her throughout the day to ensure that your pet gets enough exercise for his or her needs.
Spaying and neutering is important because it helps control the pet population in your community. Spaying or neutering your pet can also reduce your pet's risk of diseases of the reproductive system. Finally, this type of procedure also helps with your pet's behavior.
Dogs and cats that are unspayed or neutered are more likely to spray urine, yowl and wander from home. At Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center, we recommend spaying or neutering your pet when he or she is about 8 weeks old.
Vaccinations can protect your pet from illnesses and diseases and can stop the spread of illnesses throughout the pet community. In addition, getting your puppy or kitten the rabies vaccination can help protect members of your family because rabies can spread from pets to humans.
If you have a new puppy or kitten and are seeking veterinary services like spaying and neutering, vaccinations, wellness exams and other services, bring your pet to Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center. Contact us today at 503-661-1833 to make an appointment with your pet's veterinarian.