Adopting a puppy or a kitten is a great deal of responsibility. When these animals are very young, they demand a lot of your time and attention. When you bring a new puppy or kitten home, one of the first things you should do is schedule an appointment with True Companions VetVan. There are several reasons why this first appointment is so essential.
Tip To Tail Exam
During your pet's first visit to the veterinarian, they will get a tip to tail exam. During this exam, our vet will check your pet's eyes, nose, and mouth. They will listen to your pet's heart and lungs and inspect your pet's skin and fur. Finally, the vet will have your new pet walk so they can observe their gait. This checkup is essential in making sure that your new pet is healthy.
Your new pet will need regular vaccinations to help them live a long and healthy life. During your pet's first visit to our veterinarian’s office, your pet will receive their first round of shots. Our veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments for the next round of vaccinations.
Our veterinarian will discuss your pet's diet with you so that you know how much your pet needs to eat each day. Because pet obesity is such a serious problem today, discussing your pet's diet is essential to their health in the future.
Spaying and Neutering
It is a good idea to have your pet spayed or neutered. Not only will this help control the pet population, but it will also help prevent serious health conditions. Spaying and neutering can also improve your pet's overall behavior. During your puppy's or kitten's first visit to the vet, our veterinarian will discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering with you. If the procedure is agreed upon and your pet is old enough, an appointment will be scheduled.
During your pet's first visit to the vet, you can discuss having them microchipped. Microchipping allowed lost pets to be easily identified and returned. The procedure is inexpensive, non-invasive, and offers you peace of mind.
Veterinarian in Cottage Grove
If you have never had a pet before, you will likely have many questions and concerns regarding their care, health, and diet. The first visit to our veterinarian is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding your new pet. We have years of experience providing residents of Cottage Grove and the surrounding areas with reliable veterinary services. For more information on puppy care, kitten care, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (866) 838-2738.