Congratulations on getting your new baby pet! Buying a puppy or kitten is an exciting time for your family because you have just welcomed both a new playmate and family member. While you begin developing a bond with your new pet, it is also the perfect time to start thinking about the future of your new pet’s health.
Unlike adults, young animals are particularly vulnerable to infections and parasites (both internal and external). Their susceptibility is why we recommend bringing your puppy or kitten to Great Neck Veterinary Clinic right away. The best way to establish protection from many common infectious diseases is to get started on routine immunizations. When you visit us with your pet for the first time, we can also perform simple tests, as needed, to determine the health status of your newest family member. The sooner you make your appointment, the sooner you can learn that your baby animal is healthy and start learning how to keep him or her that way.
The veterinarians and staff of Great Neck Veterinary Clinic are also passionate pet owners. They too have experienced the trials and triumphs of raising animals. One thing is certain: We won’t hesitate to share advice on how to protect young pets from the hazards in your homes. Pet-proofing your house is the first step—remove toxic or dangerous materials, medications, and choking risks. Your second step is one of provision—feed high-quality puppy or kitten food, make sure they get sufficient exercise, and of course, give them tons of love!
One way to make sure that your puppies grow up well exercised and well socialized is to surround them with canine friends and role models. Ask about Fur’st Choice Doggy Daycare and Boarding, located right beside Great Neck Veterinary Clinic. It’s a great home away from home for your pup!