Congratulations on being a puppy or kitten owner. You are about to experience some fun times with your new pet. It is important to provide your new pet with proper puppy or kitten care. Contact West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton to make an appointment with our veterinarian in Boca Raton to perform examinations, handle preventative actions, and treat emergencies. Here are some kitten and puppy care tips to read over so your pet remains safe and in the best of health.
Check Your Home for Potential Hazards
Before you allow your kitten or puppy to roam freely around your home, it is best to survey the areas that your pet will be frequenting. Look for potential hazards and remove them so your pet remains injury-free.
Remove string, ribbon, and twine as curious pets could eat these items, causing an intestinal blockage. Make sure there are no toxic substances within reach as well. Taking the time to remove any sharp or jagged objects your new pet could run into or injure himself on will be well worth the time invested to do so.
Make a Visit to a Pet Supply Store
Your new pet will require a water bowl and feeding dish. These bowls should be kept in the same location daily in your home so that your pets always know where they can find food or water. A litter box and litter is necessary for a kitten. A leash is needed to take a puppy outdoors to go to the bathroom and get exercise. If you have questions regarding your pet's dietary needs, contact our veterinarian in Boca Raton for recommendations.
Schedule an Appointment at Our Animal Hospital
It is wise to make an appointment for a checkup as soon as you get your pet. Our veterinarian will check your pet from head to tail for any abnormalities. If a problem is found, they will discuss the treatment options available for your pet. Our vet will inform you about the importance of immunizations and will provide you with a timeline for these so you know when to bring your cat or dog back for another appointment.
Contact West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton to make an appointment for a wellness visit for your new pet. Call our office at (561) 451-8838 to find out more about the importance of routine visits with our vet or to find out about scheduling availability for your new pet.