Shores Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive wellness and preventative health care program for cats and dogs, including puppy, kitten and senior pet care. Your pets health needs will change as they grow older. It is important to familiarize yourself with your pet’s health care requirements based on their age and breed. Our vets are here to give you all the information you need to offer age appropriate care for your pet throughout their entire lives. Please see the following information on our puppy, kitten and senior pet wellness packages provided by our hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
Puppy & Kitten Preventive Care
Puppies and kittens need special care to help them grow and develop properly. As a pet owner, it is important to schedule an appointment early on (between 6 and 8 weeks of age) to set them on the route to optimal health and well-being.
Our New Pet or puppy/kitten care includes:
A full veterinary “nose-to-tail” physical examination
Vaccinations and deworming as needed
Discussion of proper nutrition
Discussion of spay/neuter
Internal and external parasite checks
Basic training suggestions
Dental checkup and discussion of at-home dental care
You may have many questions about your new family member – we encourage you to ask us! As your partner in their health, we are here to help you feel informed and comfortable in all your decisions.
Senior Care for Pets
Since our pets age at a faster rate than humans, we recommend an exam every six months after your pet reaches the age 7 in order to help them live a longer, happier life. Good senior pet healthcare requires attention to several factors:
Diet and weight management
Early disease detection blood and urine tests
Function of thyroid, kidneys, and liver
Eye and vision health
Pain management discussion
Regular exams and testing allow us to determine what is normal for your pet, and knowing these results helps us detect any abnormalities early. An early diagnosis is crucial to your pet’s health and may also greatly reduce treatment costs. Contact us at Shores Animal Hospital for puppy, kitten, and senior pet care. We are located in Gainesville, Florida.