We are very pleased to offer discounted puppy and kitten plans. These plans are designed to include all wellness and preventative treatments including examinations, vaccinations, dewormings, fecal exams, flea and tick prevention, and heartworm prevention. After completing all visits included in the puppy/kitten plan, you will also receive a discount on the spay or neuter procedure and microchip and registration if performed before 1 year of age. This is a great way to help your puppy or kitten get a healthy start on life! Please call if you have questions about these plans..
Juvenile pets also have immature immune systems which make it difficult to fight off disease. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, vaccinations are the most effective preventive measure you can take for the health of your pet.
A visit to your veterinarian is imperative if you notice any of the following:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive drinking and /or urination
- Loss of appetite or lethargy
- Behavior changes
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Skin lumps, bumps or irritation
- Bad breath, plaque on teeth or bleeding gums
- Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking
- Trouble urinating or defecating"
Important Animal Vaccines
Some of the most important vaccines for your young pet include:
- Canine Distemper
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Bordetella
- Feline Distemper
- Feline Rhinotracheitis/Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Leukemia Virus
Additional vaccines may be necessary based on lifestyle (indoor or outdoor pet) and regional considerations. Finally, puppies and kittens are in a high growth stage, therefore, they require specially formulated food to meet their nutritional needs. Talk to your veterinarian at Starch Pet Hospital about the best food for your pet.