Your Pet's First Year of Life
We want to commend you for taking on the responsibility of caring for your new pet. This little one will be depending on you, much the same way a small child depends on it parents. Young pets are susceptible to getting sick easily because their immune system is just developing. Therefore you should take care, to keep your new pet in an environment where it will not be exposed to cold, damp or drafty conditions. Please take the time to read all of the paperwork that has been given to you to assist you in making the best decisions for the overall care of your pet.
Because pets age 7 to 10 times faster than humans, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a check-up twice a year. This will include a full physical exam, and will include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Dr. Tracy Wood will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Animal Health Care Center for service.
Additionally please know that keeping and caring for your new pet is not only a physical commitment but a financial one as well. Your pet's first year of life is the most expensive, after that routine maintenance, twice yearly checkups, and preventative care, makes pet ownership enjoyable as well as very manageable.
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In your pet's first year of life you will need to have the following addressed:
- Initial Doctor Examination/ Health Check
- Parasite Screening / Deworming
- Medications to rid your pet of the parasites
- Possible ear cleaning and care
- Flea Control Medications also Click Here to see our promo on Flea Meds
- Initial Vaccinations and follow-up Boosters
- Micro-Chipping (In the event your pet wanders off)
- Spay or Neuter
Thank you! We welcome you and your pets to our family!