Puppy & Kitten Care

If you are planning to adopt a puppy or kitten, you should understand that it is a huge responsibility. Your new pet will rely on you for everything from food and shelter to love and affection. It is also up to you to ensure that your puppy or kitten has a long and healthy life. This means scheduling regular visits with our team at North Olympia Animal Hospital. There are several reasons why regular visits to the veterinarian’s office are essential, particularly when you first bring your new pet home.

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Tip To Tail Exam

When you first bring your new pet home, it will need a tip to tail exam. During this exam, our vet will examine your pet's eyes, ears, teeth, and throat. We will check your pet's skin and fur, and listen to the heart and lungs. Our veterinarian will also inspect your pet's gait. This examination is essential in detecting any underlying conditions your pet may have.

Vaccinations

Your new puppy or kitten will need vaccinations to protect it from disease and to ensure your pet’s overall health. Your pet will need most of its vaccinations during the first year of life. After the first year, your pet will need booster shots. During your pet's visit with our vet, it will receive the first round of shots. We will create a schedule to ensure that your pet gets all of the necessary vaccinations during the first year of life.

Weight Check

Your pet will be weighed during the first visit. If your pet is underweight, we will determine if there is an underlying health issue. If not, our vet will discuss a diet to help your pet gain weight. If your new pet is overweight, we can discuss a diet and exercise plan to keep your pet's weight down. Being overweight or obese can result in serious issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and joint issues. It is essential that you do whatever is needed to keep your pet at a healthy weight.

Questions and Concerns

It is not uncommon to have questions about your new puppy or kitten. If you are new to having a pet, you will have questions regarding its diet, sleep patterns, and behavior. When you bring your new pet to our veterinarian for the first time, we will answer any questions that you may have.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Olympia, WA

When you bring your new puppy or kitten home, the first thing you should do is schedule an appointment at North Olympia Animal Hospital. Dr. Ramanathan will perform a complete examination and administer the first round of vaccinations. Call us today at (360) 456-6006 to schedule an appointment.

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Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

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Sunday

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Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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Sunday
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