Puppies and kittens are quite vulnerable to disease and infestations, so regular veterinary exams allow us to monitor the situation and provide prompt treatment if it becomes necessary. Nothing takes the place of your wellness visits, no matter how well informed a pet owner becomes. And yet, an owner’s insights and observations become critical in providing optimum veterinary care for any pet. Our veterinarians, technicians, and staff work closely with every pet owner to find the best solution to problems and the most appropriate treatment for every puppy and kitten.
On their puppy’s first visit, puppy owners will receive our very informative Puppy Packet. The Puppy Packet contains valuable health information about the following:
Palmetto Animal Hospital offers detailed instructions for Housebreaking Your Puppy by using a crate and a suggested schedule to assist with the process.
Feel free to download these two training guides, and you can look forward to receiving a Puppy or Kitten Packet at your first wellness visit.
For more information about zoonotic diseases and ways to protect your pets and family, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
At your kitten’s first visit, we will give you our very informative Kitten Packet. This packet contains information on many important health-related issues for your new kitten:
Palmetto Animal Hospital also offers detailed instruction in Teaching Your Kitten How to Use the Litter Box and measures to explore when your pet is uncooperative.
Our veterinarians perform spay/neuter procedures on a regular basis intended to sterilize pets, prevent unwanted litters, and protect pets from certain cancers and infections as they age. For both males and female cats and dogs, small incisions allow us to remove the reproductive organs in a safe and quick manner.
These procedures, for dogs or cats, are performed under anesthesia, with your pet fully asleep and monitored throughout. They are some of the safest procedures we perform, and we take every precaution to ensure a positive outcome.
We realize that any surgical procedure can be as stressful on the owner as on the pet, and we're here to reassure you every step of the way. We will advise you on the most appropriate age to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered, and will explain what the procedure and recovery entails.