Puppy & Kitten Care
Puppies and kittens have unique medical needs as they build an immune system and start to grow. Your pet’s early visits are important not only for medical evaluation and vaccines, but also because frequent, positive interactions with our staff members from an early age can enhance how your pet reacts to family members and other people and can decrease any potential future stress of coming to see us. Click Here to learn more...
Dog & Cat Care
In those intervening years between puppyhood/kittenhood and the senior pet is the relatively stable time of young adulthood for dogs and cats. Unless accidents occur or your pet develops an unforeseen illness, the minimum recommendation is for bringing your pet in for an annual wellness exam once a year. Click Here to learn more...
Senior Pet Care
Like people, dogs are living longer. We all cherish the companionship of our canine and feline friends. It is important that we help ensure these extended years are the happiest and healthiest possible. Working closely with your veterinarian, you can make a significant difference in the life of your senior pet. Click Here to learn more...
Canine Health Guide
Feline Health Guide
Downloadable Wellness Plans
Feline Wellness Plan
Canine Wellness Plan
Kitten Wellness Plan
Puppy Wellness Plan
If you have a new puppy or kitten or are considering getting one soon, we are here to help you. Puppies and kittens have unique medical needs as they build an immune system and start to grow. Your pet’s early visits are important not only for medical evaluation and vaccines, but also because frequent, positive interactions with our staff members from an early age can enhance how your pet reacts to family members and other people and can decrease any potential future stress of coming to see us.
Most puppies and kittens have parasites, so we recommend fecal testing and deworming as early as possible. When we first see your new pet, ideally at 6-8 weeks of age, we will perform a comprehensive physical exam to identify any potential problems. If there are no medical problems, we will vaccinate your puppy or kitten every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age. For dogs, these vaccines include distemper (a combination vaccine), leptospirosis, rabies, and bordetella. For cats, these include distemper (a combination vaccine), rabies, and feline leukemia. We will start your new pet on flea, tick, and heartworm preventative at these visits. We recommend heartworm preventative year round for cats and dogs whether they will be exclusively indoor or outdoor pets.
At six months of age, we recommend having your pet spayed or neutered. For males, this can help prevent roaming behaviors, can curb aggression between dogs, and can prevent prostate and testicular issues in the future as well as help keep the stray pet population down. For females, this will significantly decrease the future incidence of mammary cancers and will eliminate the possibility of life-threatening uterine infections and unplanned pregnancies.
Pennfield Animal Hospital offers puppy and kitten wellness plans for the first year that can help give your pet a good start, prevent future health issues, give you discounts on goods and services, and allow an affordable way to spread out the payments. The basic plan covers all core vaccines, deworming, fecal tests, and office calls for the first year as well as giving discounts on products and services.
The optimum plan, covers what the basic plan offers, but will also cover the cost of spay or castration neutering surgery. The services in the plans are discounted and allow you to pay a low monthly fee for 12 months. Please contact us for more specific information about these plans for puppies and kittens.