New Puppy or Kitten? Here's What Our Veterinarian Wants You to Know
Congratulations! You're a proud new pet owner! Whether it's your first time owning a pet or you've had animals all your life, there's always an adjustment period when you bring a new puppy or kitten into your home. At Sheehy Animal Hospital, we're here to help make your new pet's transition into your home as seamless as possible. Read on for tips about bringing a new pet into your home from your Livonia animal hospital.
Puppy & Kitten Socialization
It's important to begin introducing your puppy or kitten to people as soon as they begin living in your home. As a young animal, your puppy or kitten can easily develop life-long fears of people or other animals, so it's your responsibility to ensure that each interaction your pet has with another person or animal is as positive as possible. Talk with young children about how to interact with your new pet. It's a good idea to have your pet meet animals, such as a friendly, playful dog, known for being good with other pets.
Puppy & Kitten Pet Care
It's important that you bring your puppy or kitten in for a wellness exam, vaccinations, microchipping, and a spay/neuter procedure. At your initial appointment, we'll examine your new pets for any health issues. We'll also get a baseline for their weight and vital signs, allowing us to ensure that they're growing well over time. You'll have time to ask our veterinarian any questions that you may have about caring for your new pets.
Call Our Livonia Animal Hospital
Our veterinary staff is here to make sure your puppy or kitten gets off to a great start. Call Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia at (248) 615-7670. We also work with exotic pets. We look forward to helping you and your new family member with all of your veterinary care needs.