Puppy & Kitten Care
Pet owners with a puppy, kitten, or both, as part of their pet circle in Fairfax Station, VA, have access to veterinary services from our team at Crosspointe Animal Hospital. Our facility offers a range of pet wellness care services to help support good health, including a puppy exam, kitten exam, or vaccinations.
Our Fairfax Station Services
Good health and a quality lifestyle are our focus and goal for every pet that our team works with. This means, from their first visit, we begin his or her journey to good health with a puppy exam or a kitten exam. An initial exam allows our vet to check your pet's overall health, check for any potential conditions, have blood taken if needed, provide diet recommendations, address parasite issues, and give vaccinations.
A veterinarian on our veterinary team will go over your pet's health exam and ongoing recommendations with you and answer any questions you may have. As your pet continues to grow, our team will be standing by to help ensure his good health as he grows into adulthood.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Once the initial exam is completed, puppies and kittens might be recommended to get follow-up examination later on. The second exam might be to check that your pet is growing properly, that he or she is at the right weight, that there are no conditions or potential issues, and that, overall, your puppy or kitten is healthy. If any treatments are necessary, these will also be discussed with you at that time.
Potential Puppy and Kitten Medical Issues
A puppy or kitten is vulnerable to a series of medical issues. Internally, puppies and kittens may be faced with parasites, which include hookworms and roundworms. There are certain diseases which can especially deadly for younger pets. This is what vaccinations are for. Kittens and puppies might also injure themselves as they are somewhat clueless about the world around them
Why Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations are Necessary
When kittens and puppies are born, they are dependent on their mother for nourishment. Their mother's milk provides the antibodies needed to fend off viral and bacterial infections.
One of the most important first steps in puppy and kitten care is getting their vaccinations. The vaccinations continue providing protection to the immune system for a number of diseases that might threaten their health.
Get a Kitten Exam, Puppy Exam, or Pet Vaccinations from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
When looking for veterinary services near you, consider scheduling an appointment with us at Crosspointe Animal Hospital in Fairfax Station, VA. Call us at (703) 690-6600 for pet care from a “veterinarian near me” at our animal hospital.