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Puppy and Kitten Care

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is an exciting time for any pet owner. During this time, it is important that you know how to perform proper kitten or puppy care to keep your pet healthy. A trip to Nall Hills Animal Hospital in Overland Park can help keep your companion animal feeling its best. Here are some puppy and kitten care steps to take, including information about what happens when you make an appointment with our veterinarians in Overland Park for an assessment.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Take The Time to Protect Your Pet with Safety Measures

Puppies and kittens are naturally curious. Because of this, it is extremely important that you monitor your puppy or kitten’s activities as much as possible so that he or she do not become injured when exploring the new home. It is also wise to take time to remove potential hazards from areas your new pet will be wandering. Lock up any chemical agents, medications, and hazardous foods from your animal so that he or she does not accidentally ingest something poisonous.

Gather Necessary Materials For Your New Pet

Your puppy or kitten will require a few items for comfort and safety. Ensure that his or her water bowl and food dish are kept in the same area of the house. This helps your pet to recognize where his or her food and water will be at all times. If you have a kitten, purchase a litter box and keep it filled with clean cat litter for when your pet needs to go. A puppy will need a leash or harness to go outside. Purchase some age-appropriate kitten or puppy toys to keep your animal entertained.

Get An Evaluation Of Your Pet's Health At An Early Age At Our Animal Hospital

Our veterinarians in Overland Park are available to give your new pet an examination to check on its health. If there is a medical difficulty found, treatment can be provided promptly. During your animal's first exam, our veterinarians will discuss with you the importance of vaccinations, spaying or neutering, microchipping, and parasite prevention measures. A subsequent appointment will be made to check on your pet's growth and to follow-up on any troubles that it may have been experiencing.

If you are a new puppy or kitten owner, make a kitten or puppy care appointment at Nall Hills Animal Hospital with our veterinarians in Overland Park. Call our practice today at (913) 808-3181.