Phone: 651-636-2883 651-636-2883

Address:

Arden Shoreview Animal Hospital

1261 West County Rd E

Arden Hills, MN 55112

Contacts:

Phone: 651-636-2883

FAX: 651 628-9133

staff@ardenshoreviewanimalhospital.com

New Puppy & Kitten Care

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is always an exciting event for any family. New pets add energy and fun to your home, and are a source of unceasing affection as they bond with you and your family.

However, they also require a little extra attention to ensure they get a healthy start at life and that they fit in well with your family and other pets. Partnering with a veterinary medical team ensures that you and your pet have a happy and healthy life.

 Comprehensive physical exams at developmental stages are important. If you're new to having a pet, a little time, and veterinarian tested advice on training might be needed. Your very first visit is perhaps the most important. These initial visits are when the client, doctor, and animal first meet and begin to form the relationship that will last for your pet's lifetime. We like to take our time with these visits to give your puppy or kitten a thorough pet wellness exam, talk with you about concerns you may have, offer health care and training advice, and more.

Your kitten's first visit will include:

  • Diet discussion, including types of food that are best for cats' unique requirements
  • Litter and litter box discussion
  • Behavior discussion
  • Spaying and neutering discussion
  • Vaccine protocol – What will my pet need?
  • Microchipping - Should I get this done? When is the best time to do this?
  • Fecal examination for any intestinal parasites
  • Testing for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Complete physical exam, which includes detection of potential congenital problems

Your puppy's first visit will include:

  • Diet discussion, including types of food to feed, balancing the diet for clients opting to feed raw or home-prepared diets, and guidelines on feeding intervals and quantities
  • Training discussion
  • Behavior discussion
  • Spaying and neutering advice – Is this best for my dog? What are the consequences of spaying/neutering too early and what should I expect if I don't want to spay or neuter my dog? If I decide to spay/neuter, when is the best time to have this done?
  • Formulation of an individualized vaccine protocol
  • Microchipping - Should I get this done? When is the best time to do this?
  • Fecal examination for any intestinal parasites
  • Complete physical exam which includes detection of potential congenital problems


 

Arden Shoreview Animal Hospital

1261 West County Rd E
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Phone Number: 651-636-2883
Fax Number: 651-628-9133
Email address: 

staff@ardenshoreviewanimalhospital.com