Caring for a puppy requires special medical attention that differs from mature dogs. Puppies need to establish a healthy baseline of care to get them off on the right paw, and that includes wellness exams where we’ll conduct a thorough nose-to-tail examination of your new pup’s health.
We’ll also recommend a vaccine schedule based on your dog’s age, environment, and lifestyle, ensuring that they’re protected from contracting or carrying common viruses that can cause severe health issues and even death.
Other puppy healthcare we offer includes parasite prevention measures and advice on how to ensure your growing puppy has the proper nutrition, training, and lifestyle it needs to grow into a healthy mature dog that will be a perfect member of your family for years to come.
There are few things more lovable than a baby kitten, but showing that love is about more than plenty of back scratches and happy purring. It’s up to you to ensure your kitten gets the right early life health care, and at Sangaree Animal Hospital at Cane Bay we’re happy to help along the way.
From early wellness exams that will ensure your new kitten is growing and developing safely to scheduling vaccinations to keep them disease-free, we’ll help protect your kitten against everything but the perfect start to a long, fulfilling life.
When the time comes, we can also provide spaying and neutering services in a safe environment conducted by deeply experienced veterinary professionals.
It’s the opinion of our veterinary team that all companion animals should be spayed or neutered. This procedure, which involves the removal of reproductive organs in females (spaying) or males (neutering), is a responsible choice not only for your pet but for the pet community as a whole.
Unwanted pregnancies among pets that haven’t been spayed or neutered can result in pets without homes, which often end up in shelters and unfortunately can end up being euthanized.
Meanwhile, spaying and neutering come with a range of health benefits. They lead to longer life expectancy, lower risk of certain cancers, and decreased behaviors that can be unpleasant or dangerous for your pet such as going through ‘heat,’ wandering far from home in search of mating partners, excessive ‘marking’ urination, and aggression.
Meanwhile, recovering from spaying and neutering procedures is relatively short and won’t result in any lasting changes to your pet’s lovable personality.
None of us want to think about what would happen if our pet became lost and couldn’t get home to us. That’s why we attach tags to their collars with information where people can reach us. Unfortunately, lost pets often have their collars or tags lost, and stolen pets will often have them removed.
That’s where microchipping comes in— a completely safe, nearly painless, and easy procedure wherein a small microchip is inserted just beneath your pet’s skin. Once it’s there, it stores information about your pet including who owns it and how you can be contacted. If your pet ends up at a shelter, they can read the microchip and return your pet safely to you.
Microchips stay with your pet for life, with no chance of them being separated. You can even easily update the information stored on them anytime you change addresses or phone numbers.
Talk to someone at Sangaree Animal Hospital at Cane Bay about having your pet microchipped and get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet can easily be returned to you in the event it’s lost.