Congratulations on your new puppy or kitten! Young pets are a big responsibility, and Palmetto Animal Hospital is here to support and guide you. Our goal is to educate you as a new pet owner on the necessary care for your puppy or kitten to offer the latest addition to your family the best possible chance for a happy, healthy life.
We have a number of informative and easy-to-read handouts and packets for new pet owners to download and read at your convenience. However, this information is to be used only as a guideline.
Puppies and kittens are quite vulnerable to disease and infestations, so regular veterinary exams allow us to monitor the situation and provide prompt treatment if it becomes necessary. Nothing takes the place of your wellness visits, no matter how well informed a pet owner becomes. And yet, an owner’s insights and observations become critical in providing optimum veterinary care for any pet. Our veterinarians, technicians, and staff work closely with every pet owner to find the best solution to problems and the most appropriate treatment for every puppy and kitten.
At your kitten’s first visit, we will give you our very informative Kitten Packet. This packet contains information on many important health-related issues for your new kitten:
Palmetto Animal Hospital also offers detailed instruction in Teaching Your Kitten How to Use the Litter Box and measures to explore when your pet is uncooperative.
On their puppy’s first visit, puppy owners will receive our very informative Puppy Packet. The Puppy Packet contains valuable health information about the following:
Palmetto Animal Hospital offers detailed instructions for Housebreaking Your Puppy by using a crate and a suggested schedule to assist with the process.
Feel free to download these two training guides, and you can look forward to receiving a Puppy or Kitten Packet at your first wellness visit.
For more information about zoonotic diseases and ways to protect your pets and family, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.