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As soon as you choose a new puppy or kitten, contact your Ramsey Animal Clinic veterinarian to schedule the first appointment. This initial wellness exam determines your new pet’s overall health and identifies any congenital problems or medical conditions that will require attention.
We begin with a complete physical exam, including an intestinal parasite test and discussion of such topics as proper feeding, socialization, potty training, behavioral concerns, and disease prevention.
Puppies, starting at about six weeks of age, may receive the following basic vaccines:
Kittens, starting at about six weeks of age, may receive the following vaccines:
In addition to vaccines, we perform diagnostic tests and procedures as needed, including basic blood work, health tests such as fecal exams, and deworming. Parasite prevention is often initiated at the first visit and continued throughout the patient’s life.
If you are not a breeder, we recommend spaying or neutering your young pet before he or she reaches maturity. We typically schedule this procedure after the six-month wellness visit. We are pleased to discuss your concerns or questions about spay or neuter surgery at any time.
Spaying renders your female dog or cat infertile through the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus under a general anesthetic. Neutering renders your male dog or cat infertile through the surgical removal of the testicles under a general anesthetic. Read more about our advanced surgery and anesthesia.
The process of spaying or neutering is quite safe and affords many benefits to pets and owners, such as leaving pets healthier by preventing cancer, uterine infections, prostate problems, and more; reducing or eliminating many behavioral problems including urine marking, aggression, and roaming; and helping reduce feral and domestic pet overpopulation and extermination.
As an essential business, Ramsey Animal Clinic remains open and we are taking all the necessary precautions to maintain the health and safety of our dedicated team, patients and the community. At this time only staff members are permitted to enter the hospital. Emergencies, drop offs, appointments, discharges and Rx pick-ups must be coordinated by phone from our parking lot. Additionally, we ask you, our clients, for everyone's safety, to please wear a face covering whenever you are interacting with a member of our team. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this outbreak.