PUppy and Kitten Vaccinations in Tucson

Puppies and Kittens

Have you recently added a new furry family member to your home? The Rita Ranch Pet Hospital team is here to provide support and education to pet owners at all stages of the game.

First Steps with a New Pet

When you first get a new pet, we recommend that they be brought into our hospital for a checkup within the first week after they join your household. This is important so that we can check for signs of any underlying health conditions and ensure that your pet is parasite-free. When you come in for your first visit, please bring a fecal sample to help us screen for parasites. During this initial visit, we'll perform a nose-to-tail check, examining your pet thoroughly to ensure they are healthy. If any health problems are detected, we will be able to develop a course of action for managing the condition right away.

What You Need to Know about Your New Pet

A new pet can bring with it a lot of challenges, and the Rita Ranch Pet Hospital team is here to help you meet their needs. Some needs that we can help with include:

  • A nutritional plan
  • Discussion of behavioral issues and the prevention of such common problems as chewing, scratching, barking, digging, marking, and more, to help pre-empt these unwanted behaviors
  • Education about exercise needs
  • Information about crate training, housebreaking, and litterbox use
  • Information about spay and neuter recommendations and we'll discuss your options with you at your visit
  • Parasite prevention regimen
  • Parasite screenings
  • Vaccinations for disease prevention
  • We recommend vaccines at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age to prevent common infectious diseases such as parvovirus, distemper, and feline leukemia
  • There will be approximately three visits for vaccines in your pet's first year

Get Started With Us

The Rita Ranch Pet Hospital team can't wait to meet your new companion! Contact us today to schedule their very first visit and we can help get them started on the right paw.

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