Caring For Your New Puppy or Kitten

Puppy or Kitten

Welcoming a kitty or puppy into your family is one of the most exciting things in life. A pet brings warmth, fun, and companionship to your home. However, to ensure your new buddy enjoys their new home, you should take good care of them. We at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital serving Bloomington, IL, have provided a few helpful tips to ensure your puppy or kitty's needs are well cared for.

Find a “Veterinarian Near Me”

Your pet's health should be a top priority, and one of the ways to achieve this milestone is by establishing a relationship with a trustworthy vet. Comprehensive care, including vaccination, spaying, neutering, and wellness exams, is important for your pet. Ask a vet at our animal hospital about how we can help with kitten or puppy care.

Provide a Good Diet

Your puppy or kitten's body is still growing, so it's important to provide him or her with proper nutrition. Besides, a good diet is crucial in boosting your pet's immunity. Offer a pet-friendly diet to your animal friend. If you aren't sure, be sure to talk to a vet at our animal hospital.

Make Your Home Pet-Friendly

Once you welcome a young pet into your house, it's not much different than having a little child. Ensure you keep chemicals, drugs, and other toxic substances out of your pet's reach — the same goes for toxic houseplants. Manage all loose cables and seal out gaps where your pet might get stuck. Ensure you stock your house with pet-safe toys that can't be swallowed.

Bathroom Basics

No one wants to walk into a messy house, so it's better to start housetraining soon. While cats can adjust to litterboxes, it doesn't hurt to put your kitty into the box during meals for faster adjustment. Training a puppy requires more time and patience. Regularly take them outside immediately after meals, when you wake up, after playing, etc., to help establish a routine.

Visit Us for Puppy Care or Kitten Care from a Veterinarian on Our Team

Would you like to learn more puppy or kitten care tips? You are welcome at our animal hospital. If you are a resident of Bloomington, IL and its environs, call us at (309) 663-1414 for Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital to enjoy our rich menu of pet care services.


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