Family Pet Clinic 2

Puppy & Kitten Care

There are few things more exciting than bringing home a new pet! At Family Pet Clinic, we want to help your new pet start life on the right paw, which is why we recommend you schedule a wellness exam as soon as possible after agreeing to bring home your new best friend.

Puppy Care

For puppies, we recommend wellness exams at the 8 week, 12 week, and 16 week mark. Why so many? Because those early weeks in your puppy’s life include a whole lot of change, growth, and development— not to mention the need to get your pup properly vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Our puppy wellness visits will include physical exams to assess overall health, fecal exams to check for any parasites, and the delivery of scheduled vaccinations.

Until we’ve completed your puppy’s initial vaccination schedule, it’s extremely important that you’re aware of where they go and how many dogs they interact with. Avoid other dogs in general, particularly those you don’t know. This includes at dog parks, kennels, and pet grooming facilities.

Kitten Care

Caring for your new kitten is exciting, and incredibly important for their early development. We want to help! We recommend scheduling kitten wellness exams at their 8 week, 12 week, and 16 week milestones, which allows us to monitor their growth, catch dangerous illnesses and parasites early, and deliver key vaccinations along the way.

Multi-Cat Households

Cats that are entering a household with another cat or cats already living there, there are additional tests and procedures that should be followed. 

Your new cat should be tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus before they interact with other cats in your home. 

It’s also important to introduce new cats into your household gradually, as cats can be very territorial and become stressed with sudden changes. Start by keeping your new cat in a separate room for a week or so so that everyone can get used to each other’s smells. Then, introduce your cat to the others from inside a carrier. Finally, once everyone is calm and adjusted, let your cat out to interact directly.

Have questions about your new kitten? We’re always happy to provide answers at any time.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

Spaying or neutering is the process of removing reproductive organs in pets. In females, this is called spaying. In males, neutering.

Spaying and neutering obviously removes the risk that your pet will become pregnant or impregnate another animal. But it also comes with additional health benefits and behavioral benefits. These include preventing some cancers, aggressive behavior, roaming, urine marking, howling, and more. 

Meanwhile, spaying or neutering your pet means that they won’t potentially add to the population of unwanted or homeless pets.

Spaying and neutering are both standard procedures that we recommend for all pets. The procedure is straightforward and recovery time is relatively short.

Microchipping

Microchipping involves the insertion of a tiny microchip just beneath your pet’s skin, usually along the neck or back. This microchip contains data about your pet’s home address, a phone number to contact you in the case they’re lost, and more. 

Microchipping is a great way to ensure that your pet’s identifying information is always with them and can be read by a dog shelter or other facility that may end up with them if they become lost. Collars and tags can be lost or removed, but microchips will always be there. Plus, you can update the information online anytime in the event that you move or get a new phone number.

Microchipping is a fast, easy, and low-pain procedure that can be completed in just minutes.

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Located on the corner of Bridgetown Pike and Woodbine Avenue, directly next to Lower Southampton Elementary School.

Phone: 215.357.6357

Email: info@fpcvets.com

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed