Puppy & Kitten Care

If you have just become the proud owner of a puppy or kitten, you likely want to start off on the right foot by caring for your new pet properly. Providing younger animals with the right care ensures they remain healthy and comfortable. One step necessary is to bring your new pets to El Toro Animal Hospital in lake forest, CA to obtain a veterinary appointment. Here are tips to ensure your first days with your new pets are successful.


Contact Our Office as Soon as Possible

When you first obtain your puppies or kittens, you want to spend as much time with them as you can so they become used to you. While you may be apprehensive about bringing them outside of the home during these first days, it is best to contact us for a wellness visit. This visit ensures your new pets pose no health risk to other pets living at your home and that your new pets receive treatment for any possible issues without delay.

Get the Right Items for Comfort

Your new pets need a few items to keep them comfortable. Head out to a local pet supply store to obtain these items. Invest in a water bowl and food dish for feeding time, a litter box with litter or a leash to take care of bathroom breaks, and toys to keep your pet entertained and exercising. Our vet will provide you with information about the right type of food to provide to your pet. 

Take Time to Get to Know Your Animal

Spend plenty of time with your new pets. This helps your pets learn your voice and what you look like. They will also know who to run to if they are hungry or if they need something. Play with your pets using age-appropriate toys. This encourages them to socialize with you and get much-needed exercise as well.

Check Your Home for Injury Risks

Before you allow your pets to wander around your home, remove any potential risks that could cause them injury. To do this, get down on your hands and knees so you can see hazards more easily. Remove items with protrusions or sharp edges. Do not allow your pet to come into contact with any type of chemical agent. Remove string items as well as they could become a choking hazard if your pets happen to try eating them.

If your kitten or puppy needs an appointment for veterinary care, contact El Toro Animal Hospital in lake forest, CA to make an appointment with our vet at your convenience. Call our office today at (949) 837-5222 for more information.

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