Puppy & Kitten Wellness

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten to your family is a tremendous experience. At Animal Doctor, we are aware of the time and effort that goes into the care and training of your new family member. That's why we are here to help you with the process and provide assistance along the way. New puppies and kittens will go home with a puppy or kitten pack, to include a free month of Heartgard and Nexgard for puppies! Call us today to schedule an appointment with a veterinary clinic that strives to give your pet the best and longest life possible.

 

Vaccinations

Preventative care and vaccinations are the cornerstone to your pet's wellness and well being. At Animal Doctor, we take your pet's health seriously. We recommend beginning preventative health and vaccinations between the first 6-8 weeks of your puppy/kitten's life. At this point, puppies and kittens must begin increasing their immunity.
 

Spays & Neuters

Animal Doctor recommends neutering/spaying your new puppy or kitten to eliminate aggression, prevent disease and cancer, and prevent unwanted pregnancies. It is ideal to spay/neuter a cat at 6 months, and a puppy between 4-6 months for small breeds and 1-2 years for large breeds. Spaying and neutering your pet does not deprive him or her of any element of their life that he/she is aware of or needs. While your pet will no longer be able to reproduce, your pet experiences better overall health, calmer and better socialized behavior, and less issues later on in life.
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Microchipping

Microchipping is highly recommended for pet owners because becoming separated from a pet can happen too easily. A microchip is implanted in your pet to provide identification when a pet is lost. The owner's contact information are entered into a database that can be searched when someone scans the microchip. Placing a microchip can be done at any time; however, if planning to spay or neuter, placing a microchip during the surgery can be the most comfortable for your pet.
 

"My first interaction with your Junction City facility was when I brought my dog of 15 years in for cremation. I was so impressed with the compassion of the staff that I decided to make you my Vet for our new puppy Bennett. His first appointment did not disappoint. Everyone was great. You can tell they really care and love animals. Thank you for being there through a difficult time and now for my new puppy."

- John

 

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

At Animal Doctor, we recommend beginning preventative health and vaccinations between the first 6-8 weeks of life. After receiving the first round of vaccinations and deworming, we will want to see your pet every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age. This helps increase their immunity and prevent disease and illness. We strongly recommend ALL puppies receive core vaccinations and some non-core vaccinations to prevent the spread of disease! After 16 weeks, we will want to see your pet for annual boosters to maintain immunity and provide a routine check-up to catch disease early on. Our recommended puppy vaccination and wellness schedule is as follows:
Visit 1 (6 to 8 weeks of age):
  • New puppy examination
  • Distemper parvo vaccination #1 of 4
  • Obtain a fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites (or bring a fresh sample)
  • Deworming for intestinal parasites
  • Begin heartworm / flea & tick prevention (Heartgard & NexGard)
Visit 2 (10 to 12 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Distemper parvo vaccination #2 of 4
  • Bordetella vaccination
  • Deworming for intestinal parasites
  • Heartworm / flea & tick prevention
Visit 3 (14 to 16 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Distemper parvo vaccination #3 of 4
  • Leptospirosis vaccination #1 of 2
  • Heartworm / flea & tick prevention
Visit 4 (16 to 20 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Distemper parvo vaccination #4 of 4
  • Leptospirosis vaccination #2 of 2
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Refill heartworm / flea & tick prevention (Heartgard & NexGard)
  • Schedule a spay/neuter (if appropriate)
Annually for life
  • Annual examination
  • Distemper parvo vaccination
  • Bordetella vaccination
  • Leptospirosis vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination (one or three year)
  • Fecal sample
  • Heartworm and tick disease test (4DX)
  • Monthly heartworm / flea & tick prevention
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Kitten Vaccination Schedule

At Animal Doctor, we recommend beginning preventative health and vaccinations between the first 6-8 weeks of life. After receiving the first round of vaccinations and deworming, we will want to see your kitten every 4-6 weeks until 16 weeks of age. This helps increase their immunity and prevent disease and illness. We strongly recommend ALL kittens receive core vaccinations and some non-core vaccinations to prevent the spread of disease! After 16 weeks, we will want to see your pet for annual boosters to maintain immunity and provide a routine check-up to catch disease early on. Our recommended kitten vaccination and wellness schedule is as follows:
Visit 1 (6 to 8 weeks of age):
  • New kitten examination
  • Feline distemper vaccination #1 of 4
  • Obtain a fecal sample to check for intestinal parasites (or bring a fresh sample)
  • Deworming for intestinal parasites
  • Blood test to check for Feline Leukemia (FelV) / Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Visit 2 (10 to 12 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Feline distemper vaccination #2 of 4
  • Deworming for intestinal parasites
  • Begin heartworm / flea & tick prevention (Revolution Plus)
Visit 3 (14 to 16 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Feline distemper vaccination #3 of 4
  • Feline leukemia (FelV) vaccination #1 of 2
  • Refill heartworm / flea & tick prevention
Visit 4 (16 to 20 weeks of age):
  • Brief examination
  • Feline distemper vaccination #4 of 4
  • Feline leukemia (FelV) vaccination #2 of 2
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Refill heartworm / flea & tick prevention (Heartgard & NexGard)
  • Schedule a spay/neuter (if appropriate)
Annually for life
  • Annual examination
  • Feline distemper vaccination
  • Feline leukemia (FelV) vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Fecal sample
  • Monthly heartworm / flea & tick prevention