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Puppy, Kitten and Piglet Care

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Puppy, Kitten and Piglet Care

Cats don’t have to be afraid of visits to the vet. Kind and compassionate handling by the veterinary staff makes a big difference in their “cattitude” towards a check-up.

kittenvisit-225x300.jpgThe First Vet Visit

Animals have good memories and their first vet visit is very important. At Marion Veterinary Clinic, we use the first vet visit to create positive memories and take our time getting your pet used to the veterinary exam.

The Health Check

Whether you adopted or purchased your new pet, having a health check performed as soon as possible is important to not only them, but you as well. Checking for intestinal parasites, disease protection through vaccination and determining nutrition for optimal growth are things we can help you with so you can help your pet grow up happy and healthy.

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering your pet by six months of age can be a lifesaver. Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the odds of breast cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems and testicular cancer in males.

Many people mistakenly believe that allowing a female pet to have one litter before spaying is “better” for them. However, there is clinical evidence that the optimal age to sterilize female cats and dogs is before their first estrus (heat cycle). The first heat cycle occurs around six months of age, but it can occur sooner. Kustritz, MVR (2007). Determining the optimal age for gonadectomy of dogs and cats. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.231(11): 1665.

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