Puppy & Kitten Care for Levittown PA Area Pets

Puppy in Bathtub

There’s nothing like bringing a new kitten or puppy into your home. Congratulations on your new family member! We’d like nothing better than to meet your new pet early and help set him or her on a path of good health.

Frequently, puppies and kittens have a few health issues to address, so please schedule your appointment within 72 hours of bringing your new pet home. It is fairly common for new pets to have worms, fleas, ear mites, and other issues. Plus, once your pet stops nursing, he or she will stop receiving immunity from mom, so we’ll want to begin to administer vaccinations. We’ll also talk about nutrition, dental care, behavior, spaying and neutering, and the like.

Spay and Neuter Surgery

We generally recommend spaying or neutering your pet around 18 weeks.

Recommended Vaccinations for Puppies

  • Distemper
    A highly contagious viral disease that is often fatal in puppies. It is characterized by respiratory distress, coughing, and seizures.
  • Hepatitis (adenovirus)
    A viral disease spread through urine, causing respiratory and liver difficulties.
  • Parainfluenza
    A respiratory infection that is often associated with kennel cough.
  • Parvovirus
    A severe intestinal viral disease characterized by vomiting and bloody diarrhea. It is often fatal and highly contagious.
  • Rabies
    A fatal disease transmittable to humans, this vaccine is required by the state of Pennsylvania.

Recommended Vaccinations for Kittens

  • Rhinotracheitis
    A highly contagious respiratory disease that causes fever, sneezing, and eye inflammation.
  • Calicivirus
    Another highly infectious respiratory disease.
  • Feline leukemia
    Sometimes transmitted from the mother cat, it is a debilitating disease that affects healthy immune function. Before administering this vaccine, we will want to test your kitten for the presence of the disease.
  • Rabies
    A fatal disease transmittable to humans, this vaccine is required by the state of Pennsylvania.

Tips for Taking Your New Pet Home

Bringing home a new pet and incorporating a rambunctious puppy or kitten into your household requires a bit of planning. From supplies, to introductions, to training, to pet-proofing your home, see the tips below:

"I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the care Dr. Loeffler and Dr. Snyder, along with the entire staff, gave my Barley girl over the last few years. Barley was a very sick kitty and with your help she was able to live a happy and comfortable life. Thank you."

— Barbara K

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