Hiram Animal Hospital

Puppy & Kitten Care

A lifetime of health begins when your furry friend is a puppy or kitten. Call us to schedule your new puppy or kitten's first wellness visit today!

Caring For Your New Puppy or Kitten

As a responsible pet owner, it is up to you to make sure your new forever friend receives all the extra care they need to live a long, happy and healthy life, and bringing them in for a visit is the first step! Schedule a first puppy or kitten visit within the first few days of bringing your pet home, and make note to bring any medical records you have with you.

We are experts in the specialized care young pets need. Since puppies and kittens are more vulnerable to diseases and illnesses due to an undeveloped immune system, it is essential to keep up with timely physical examinations, vaccines and diagnostics. At your pet's first visit we will also discuss the importance of microchipping, spay/neuter procedure, parasite prevention, training and nutrition.

Physical Examinations: Multiple physical exams within the first year of life are recommended. Regular physical exams make sure your puppy or kitten is developing normally and give us a baseline of health to compare as your pet matures over the years. This will allow us to more easily identify health conditions and determine necessary vaccinations and treatments.

Vaccines: We develop personalized vaccination schedules for each puppy and kitten. We plan a timely schedule based on your pet's current health, lifestyle and risk of exposure. This will make sure your pet is immune from potentially dangerous conditions that can be easily prevented with necessary vaccines.

Diagnostics: Heartworm disease is a serious risk for mainly dogs, but can also affect cats, which is why we recommend testing before one year of age. For kittens, Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS testing is strongly recommended if not already done. Please bring your kitten's medical records so we can make sure they receive testing if they have not already.

Spay/Neuter Procedure

Spay-neuter is a simple and safe procedure with many benefits for you and your pet. Spaying your female pet or or neutering your male pet minimizes behavioral problems associated with natural sexual instinct, such as roaming and aggressive behavior. Choosing to spay or neuter your pet also has health advantages. Spaying eliminates the risk of mammary problems and uterine cancer, while neutering stamps out the prospect of testicular cancer or prostate issues.

Microchipping

Sadly, every year thousands of pets are lost and never make it back home. Don't let your pet be one of them. The best way to ensure your pet's safe return is microchip identification. Collars and tags are important, but a collar can break and a tag can fall off or become damaged, meaning that they don't guarantee your pet will be able to be identified. A microchip is a tiny identification device injected under your pet's skin so that it can never be lost. Veterinary clinics and animal shelters across the country are equipped with scanners that can read the information on a microchip and identify your pet. This means that when your lost pet is found, the microchip company will contact you and make sure your pet is returned safely to you. Remember, it's never too late to microchip a pet. The procedure is fast, virtually painless, and one you certainly won't regret.

Join the Hiram Animal Hospital Family Today!

Located between Bill Carruth Parkway and Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway on Hiram Douglasville Highway (GA-92).

Phone: 770.439.1117

  • Monday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed