Bringing home a brand new puppy is incredibly exciting. It’s the beginning of your life with the animal that will quickly become a beloved member of your family.
But bringing home a puppy isn’t all fun and games. They have special health needs that have to be taken care of in partnership with a trained veterinarian. From your pup’s first exam, which will establish a health baseline and screen for potential problems like parasites or disease, to a proper vaccination schedule, East Hampton Veterinary Group can help ensure that your puppy gets a paw up on living the healthy and happy life they deserve.
If you have questions about the proper way to care for your puppy in their first few months in your home, please feel free to reach out and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have— and recommend a wellness and vaccination plan that’s right for their breed and age.
Your brand new kitten is adorable, sure. But how do you ensure that their health needs are taken care of in this extremely important early stage of their life? Don’t worry— East Hampton Veterinary Group is here as your partner for providing the best start to a life full of health, wellness, and happiness for your new kitten.
We’ll provide comprehensive physical exams that will help us identify any early issues and provide a health baseline for your kitten, ensuring they’re healthy and happy from day one. We’ll also provide a vaccination and parasite prevention plan based on the region, lifestyle, and other factors that matter most. Meanwhile, we’ll discuss spaying and neutering and help you determine the best time to have this procedure completed.
We’ll also always be here to answer questions, but medical and behavioral, about your new kitten— including questions about nutrition, weight management, training, and more.
Spay/Neuter procedure provides your pet with a lifetime of behavioral and health benefits.
Did you know this procedure can actually add years to your pet's life? Beyond preventing pregnancy, making the snip promotes a healthier life and better companion for you and your family. We urge clients to spay/neuter their pets to reduce sexual instincts, the risk of infection and disease, undesirable behaviors, overpopulation and uncontrolled reproduction.
Over the years, surgery and anesthesia have become much safer. Today, we consider a variety of factors such as age, size, breed and lifestyle when determining appropriate timing and treatment.
Spaying reduces the risk of:
Neutering reduces the risk of:
Approximately 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
Unfortunately, a large majority of pets never return home. The good news is, microchips are a great way to protect your pet with a lifetime of identification. What a relief!
The thought of losing a pet is unsettling, but microchips greatly increase the likelihood of a reunion. Implantation is safe, painless and much like a routine vaccination. Injected between the shoulders, a tiny microchip stores a unique identification number which then needs to be registered in a database to link with your contact information. Most animal hospitals and shelters have special scanners that can decode this information and then contact you if your pet is found. This provides pet owners with peace-of-mind as it cannot fall off, be altered or removed like collars and other forms of identification.
At East Hampton Veterinary Group, we urge all of our clients to have their pet microchipped and wear a collar. Even if your pet stays indoors, accidents happen!