Having a puppy or kitten in your home can be exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. You will need a veterinarian in Chicago to give your new pet the care that it needs. You can depend on our team at Wheeling Animal Hospital for puppy care, kitten care, and more. We provide a variety of veterinary services to pet owners in Chicago, Arlington Heights, and Wheeling, IL.
Kitten and Puppy Exams
Before you bring your new pet into your home, it's important to bring it in for a veterinary examination. Your pet needs to be checked for parasites and infectious diseases. If you bring your pet to the vet early, you can avoid more serious issues later down the road.
Puppies typically receive vaccinations at 8 to 11 weeks, 12 to 15 weeks, and 16 to 18 weeks. We will work with you to create a vaccine schedule that works for you and your pup. During these visits, we may also provide routine puppy exams, such as fecal exams.
Kittens need vaccines at 8 to 11 weeks, 12 to 15 weeks, and 16 to 18 weeks. We will also provide exams and de-worming during these appointments. You can work with us to create a kitten wellness schedule that will help your cat thrive.
Spaying and Neutering
Puppies should be spayed or neutered between the ages of four and six months. Kittens can be spayed and neutered at six to eight weeks, but most kittens undergo these surgeries between the ages of four and five months.
Spaying and neutering can reduce aggressive behavior in both dogs and cats and can reduce the risk of serious diseases. We will discuss the right time for surgery when you bring your puppy or kitten in for its initial appointment.
Helping Your Pet Thrive
Our goal is to make sure that your puppy or kitten is happy and healthy. At every visit, we will assess your pet's health and provide advice as needed. We can help you find the best food for your pet and will work with you to ensure that all of your pet's needs are met.
We will show you how to properly groom your pet and make sure that its nails, ears, and coat are well cared for. We can even provide guidance on obedience and house training. When you work with us, you can get your pet off to the best possible start in life.
Contact Our Veterinarians at Wheeling Animal Hospital
When you bring your puppy or kitten to Wheeling Animal Hospital, your pet will be in safe hands. In addition to our Chicago location, we have offices in Arlington Heights and Wheeling, IL. Contact one of our three locations to schedule an appointment for your new furry friend. Our veterinarians are here to help your pet every step of the way for a long and healthy life.