Vaccinations are a significant aspect of the first vet visit. Puppies and kittens require vaccinations to protect them against common diseases. Your vet will review your pet’s vaccination history, discuss a suitable vaccination schedule, and administer the necessary vaccines to protect your pet from common diseases. Vet tip: consider joining our Best for Pet Wellness Plan membership which includes preventative health care services at an affordable monthly fee. This includes all annual core vaccinations and unlimited consultations. Find out more here.
Puppies and kittens are often prone to internal and external parasites, such as worms and fleas. Your vet will check your pet for external parasites like fleas and ticks and give you advice on the best parasite prevention for your pet.
Your vet will scan your pet’s microchip to check it’s working, and your contact details are correct. If your pet isn’t microchipped, your vet will microchip them so they can be easily identified and reunited with you if they ever get lost.
Nutrition is another key focus during the initial visit. Your vet will discuss an appropriate diet for your growing puppy or kitten, addressing their unique nutritional needs. Proper nutrition is crucial for their development, and your vet can guide you in choosing the right food to support their health.
Your vet will discuss the optimal time for spaying or neutering your pet and give you information on the procedure.