Puppy & Kitten Care—Expert Care From Day One
Your pet’s health is important to us. The focus of our puppy and kitten wellness program is disease protection and prevention. Puppies and kittens receive some disease protection from their mother’s milk. However, after weaning they count on us to protect them from harmful disease. The pet experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center will start your new puppy or kitten on the road to lifelong wellness by focusing on:
- Proper nutrition
- Parasite preventives
- Disease prevention
During their first year, puppies and kittens require a diet designed to promote the proper growth and development of young muscles, bones, and teeth. This growth stage is vital to their future wellness, and they will need extra protein and a variety of specific nutrients. Puppy and kitten treats should be designed to prevent choking and intestinal upset.
At the wellness exam, we will counsel you on the proper food, treats, and exercise requirements for a happy, healthy, well-behaved pet. We will track your pet’s weight and growth progress and any changes in your pet’s response to food should be reported to your veterinarian immediately. All puppies and kittens require a constant supply of fresh, clean water.
Parasite Testing and Prevention
We take parasite detection and prevention seriously. The pet experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center customize parasite prevention plans to your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle.
Parasites may be the external variety, such as fleas and ticks, or internal parasites, such as worms. If left untreated, parasites threaten your pet’s health by damaging major organs and the digestive system. This can lead to long-term health issues or even death.
Puppy or kitten wellness exams include thorough testing and monitoring for infestations. We recommend the least invasive treatment plan required to protect your pet’s health. If you suspect a parasite problem, please contact us, or bring your puppy or kitten in for an exam as soon as possible.
Prevention Through Vaccination
Young pets require a series of vaccinations during the first year of life to protect them from life-threatening diseases. The professionals of Springbrook Animal Care Center will tailor your vaccination protocol to address the exact needs of your puppy or kitten, and eliminate over vaccination.
Important vaccinations for your puppy may include:
- DA2PPL4—Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis
- Bordetella—Tracheobronchitis or kennel cough
- Lyme disease
Important vaccinations for your kitten may include:
- Feline panleukopenia—Feline distemper
- Feline respiratory diseases—Rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, chlamydia
- FeLV—Feline leukemia
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We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
Meet Our Adoptable Animals!
We are currently fostering some great puppies, dogs and cats available for adoption! Visit our Featured Foster page HERE to view all animals available for adoption and make an appointment to meet them at our clinic by calling us at 630.428.0500!
Holiday Hours & Closings!
Please note our Holiday Hours and Closings! For Emergency Services during Holiday Hours, you MUST call 630.337.3070!
We Are a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!
Now through Thursday, December 13th we'll be collecting for Toys for Tots! Stop by during our normal business hours to drop off any new, unwrapped toys. No stuffed animals or toy weapons, please. Many thanks for your generosity during the holiday season!
New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Give us a call at 630.428.0500 to register your pet or email: email@example.com with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.