Quality Puppy & Kitten Health Care

Because of their size, puppies and kittens are much more susceptible to dehydration and other ailments. In older animals these types of conditions can cause discomfort; however, in young animals they can actually cause death.

A full physical exam is needed as soon as your new pet comes home to live with you. We suggest that you bring your new puppy or kitten in to see us by 6–8 weeks of age. Parasites are especially harmful to young pets and can be present at birth. During that first exam, we will assess your pet’s need for parasite control.

At your pet’s initial visit, the doctors at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital will discuss with you the vaccinations that we recommend and those that might best suited to you and your pet’s lifestyle. Animal babies are just like human babies and are quite susceptible to viral infections and disease. Therefore, we want to get your new pet vaccinated as soon as possible.

We do not start a course of vaccines, however, before a pet is ready. For different pets, that point of readiness comes at different times and ages, depending on breed, size, health, and environment.

We want to be a part of your pet’s life from the start in order to keep him or her on the path to a healthy and long life.