At Mauston Pet Hospital, we want your puppies and kittens to grow up strong and healthy. That's why we're a veterinary practice that fosters informed pet ownership from the very beginning. The truth is young pets require continuous care at the onset for proper growth and healthy development. The veterinarians at Mauston offer years of experience in caring for your youngest pets. Our approach is all-inclusive and will address your pet care needs from disease prevention to proper behavior.
If you're looking for a veterinarian near Wisconsin Dells to give your pet the best possible start in life, you've come to the right place.
When Should Puppies and Kittens Visit the Vet?
You should plan to visit us within a few days of bringing your new pet home. A complete physical examination will be done to ensure your new best friend is in excellent health.
During your first visits, we begin disease and parasite prevention protocols specifically tailored to your pet's needs. Young dogs and cats are very susceptible to parasitic infections, some of which can be transferred to people as well as other animals. Parasite prevention is not only important for the health of your new pet, but for the overall health of your family.
We'll also talk to you about safe and effective treatments to guard against fleas and ticks. While it may be tempting to purchase cheaper, over-the-counter products, many have serious side effects and limited effectiveness. Our doctors and staff will be here to guide you in choosing the right products for your animal.
What Vaccinations Should My Puppy or Kitten Have?
Vaccinations will protect your puppy or kitten against most major infectious diseases. Safe and effective vaccines are available to prevent the following diseases in dogs and cats:
- In Dogs — Rabies, distemper, parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella (kennel cough), canine influenza, Lyme disease, and more
- In Cats — Feline leukemia, rabies, and respiratory diseases
The number of vaccinations your pet needs will depend on their individual circumstances. Additional vaccines may be necessary based on an animal's lifestyle (especially if they'll be an indoor or outdoor pet) and regional considerations.
Is There Anything Else I Should Know?
Your new pet will require several veterinary visits during the first year of life, for monitoring and preventive care. During these visits, we'll be able to talk to you about any concerns and questions that come up regarding the care of your dog or cat.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Mauston is also an emergency vet and offers imaging, laboratory testing, and much more should the need arise. Call us today at (608) 847-6024 to make an appointment and put your pet on the path to good health.